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Library Research Tutorial: Adapted from Canvas Course

This Research Guide runs through the same information as the Library Tutorial course in Canvas. Use this guide to quickly access that information without needing to log into Canvas, and use it as a refresher for the main points in the Canvas tutorial.

Bridging the Missing Links

Even in large databases such as the Library Search and Academic Search Premier, many search results will not include the full-text of an article, only the citation.

Remember that a citation typically lists just the article title, author(s), source (journal or magazine title), issue number, date of publication, and page numbers, as shown in the example below.

Example of an article citation

Three options for obtaining full-text articles are:

  1. Using the "Full text availability" link within a database citation (when available).
  2. Searching the Journals tool by the title of a periodical.
  3. Requesting an article or book from another library using interlibrary loan.