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 FINDIT @ GSU button. Click on it. If the journal title shows up, click the link to see what the online availability is. If not, 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, go to the library to copy the article. 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!
Install and login to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer so that you are logged into the GSU network and will be automatically routed to GSU-subscribed journals. It’s available for download and instructions for using on the following platforms are available here: Windows | Mac | Android | Apple iOS
NOTE: There's a point where the directions tell you to enter secureaccess.gsu.edu as what to connect to.
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.
These databases are good to search, regardless of your specific topic:
Then possibly search these other databases for specific topic areas:
Ageline (gerontology/sociology of aging topics)
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (health-related topics)
Communication & Mass Media Complete (media topics)
ERIC (education-related topics)
PsycINFO (social-psychology topics)
Race Relations Abstracts (race & ethnicity topics)
** The above EBSCOhost databases can be searched simultaneously - Click into one, then, before doing your search, click the Choose Databases link, select the relevant databases for your research topic, and click OK. **