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A General Guide: Urban Doctoral Students: Articles/Research Databases

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to research databases is restricted to current CSU faculty, staff, and students.

To access research databases from off-campus, you will have to authenticate first -- select Cleveland State University, and then enter your Name, CSU ID No., and Library PIN. If you don't have a Library PIN yet, then you can create one on the My Account page.

Accessing the Full Text of an Article

-Many articles are available full text online in HTML or PDF format inside the Research Databases.

-If not, then select the Find It! link or the Full Text Finder link to determine the availability of a specific article when searching the databases. You may be able to connect to the full text of the article in another database. Just follow the links!

-If the article is NOT available in the database or by selecting the other links, then check Journals at CSU. Use Journals at CSU to determine if the Library provides full text access (either online or in print) to the TITLES of specific journals, magazines, and newspapers.

-If the article is not available in any of the sources mentioned above, then request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Alerting Services

The Library provides two free alerting services for graduate students and faculty. You can sign up for Alerts that will regularly notify you via e-mail of the table of contents of new issues of journals as they are published or of the results lists on searches you have registered as they are automatically rerun at regular intervals.

RESEARCH DATABASES

Articles are published in periodicals -- JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, and NEWSPAPERS. To find articles on a topic, search the Michael Schwartz Library's Research Databases.

The databases are listed in Alphabetical Order by Title and grouped by Subject Category on the Library's website. The Library also provides access to several Newspaper Research Databases.

Below are some databases to get you started -- this is not an exhaustive list!