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Offsite/Online Research

Guide to resources you can access off campus.

Finding Online Articles

There are a few ways to search for articles, both academic and non academic.

  • Search via the General Search, which searches almost everything the library has access to: books and media in the library, journal articles in databases the library subscribes to, and images. Enter your search terms in the quick search box, or for more advanced search options click advanced search.
    • If you are searching for academic sources from your results list page, look to the left for Format. Click on Academic Journals. Your results list will be reduced to include only sources deemed to be academic in nature. 
  • Look for journal articles in an individual database that best suits the topic you are looking for articles on. 

Accessing Your Search Results

In your search results you will find a lot of the articles will be attached as a PDF or HTML file with the article citation. See result #12.

If however there isn't a PDF or HTML file like #13 then you will need to click  Where can I get this? Often when you click this you'll be led to an Open Access version of the article or directly to the publisher's website where you can read it. Sometimes though there is no online access to the article and you will need to request the article be sent to the ECU library via interlibrary loan. You will be able to request an interlibrary loan when you click Where can I get this? and there is no further online access to an article or there is not a print version of the article in the library.

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