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You use the keywords from your research topic to search for journal articles on a topic -- usually in a database.
Once you find your article's entry in a database, check whether the database provides the full-text article. If it does, the database will provide a link to a "full-text PDF", "full text available online", or something similar.
If the database doesn't provide a full-text article, click on the FindIt@OSU button to see if OSU subscribes to the electronic or the paper copy of the journal. FindIt@OSU will open a new window and will display a link to full-text when available. If not, request the article from Interlibrary Loan
If you have an article citation and want to find that specific article, you can find it in several ways:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) (also known as Scan and Deliver) is a service provided by the library to get you the journal articles you need for your research. Here's how it works:
The turn around time is as fast as 1-2 days but we cannot guarantee this. It may take a little longer so a make sure you request early.
Set up your Interlibrary Loan account at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/ill/.
With Google Scholar you can search broadly (across several disciplines) with one search. You can use Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed articles, but you will also find pre-print copies of articles, conference papers, white papers, patents, legal opinions and more.
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