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ENG 4110 Campus Woods – Ecology and Place: Home

Course guide for library resources for ENG 4110

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 clear cutting on virgin forests, don't type "the effect of clear cutting of a virgin forest" in the search box.  Instead, type in "'clear cutting" AND "virgin forest" or something similarly structured.
     
  • When you find a good article, look at the footnotes or endnotes to see what articles the author read--you might find a few good ones that you can use.  See the 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 "environ*" it will capture environment, environmental, 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.

Articles - Best Bets

Articles: finding the full text of an article when you have the citation

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.
  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 WSU 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.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections & Archives has limited resources available on the campus woods.  Most of the archival resources are related to the acquisition of campus land from the original landowners and Wright-Patt AFB.  In addition to land acquisition records, these resources include research report(s) on campus land, information about the original Bath Township landowners, and information about Rockafield Cemetery. 

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