Library & Research Help

1. Enter your search terms.

Input terms into the Esearch box and submit. 

Esearch search box: terms "'pervious concrete' environment" have been entered.

HINT: If you are looking for a particular article, search for its title and surround it with quotes (e.g., "A Rhetorical analysis of the Gettysburg Address").

2. Limit your results to articles.

Use the "Content type" header on the left side of the screen to limit your results to only articles. Note that there are more than one type of article (journal articles vs. magazine articles vs. newspaper articles). Do you need scholarly articles? Select for the "Peer Review" option under the "Refine your Search" heading.

Esearch results screen with "Content Type" heading highlighted.


3. Find your desired article.

Look through the results to find a relevant article and note if it is available online.

Summon results screen showing journal article with online availability indicators highlighted.

4. Select the title to get the full-text.

Click the article's title. This will take you either directly to the article's full-text or to options for retrieving its full-text. 

Screenshot of article's full-text screen.

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Most online resources (databases, books, articles) are available from off-campus to all currently registered EMU students, faculty and staff.

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