Many of the databases you will use will include the text of the article. Sometimes you will have the choice between reading the text online or downloading it as a PDF.
However, some databases do not include access to the full text. In that case, you can find the article or book in two ways, using Find It or The Library Catalog - DiscoverE.
In some databases, you will see a Find It @ Emory button. This button uses the citation information to find the text in the library catalog.
At its most awesome, the Find It button will lead directly to the article.
When Find It does not take you to the article:
1. Find It takes you to the journal, but not the article.
In this case all you need to do is follow the citation information to navigate to the volume and issue of the journal that you need. Sometimes we have the journal in print, in which case you will find it on the shelf or request it from the Library Service Center.
2. Find It says, "No Full Text Available."
In this case, while the library does have the Southern Review online, it doesn't have the 1986 volume online.
However, we do have the 1986 volume in print, which you can sign-in and request from the Library Service Center.
If you still do not find the journal, you can get the article through Interlibrary Loan (see below).
To learn how to find materials using the catalog, take the Finding Book at the Emory Libraries Tutorial
When books are available, their location information is in green. When they are checked out, their information is in red. The location of the book (which library or service center) comes before the call number.
Finding a Book on the Shelf
To find a book located in the library, use its call number. The first one here is "RC451.4 .W6 B45 2000."
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows you to access books and articles that Emory does not own.
Before submitting a request to ILL, make sure you look up the book or journal in the catalog. If we have it, use our copy. If it is checked out, recall it.
To use ILL, go to https://illiad.library.emory.edu/
Then fill out the form to request the book or article. You will be sent an email notification when the book arrives at the library or when a link to the article is available.