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Library Services for WSU Global Campus

The services on this guide apply to students enrolled through the WSU Global Campus only, and who do not live in the town of Pullman.

Finding Journal Articles

Search It can help you access academic articles; however, it does not let you search with as much precision as more traditional journal databases. Watch out for book reviews too - they do not count as "academic articles" in most cases.

Subject-specific databases help limit your search to a specific discipline. These are especially helpful for upper undergrads and graduate students.

Google Scholar contains both academic and "non-academic" material such as newsletters, song lyrics, unpublished articles, and book excerpts from non-scholarly books.

Find It Button

Some databases provide a link to the full text of articles in the citation record by giving you either a PDF or HTML link.

Sometimes you will not see a full-text link to the article you want. In that case, you will need to look for the Find It button to locate electronic or print versions of your item, or perhaps order the item.

If you are using Google Scholar, you will not see the Find It button, but you will see a link that reads: "Find It at WSU Libraries."

If you cannot locate the full text of an article readily available on the page, the first step to accessing it is clicking on the "Find It" link.

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