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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Film History

For FILM 465 and FILM 466

Find the Full Text When Searching a Database

When you are searching in one of the library databases and the article in question isn't available full text right there, look for the button or hyperlink that says Check for Full Text.

Step 1: If the article is available online, it will say Fulltext available at the top. (It looks like a hyperlink, but it is a link to take you to the page you're already on.) Under View It, you will see links to the databases that have the article. In the example above the article is available in JSTOR and ProQuest databases.

Step 2: If the article is not available full text, it will say Check availability. To see if we have it in print or microfilm, scroll down to Find in a Library. If we do have at least one issue of the source, the page will look like the image above.

Note:

  • the years we have -- for the example below we have 1962-1964, 1965-1982, and 1997-2005
  • the location -- EWU-Cheney Main Level Periodical
  • the call number of the source -- PN1993 .F438

You can request that the library scan you a copy of the article! Just click on the link Request a scan of a chapter or excerpt, and it's the same as requesting it via Interlibrary Loan (Step 3.)

Step 3: If the article is not available full text, and we do not have it in print/microfilm, go back up to View It and click the link Request this article using Interlibrary Loan (in the middle under Can't find it? -- see image below). You will need to log in using your NetID/SSO. Verify that the fields were filled out correctly and click the red Submit Request button. Articles usually a few days. You will be notified via your EWU email that the article is available for you to download. (Directions are in the email.) 

Visual example...

screen shot of finding the full-text of an article

I have a citation to an article. Now what?

If you have a reference to an article from the bibliography, here's how you can find the full article.

EWU Library Catalog Title Search -- Search to see if we have a particular periodical (journal, magazine or newspaper) online, in print or microfilm. Type in the name of the journal, magazine or newspaper in the box where it says "journal of". (Just erase and type in your title.)

  • Online access = we have the title online. Just click Online access to see a list of databases with date ranges. Click on the name of the database to view the journal.
  • Available at = we have it physically (in print and/or microfilm). Note the location and the call number. Click Available at to view the years we have available.

If we do not have the periodical you are looking for, you may request specific articles via Interlibrary Loan. You'll have to copy/paste information in a blank Create Request form.