Answered By: Laura Montanez
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2018     Views: 20

 

The  ('Check for Full Text' @ JMU) button can help you find out if JMU owns or has access to what you are looking for. If there is no button or if it is not working, here's what you should do:

  • If you want to search yourself, here are some strategies
    • For journal articles, look up the first few words of your journal title (not article title) in Periodical Locator and click on the database links offering full-text access.
      • For example, if the citation for the article you need is "Amato, Paul R. "Parental Divorce," Psychological Bulletin. 1991 Jul Vol 110(1) 26-46," you should search for Psychological Bulletin.
      • Once you find the periodical in the Periodical Locator, you'll need to click on a link to access their databases. In the example above, you would click "Full text from 1904 to present in PsycARTICLES." From there, you can search for your article.
      • However, if you only find a link that says "Carrier Library Print Holdings," click on that and place an Article Delivery request. In most cases, the article will be electronically delivered to you within a few days.
    • For a book, search the JMU Library Catalog which will tell you whether or not JMU has access to it. If we don't have it in our collection you can most likely get the book through Interlibrary Loan.

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