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BIO 111: Ecological Biology (EcoBio): Find Articles

General Databases

Finding the actual article

Once you find a citation to an article- STEPS to take:

1. Try Google Scholar - search using article name

  1. Is there a HTML or PDF link?  -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
  2. Is there Full Text @ Earlham? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
  3.  Are there multiple forms? Click "All __ Versions" and look for HTML or PDF format -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...

2. Try Earlham Library - search Libraries Worldwide using article name (note: remove special punctuation) 

  1. Is it in Earlham's library? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
  2. Request an Interlibrary Loan -> follow link below article to autofill request form.

3. Alternatively, request a copy from the primary author (see text box to the right)

Biology Databases - Google Scholar - Academic Search Premiere

More Search tools

Text to email author

Subject: Research Article Request <if possible add two or three words that summarize what the article is about>

Dear Dr. <Last name>

I was doing some research and found your paper in "<Journal Title you find it in>" titled "<Title of paper>" very interesting. Unfortunately, my institution does not have access to a Fulltext (PDF) of your article. I was wondering if you would be willing to share with me an e-copy of your article. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated and will help me in my research.

Warm regards,

<Your name>
Earlham College

Find an article using Google Scholar

Do you already know what you're looking for? Try searching Google Scholar for the title of the article.

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