Geisler Library Discovery Search
Use this search to locate Books and Articles in Geisler Library and beyond.
Journals and Article Databases
Wondering which journals we subscribe to and what kinds of full-text databases are available to you?
When you or your students want a book or article that is not in our collection, Interlibrary Loan is the answer. Contact Kelly Taylor with any questions.
There is no charge for this service to students or faculty.
NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
The Copyright Law of the U.S. (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. This material is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
What do I do if there is no link to fulltext?
Not every article that comes up in your database search results will be available online, and if you limit your search to only fulltext results you might overlook something good. What, then, is a smart, savvy Central College student to do?
- When using an EBSCO database such as SocINDEX, pay attention to the small print under the heading Notes. If it says "Notes: This title is held locally", that means the print version of the journal is available here in the library.
You will need to know the complete name of the journal (also called Source), and then the volume and issues numbers or the month and year. Just ask anybody who works in the library and we will help you find what you are looking for.
- Try the Search for Full Text link, also known as Geisler Journal List. This may not lead you to the full text every time, but it will tell you what your options are.
- Remember that Interlibrary Loan is your friend. Sure, it means you have to wait a little, but often it only takes a couple of days for your articles to arrive.
- Spend a little time with a Reference Librarian. We can work on your search together and make sure you are getting everything you need.