MLA IB Part 2:Finding Full-Text using Citations from MLA International Bibliography Database via Forsyth Library Fort Hays State University
MLA IB contains citations , not complete (full-text) materials.Depending on the item, you may find the full-text (complete) itemthrough:• a link to the complete article located in the article record (click the article title, then click “LinkSource” above the FHSU Tiger)• Finding the item in print in Forsyth Library (article, book or book chapter)• Finding the item freely available online (Google search for the article title in quotes)• Item Request: We will try to get the item (article, book, book chapter, dissertation, etc.) from another library through Interlibrary Loan (for local students) or Distance Services (for virtual students)
MLAIB contains citations for articles, but also for books,book chapters, and dissertations. The icons to the left of the citation tells you which type of material it is. Book The type of Chapter material determines where and Scholarly how you Journal locate the Article complete item Dissertatio n
Finding Articles, Book Chapters, Books & Dissertations • a link in MLA IB to another database or online Articles • found in print in Forsyth Library • Requested from another library • found in print in Forsyth Library • Requested from another libraryBook Chapters • Dissertations are occasionally freely available Books, online Dissertations note: A dissertation is a book-length research report required to receive a Ph.D. A thesis is a similar report (usually shorter) required for some Masters Degrees.
An example of finding full-text through a link in MLAIB:Click the article title, then click “LinkSource” just above the FHSU Tiger, to search our other databases for the full-text of the article. This article was found in Academic OneFile database
Some citations have a link to JSTOR database. These links MAY or MAY NOT lead to full-text articles;it depends on if we subscribe to that journal in JSTOR. If you see a JSTOR log-in screen, that means we do not have free electronic access to that journal article in JSTOR
If you see this screen, the complete article was not found in any of our databases. However, we may have it in print, or we may be able to getit for you from another library. Consult the Find a Specific Article page of the English Research Guide for how-to instructions, or contact a librarian*. *You can call us at 785-628-5283 or 1-800-628-3478 and ask for the Forsyth Library Reference Desk, or e-mail us at email@example.com
This article is not available electronically, but we may have it in print. No Access in JSTOR No full-text found by LinkSource
To find out if a journal is available in print, search the online catalog. It is accessible on the library’s web site at www.fhsu.edu/library by clicking “Forsyth Library Online Catalog”
Search for the title of the journal, not the article title. In this case, the journal title is College English.ForsythLibraryOnlineCatalog
If necessary, limit your results to journals by clicking “journal” in the Refine pane on the right. Now we know the library owns the print journal College English, but we still need to know if the issue that contains our article is available.
Click the Journal Title, then scroll downto see what issues/years the library owns, and where to find them in the library. The library owns v (volume) 1 (1939) to the present, which would include what we need: volume 27, issue 6, March 1966 The Call Number for College English is PE1.C6, and volumes published before 1994 are located in the basement of the library.
Example of an item that is not available electronically or in print through Forsyth Library Full-Text Article not found with LinkSource Conradiana Journal Not Found in the Online Catalog
But you can request that we try to get the item for you from another library, by clicking “Request This Item” and completing the online form. Often, we can get the article electronically and e-mail it to you, usually within a couple of days. However, delivery time can vary depending on the item. Requests are usually free. If there is any charge for an item, you will be notified prior to the order being placed.