As a Distance or Online student, you have the same access to article databases as do on-campus students.
The University Libraries subscribe to databases, which include valuable research materials like academic journal articles. Some databases are specific to certain subject areas, while others include articles or other materials from many subject areas.
Different databases have different features, but here are some general search tips:
Have you seen this button?
If so, hopefully you have clicked on it! The Find It@BALL STATE button will appear when the database you are searching does not have the full text of an article, but another BSU database may hold the full text. Find It@BALL STATE searches all BSU databases for the material you need. It's always worth clicking!
Click on Find It@BALL STATE
You will be taken to the full text of the article if it is available through the BSU Libraries. Use the sidebar to see basic information about the article or to browse through other articles in the same journal.
If the full text is not available, you may request the article through Interlibrary Loan by clicking on Interlibrary Loan.
OneSearch provides a convenient way to access many different library resources at once. You will find results from several library databases, the library catalog, and open access resources online.