Distance Learning > Getting Articles
Databases | Getting Full Text |
Citing Your Sources
The library subscribes to many different
databases that search the indexes of thousands of journals to help you find
articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. You can search and
get full text from any computer with Internet.
1. Begin at the
Kent Library Homepage and click on
Find databases: articles, images, media.
2. At this point you will need to select a database.
Some databases cover a certain academic subject, while others search many
To see all databases click on Databases A - Z
(a listing of all Kent Library's databases alphabetically).
Or you can choose a database based on
your topic in the
Databases by Subject listing.
Still not sure what database to pick?
Try one suggested in a Subject Research Guide,
contact the reference desk.
3. When you click on the name of the database, you may be prompted to
enter your Southeast ID number, located on your student ID card. Didn't get your
ID card yet? Read
finding your student
If you have a slower internet connection or are using a mobile
device, try EBSCOhost Mobile, available on
Kent Library Mobile.
Getting Full Text
1. Once you have chosen a database and logged in, you will need to enter your
topic and press the search button to get a list of results.
2. Next to some articles you will see words like Full Text, PDF, or HTML
You can click on any of these to see the entire article on your screen.
Sometimes you will have the option to choose HTML or PDF. An HTML
document is smaller than a PDF, so if you have a slow connection you may
want to choose that. You need Adobe Acrobat installed on your
computer to open PDF files. PDF files will include the images and
formatting of a print document.
3. If there is not full text in the database, you will instead see the words
look for full text. Click on these words to see if full text is available
in another database.
When you click on look for full text, an Article Linker window will open.
If there is full text in another database, you can click full text
available via to access it. You may also be able to check the
Holdings in Kent Library for physical copies.
4. If there is not full text online, you will need to use the
Sign in to the Interlibrary Loan page using your last name and student id
number. Click on
submit an article request. Fill out the form as completely as
possible. If you are requesting a journal that Kent Library has in print,
you will need to click "Yes" underneath the question "Are you requesting this
article from our print collection because you are a distance student."
Citing Your Sources
Citing your sources is important because it gives credit to the
person who published the idea originally, and allows readers to check your evidence.
Your instructor should tell you which style of citation to use (APA, MLA,
Library's "Citing Your Sources" Page
Print and electronic resources for a variety of citation
styles. The Citation Toolbox includes games and videos about citing sources.
The Online Writing Lab
Ask a question, complete an interactive tutorial, and more. You can
submit a draft of
your paper and receive feedback online.
If you need help searching the databases, filling out the Interlibrary Loan
form, citing sources, or if you are experiencing extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from
accessing or retrieving materials, please contact the reference desk