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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

ENL 370 Women in Literature and Film

Professor Sheehan Summer 2021

Look at Your Search Results from our MLA International Bibliography Search

  • Look at the citation of the article to see if it interests you.
  • If you want to read the article, look for a PDF or HTML icon near the citation.



Can You Find the Full Text of the Article Conveniently?

  • Is there a PDF or an HTML link to the article's text on the citation page? 
    • These are sometimes found in the left margin; sometimes adjacent to the citation itself.
  • The screen shot below shows the left margin of one of the search result citations:

  • Analysis Time
    • This article, for instance, looks interesting, but it does not appear in full text.
      • However, there are no icons for PDF or HTML.
      • This means that you cannot click on anything and read the article right now.
    • Instead of providing the full text, the database instructs you to "Request this item through Interlibrary loan."
      • This means that you will have to get it from another library.
      • This takes several days. 
  • Decision Time
    • Do you have the time to wait for this article?
    • If you do, complete this form:
    • If you do not, choose another article.
    • If none of the items in your search are available in the library, revise your search!
      • See "Search Makeover #1" - the next page in this libguide 
  • Summary of demonstrated search techniques
    • Limiting to full text is a technique you will do in every database.
      • Some researchers make it part of all searches they do.
    • Weighing whether you have the time to submit an Interlibrary Loan request is what you will do in every search!