Answered By: Robert Wilson
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017     Views: 21

Some hints:

  1. Some databases will note whether or not Maxwell Library has the title, if not, your database printout will indicate what source your article comes from. Look for the abbreviations “SO:” or “JN:”, which indicate the source or journal title, respectively. Once you find the source of your article, you’ll then have to check whether Maxwell Library subscribes to that particular title. Go to the link from the Library homepage that says “Journals A to Z.” Select the tab that says “Search” and type the name of the journal you need. The database will indicate if Maxwell Library subscribes to the journal, and the format (print, microfilm, or electronic). The library doesn’t subscribe to all of the periodicals you may find listed on your database printout, so you may request items not available at the Maxwell Library via Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services. Login is required. Many databases also provide links to the article if available in another database. Look for the Linksource icon or the note “Find full-text” on your citation for more information.
  2. Also note: Sometimes your printouts from Maxwell Library’s databases will refer you to books, book chapters, and dissertations in addition to periodical articles. To see whether Maxwell Library owns a book or book chapter, check Webster for the book title (NOT the chapter title). For dissertations (other than masters’ theses from BSU), consult ILL/Document Delivery.