Once you find journal articles that are relevant to
your topic how do you get the articles?
- pdf files. If
the full text is available in pdf format download the
file to your computer and use Adobe Acrobat Reader
read the file and print it. (full-text databases only)
- html files If
the full text is available in html format you can read
the article in your Web Browser (e.g., Windows Internet Explorer) or
save the html document as you would any web page (in Internet
Explorer select File | Save as… , [full-text databases only]).
- SHU Library. If
the SHU library holds a subscription to the journal go to the
library, locate the journal, and make a photocopy of the article.
- Interlibrary Loan. If
the SHU library does not hold a subscription to the journal, fill
out an on-line interlibrary loan form to request a photocopy
of the article, http://library.shu.edu/forms/illform.htm.
Interlibrary loan requests can also be made for
- email. Find
the email address of the primary author and write to the author for
a reprint of the article. Most
authors will provide complimentary copies of journal articles.
- WWW. Here
is a long shot. Some authors post their articles in pdf or html
format on their web sites. Type the name of an author that writes on
the topic you are interested in or type the key terms that you used
for the database search in PsychInfo in a Web Search Engine such as
Google (www.google.com). Look
through the hits for copies of articles that were published in
refereed journals (they are usually in pdf format). If you are very
lucky you may find the article, or more likely, a related article