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Full text of annual summaries of scholarship in over three dozen academic disciplines.
Full text of hundreds of scholarly journals in all disciplines dating back to the 1700s.
General Science Abstracts
Indexes periodicals on astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, math, medicine, and physics, 1983 to present. Earlham subscribes to almost all of the content, either as online full text or as print.
Finding the actual article
Once you find a citation to an article- STEPS to take:
1. Try Google Scholar - search using article name
- Is there a HTML or PDF link? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- Is there Full Text @ Earlham? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- 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)
- Is it in Earlham's library? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- 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
Add Earlham College under "Library Links" (within Settings) to access content within library database subscriptions. Google Scholar can also be used for citation searching - look for the "Cited By" link beneath the description of the article/item.
Full text of over 50 journals from scholarly science societies: with an emphasis on vertebrate and invertebrate biology, ecology, and the environment. Coverage from 2000 to the present.
Academic Search Premier
Comprehensive index to scholarly journals and general periodicals in all subject and interdisciplinary areas, including full text. Coverage prior to 1990 is sparse.
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.
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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