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*SOCI 9230 Sociology of Health and Illness (Wright): Scholarly

We have many more databases than these!

To find other databases to search, check out our A-Z list, other research guides related to your topic, or consult with me about what might be best to search for your topic.

What do I choose if there are multiple full text options?

Below is an example FIND IT @ GSU screen displaying full text access:

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews are comprehensive literature reviews on topics; they are not empirical articles, but summaries of other empirical studies. Use them to familiarize yourself with the research in an area and to mine the references for original empirical research studies. You can browse them or use the Advanced Search to search within specific ones.

Getting to Articles from Databases

1: Look for a "Full-Text" or "PDF" link that will take you directly to the article. If yes, great. If not, go to #2.

2: Look for the FIND IT @ GSU button. Click on it. Look for the "Full text online" links.  If yes, great. If not, you will see "Sorry, no electronic full text is available." Go to #3.

3: If you see the "Sorry, no electronic full text is available" message, click the link below it that says "We may have a copy in print." If yes, use document article delivery to have the article sent to you electronically (faculty and grad students only). If we do not have it in print, go to #4.

4: Request the article you need through interlibrary loan - typically arrive within 1 day, so definitely worth trying!

Cited Reference Searching

Found an incredibly relevant source for your topic?  Do cited reference searches to find researchers who are citing that relevant source - their research might be relevant to you as well, and even more current.

Mining References

Found an incredibly relevant source for your topic?  Mine its references for previously-published sources the authors are citing that might also be relevant to your research.