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Marcia's Totebag: Basic Tools

Google Scholar Search Box

Just because they call it "Google Scholar" that's no guarantee that everything you find here is scholarly. Use with caution, as you would any resource based on unrestricted self-publication.

Google Scholar Search

If We Don't Have it

If we don't have the journal you need, you can borrow it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.

How to place a request:

  • Check the OneSearch to see if the library already owns the item.
  • If not, Login to ILLiad using your UR netid and password or create an account if this is your first request.
  • Select either Article Request, Book Request, or Book chapter request for interlbrary Loan
  • Enter the information about the item
  • Click Submit Request
  • To request another item, click your browser's back button and change the item information

Basic Library Tools

Clicking on the title of a book from the list of results  displays the details about the title, it location, its availability, the subject headings assigned to it, and often its contents.

Depending on the type of material,  you may need to use the location and call number information to find the material on the shelf in the library, or, if it is an online resource, click on the link to the full text.

On the right side of the page, you also have options to email, save to a citation database format, or add to a list of saved titles in in your account (you'll have to sign in to do this). Simply click on the available links.

Further information on choosing databases in Ebscohost and doing combined searches can be found on this guide: http://support.ebsco.com/help/index.php?help_id=75

Further information on searching Academic Search Complete and other Ebscohost databases can be found on this Help page:

http://support.ebsco.com/help/index.php?help_id=67
 

Getting the Full Text of Articles

If the full-text of an article is not available in the database you are searching, look for a "Locate it" button, which will link you to either the journal in which the article is published or to the article itself. 

If there is no button, use the Journal Titles tab in the red search box at the top of the main library web page to search for the title of the journal, or use the link below.  If we have a subscription, you will learn what years are available and in what database.  Some or all years of a journal may be available only in physical form in the periodicals collection on B2. 

For other journals we may have limited access, for example, not the most recent issues or not the earliest published issues. If we do not have access to the issue you need, use  ILLiad.

 

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