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ENG 500: Problems and Methods of Literary Study : How To....

This guide links to resources that will be useful to you throughout your graduate work at PSU, but especially focuses on research to support the bibliography assignment in Dr Murpuri's 'Problems and Methods of Literary Study', Fall 2017.

Finding your article if you already have a citation ...

You can use an article citation to get the full text. 

Ex.: Baron, R. M., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The moderator–mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51(6), 1173-1182

Option 1: 

Search the PSU Library using the article title as your search:

Screenshot of library homepage search box with article title entered


Option 2:

Enter the article title in Google Scholar, then click on Find it @ PSU:

screenshot of Google Scholar article search



Both methods provide links to the full text article, in the record for the article:

online access point for an article in the PSU Library Catalog


Not available?

Try searching for the journal and then searching or browsing for the article. If the Library does not have access to the volume of the journal needed, submit an article request via Interlibrary Loan.

screenshot of journals link on library website


screenshot of journal search


How to Gut a Book

Pretty self explanatory.  Lots and lots of results from Googling, How to Gut a Book. This one is pretty useful.

Search for books at the PSU Library

Search the PSU Library catalog. If the book you want has a green dot and the phrase, Available at PSU Library Shelves, then click on Book Title. Write down the location or floor and the call number. To locate the call number on a floor map, select the link, View Map.

screenshot of a book record in the PSU library catalog with View Map and Call Number shown.

Check out the book at the 1st floor Circulation Desk. If you are a distance student, please refer to our Distance Users page for delivery options.

Request a Summit Book from the PSU Library Catalog

Check Find & Request for options, then the book is either checked out or not in the PSU collection. You can request the book from Summit, a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. 

Screen shot of how to request a book from Summit

 If the book is not available at the PSU Library or Summit, order it through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.