Communication: Research Sources for Communication
Recommended Databases for Secondary Literature
Where's the Article?
Many databases contain the full-text articles as .pdf files right in the database, but some do not. If your result tells you about an article (the citation) but the full article is not there, look for the "Get It" button:
"Get It" helps you get the article in one of three ways:
- If an article cited in one database is available in full text in another online source, there will be a direct link to the full article or, in a few cases, to the journal.
- The journal in which an article appeared may be available in hard copy in the Marriott Library; there will be a link to the Library Catalog. Click on that link and then search by title for the journal to see if the library has the volume and issue you need.
- If the article is not available electronically or in hard copy, there will be a link to Interlibrary Loan Request, which will open a webpage from which you can request that the Marriott Library obtain an electronic copy of article for you (usually within 24 hours, and there is no charge for this service).