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HST 3100 - Russia's People of Empire: Finding Sources


You find articles or article citations in databases.  The ones listed below will have articles or article citations that are most relevant to this class.  Please note that if we do not have the article you need you can request it via Interlibrary Loan, a free service.  Never pay for an article as a student!

IMPORTANT: In the databases below you'll see this button: find it button  or this text: Full Text – Wright State.  If you don't see a link to the full text of the article, click on the Find It button!  It will open a new window or tab in your browser and it will show you if we have the full text of the article through one of our other online databases or if we have the journal that your article is from in print.

Articles: finding the full text of an article when...

How would you find the full text for the following citation?  This happens most frequently when you look in the footnotes or bibliography of an article--this is a great way to find other sources on your topic as well.

Cole, Richard. "When Gods Become Bureaucrats." Harvard Theological Review 113, no. 2 (April 8, 2020): 186-209.

  1. Go to the library home page and use Quick Search.
  2. Using quotation marks, type your article title ("When Gods Become Bureaucrats."in the box. Do not type your journal title in the box.
  3. If Wright State University Libraries owns the access rights to the article you will see a direct link to the pdf.  You might also see a yellow  "Find It" button below the title.  When viewing the bibliographic record the "Find It" button may be on the left side of the page.  If Wright State University owns the access rights in another subscription database there will be a link in the pop-up window to the full text.
  4. If Wright State University Libraries does not own access rights to the article you want, you will be presented with an Interlibrary Loan option as the last link.  Please take advantage of this option for your research needs.

Searching Tips

You can use these searching tips for your other classes too.

  • Article databases and the catalog don't recognize phrase searching, so break your topic into the main keywords or concepts.  For example, if your topic is the effect of the serf emancipation on Russia's political structure, don't type "the effect of the serf empancipation on Russia's politcal structure" in the search box.  Instead, type in "'serf emancipation' AND polit* AND russia" or something similarly structured.

  • When you find a good article, look at their footnotes or endnotes to see what articles the author read--you might find a few good ones that you can use.  See box below for how to find articles when you have a citation. 

  • Use truncation to expand your search results, for example, if you type in "polit*" it will capture politics, political, politicize, etc.  Some databases do this automatically, but many do not. 

  • Click on linked author names, subject headings, or any other descriptive terms in book and article descriptions.


If you need to search for books, there are three options at your disposal: the University Libraries, OhioLINK and WorldCAT catalogs.  If you're having trouble finding a book's availability, be sure to contact me.

You find books in catalogs or databases. You can begin with the Wright State catalog. If you're having trouble finding books on your topic in the Wright State University catalog, try using the OhioLINK catalog. If you're searching in the OhioLINK catalog, remember to look under Library Holdings to see if Wright State owns the book before you request it.

You can also find books in a database called WorldCat. WorldCat has all the stuff--books, journals, archives, sound recordings and more!--from most university libraries in the US and others around the world. If you're looking for a book, be sure to put a check here:
worldcat books

When you get your list of results, check to see if the book is in the Wright State library (the green symbol will be there); if you want to see if it's in OhioLINK or if you can request it via Interlibrary Loan, click the "Find It" link.

worldcat request

You will see your options here (click the Find It! button to see if it's in OhioLINK):
worldcat options

Primary Resources