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Finding Specific Articles

A guide which outlines different ways you can look for the full text of an article for which you have the citation.

Where do I look to find this article I need to read?

These are the resources to use to look up your citation, listed in order with the simplest and quickest at the top.  You'll find more details listed in the other boxes under "Different Ways to Search for Known Articles."

  • OneSearch: type in author last name and some key words from the article title
  • Course Reserves through OneSearch:  search for your instructor's name, your class, or the article title
  • Find It @ BALL STATE (if you've found the article through a BSU database): click on the red button and Find It @ BALL STATE will look for the article in full-text
  • Local library (if you're off campus)
  • Interlibrary Loan: if you can't find your article through the above routes, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request, and an electronic copy of the article will be sent to your email.  Allow several days for this process.


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