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American Social History since 1865: Non-Full Text Sources

This LibGuide provides access to primary and secondary sources for research in American social history since 1865.

My database search only gave me a citation. Now what?

While many databases contain the full-text of the article right there, sometimes this won't happen.  You may conduct a search and get results that only give you an citation and an abstract.  So how do you get from the citation to actually getting the article? 

Here's where IUCAT comes in.  IUCAT is the library catalog, and it tells you what books we own and what journals we subscribe to.  You can conduct a Periodical Title Search in IUCAT to find out what the library's holdings are for any journal.  You will search for the journal title, not the name of the article, because all IUCAT knows is whether we have the journal or not.  It doesn't know what's contained in the journal. 

If you cannot locate the journal you want in IUCAT, or if library's holdings do not include the specific issue you need, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.  We will ask another library that does have that specific issue to make a copy of the article and send it here for you in PDF format.  

Indices of Primary Source Materials at IUS