Sometimes you get a citation like the one below from a professor or an article's bibliography and you want to find the full text. Follow these steps.
Vasile, Adelina. "Subjectivity and Space in Haruki Murakami’s Fictional World." Euromentor Journal vol. 3, no. 1, 2012, pp. 112-31.
1. Look up the journal title in the SPU Library Catalog. In this case the journal title is Euromentor Journal.
2. In the results list, look for the title of the journal with the label, "journal."
3. Click on "Online Access"
4. Choose the link that has the year you need.
5. Navigate to the year and issue you need in the system you chose in #4.
6. Find the article in the list of articles for that issue.
(For an explanation with visuals, other examples, and tips, see this subject guide)
Search with keywords from your topic in the SPU Catalog for books
You will also be searching our consortium catalog (Summit) -- books that you request (for free!) through Summit will arrive at SPU in 3-5 business days.
In the results list, you will see print books, eBooks, and DVDs at SPU plus additional items that you can request from other libraries (these will say "Check Holdings")
Once you find something relevant, click on the title for more information. You can then see the subjects, a description, and the table of contents. All this information can help you decide whether the book is relevant and whether you need the entire book or just a chapter.
Search with keywords from your topic in the SPU Databases for articles.
Open "Academic Search Complete".
Click on "Choose Databases" above the search boxes.
Check the box for these databases:
Hit "okay" and go back to your search screen and start with a broad keyword search, putting different terms in separate boxes
Look on the left side of the results screen for limits
See if there are "subjects" or "descriptors" that can help you focus in on your topic
Contact me for help with choosing the right databases
Another key database for literature research, is the Literature Resource Center which is also linked to from the Article & Databases page.
Where is the actual article?
Choose Google Scholar from the SPU Articles & Databases page to be connected to full text when available through the SPU Library system.