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Mining References - Social Sciences: ARTICLE -
How do I find it?

STEP 1: Check if Article is available FULL TEXT/ONLINE

ARTICLE - FULL TEXT/ONLINE

1. On library's homepage, in megasearch box at top left, click Journals tab. 

2. Type title of Journal/Magazine/Newspaper in search field, click radial button for "E-Journals ONLY," and click GO button.

3. If title is listed, click the FIND IT @ GSU button.  *If not listed, go to steps in next box - STEP 2: Check if Article is available in PRINT/HARD COPY*

4. Look for "Full text online" link fitting your year/volume/issue needs, and click to access the Journal/Magazine/Newspaper.

5. Find and drill down to the specific year, volume, and issue in which the article you need is published.

6. Browse the list of Articles within that specific Journal/Magazine/Newspaper issue till you find the one you need, and click full text/PDF links to see full article.

*Watch video clip of Steps*

STEP 2: Check if Article is available in PRINT/HARD COPY

ARTICLE - PRINT/HARD COPY

1. On library's homepage, in megasearch box at top left, click Journals tab.

2. Type title of Journal/Magazine/Newspaper in search field, and click GO button.

3. In the GIL-Find catalog results, look for the Journal/Magazine/Newspaper title, and click on the title to go to the catalog record. *If not listed, go to steps in next box - STEP 3: Request the Article via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan*

4. Look in the Holdings tab for the Volume Holdings, to see if we have in print the specific year/volume/issue you need.

5. Write down the Location - e.g., Library North 3 (Bound Periodical Shelves, Non-Circulating) - and the Call Number - e.g., Per. F1219 .L37

6. Find the Journal/Magazine/Newspaper volume on the shelf (or reel in microfilm), and photocopy or scan the specific article you need.

STEP 3: Request the Article via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

ARTICLE VIA ILL

1. Go to the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

2. Use your Library ID to login. First time users will be prompted to create an account.

3. Once you are logged in, under New Request menu at left of screen click "Journal Article."

4. Fill in the asterisked * fields, and click Submit Request button at bottom of form. 

5. When the article has arrived (typically within 1-2 days), you'll receive an email linking you to the ILLiad system.  Login with your Library ID, and then under the View menu at left of screen click "Electronically Received Articles."

6. Download and either save or print the article.