|How do I find articles?
1. Search a database
A database is a tool used to look for articles relevant to your research. A database search will always provide citations (the source of the article), though only some search results will include abstracts (brief descriptions of the article's content) and/or the full text (the article in its entirety). Full-text articles can be printed directly from the database.
Using a database can be pretty confusing because there are so many ways to tailor your search. The following guide does a great job of explaining the different search modifiers, such as the "and/or/not" of boolean searches, truncated searches, wildcards, etc. A Primer on Databases and Catalogs, created by the University System of Georgia
The St. Norbert College Library subscribes to a variety of online databases, many of which are dedicated to a specific subject.
2. Not in full text?
If you have found an item that looks interesting but it is not available in full text from the database you are searching, write down the citation and you can look to see if we subscribe to the source periodical or if the article is in another database.
3. Not in the online catalog? Try document delivery (also known as interlibrary loan)!
Document Delivery (also known as Interlibrary loan, (ILL)) is a cooperative service in which materials are made available by one library to another for the use of its patrons. Requests may be submitted by St. Norbert College students, faculty, administrators and staff for articles which are not in our collection and which are needed for research, term papers and scholarly reading. Login to ILLiad.