How do I find the full text of an article if I have the citation?
A full citation usually looks like this. With this information, it is easy to locate the full-text in one of the library's databases or in print.
Roe, E. (2011). Surprising Answers to Rising Sea Levels, Storms, Floods, Desertification, Earthquakes and Ever More Environmental Crises in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Journal Of Contingencies & Crisis Management, 19(1), 34-42.
Step 1 From the ReSEARCH Station, click on Search for A Specific Journal Title and type in the journal name (not the article title).
Step 2 Review the list of online databases and/or print holdings for this journal set. Check the dates of coverage to match the year of your article. In this case, the Journal of Contigencies and Crisis Management for 2011 is full-text in Academic Search Premier, Wiley Online, and Business Source Premier.
Step 3 Click on a database link. From within the database, drill down by Year, Volume, Issue and Pages. In some cases, you can copy and paste the title of the article into a search box.
If the article is available in print, write down the call number for the journal. Go to the Periodicals area on the 2nd floor and use the call number to find the set on the shelf. Then look by date, volume, issue and page numbers to locate the article.
When you don't have a full citation, search in Scholar Google. Enter the title or author into the search box. CSU Chico's holdings are indicated with a FindIt@Chico link which will take you Step 2 above. (To make the Chico link appear, choose Settings, go to Library Links, browse for CSU, Chico and add it to your list.)