Don’t wait until the last minute to search for articles for your paper. That way you have plenty of time to find the full text or to seek the help of a librarian.
Having the complete citation is most helpful. Ideally, the citation should include the author(s), title of the article, publication date, and the name of the journal.
Check EBSCO A to Z for the journal
In Blackboard, you will find the JCHS Library’s pages that contain links to our online resources. On the library’s main page, you will see a tabbed box of links to Popular Resources. Click on the Articles tab to find the link to EBSCO A to Z.
In EBSCO A to Z, type in the journal’s title. If the library has access to the journal, you’ll see a link to browse within that journal for your article.
Visit the EBSCO A to Z how-to guide for additional tips on using this resource.
Check Google Scholar
In the Popular Resources box on the library’s page in Blackboard, you will see a link to Google Scholar. In Google Scholar’s search box, type in the article’s title enclosed in quotation marks (“article title”). Using quotation marks tells Google Scholar to only find that exact title.
In the search results, look for a link that says “Find it @ JCHS” or other links that might say “HTML” or “PDF”.
Visit the Google Scholar how-to guide for additional tips on using this resource.
When all else fails
If you have exhausted all resources and you are still coming up empty, it’s time to ask a librarian! We’d be happy to locate the article and we can often have it for you within a couple days at most.
About full text limits
Most library resources have limits available that will only provide articles with full text in your search results. It is recommended that you not use full text limits, because you might potentially eliminate some articles that would be great for your paper. Besides, after using the tips in this post, chances are you will be able to quickly find the article in full text yourself.
**NOTE: The above links will prompt for your JCHS Blackboard login to open the resource.**