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IDS 298: The History of Eugenics and the Future of Genetic Testing: Articles

Articles? Journals? Databases?

Articles are published in academic journals, magazines, or newspapers.

Journals are indexed in databases such as Academic Search Premier. Most databases include full text or links to request full text of articles.

Tracking Down Journal Articles

Here are some of the main ways to access journal articles, depending on your starting point.

If you have a journal citation, like from a bibliography:

  • Click the Do We Have This Journal link on the library's homepage.
  • Type the title of the journal into the search box.
  • The search will direct you to the source if we have it in print or online.
    •   You will either be given a link to be taken into a database that has the full text and/or you will be told we have it in print (lower level).
  • If we do not have the journal, sign in to My Library Account on the library's homepage.  Log in with your Gustavus user name & password. Click your name in the upper right hand corner, then click "Requests." From here you can create a new request (click on the blue "Create Request" box. 

If you are searching for articles through a database or want to browse articles in print:

  • Google Scholar -  If you search Google Scholar ( from on campus, you'll see a "find it at Gustavus" link that will take you to the full text of the article (or tell you if we have it in print).  If you end up on a publisher's website & they are asking you to pay for access, stop!  Never pay for an article.  Chances are, we can get it for you from another library.  
  • Requesting Articles Through a Database - Look for the FindIt! button, which will search to see if we have it full text in another database or in print downstairs.  If we don't have the article, you'll see the option to request it from another library.
  • Print Articles in the Basement - We have a collection of articles in print in the lower level.  Sometimes the FindIt! button or the Journals List will tell you that your article is available in print. These are on the lower level of the library and are alphabetized by title of journal. Use the year and/or volume number in your citation to retrieve your article.

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