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A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Find out how to set your preferences in Google Scholar, so you can use OSU Libraries subscriptions to get free access to content that is not free on the web:
Watch the Searching in Subject Databases video below to learn:
Note - use the chapter menu (three lines in the upper left corner of the video) to jump to different topics.
Look for the button to open the full article.
Options for getting to the PDF will open in a new window. Sometimes the link will take you to the journal, not the individual article. Use the citation information for the article to get to the right year, volume and issue of the journal.
If the library doesn't have it, request the article for free from Interlibrary Loan: https://library.oregonstate.edu/illiad On average, articles arrive digitally in 13 hours.
Most common types of scientific literature
Other types of literature
Adapted from Bonnie Swoger's Types of Scientific Literature post.
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