This guide is meant to accompany SPCE 683 assignments where you need to read a specific article and you have to find it online, electronically.
As a Ball State student, you are entitled to use the University Libraries, whether in the building or from afar. This guide should give you some tools you can use for finding the research you need.
When you need to get a hold of a specific article and read it...
Walk through the example below to see these steps in action.
Let's say you had an assignment requiring you to find and read this article:
In the big OneSearch box, we can type in our article title.
Usually your title will be the first one listed in the results, as it is in this example (below). But it’s best to double-check the author and year to be sure you’re choosing the correct title. Notice that sometimes you end up with duplicate records (as we did here) which point you to the exact same article.
Now, to find the full-text we can click on either the title of the article, or the "Full Text Online" link.
At this point in the process, you need to be flexible, because what happens next just depends on how we access the full-text. Be prepared for one of these options when the new tab opens: