When the full text of an article isn't in the database you're searching...
Some electronic indexes, like Academic Search Premier, contain many full-text articles. Others, like EconLit and PsycInfo, only contain citations and/or abstracts. However, the Libraries may still have access to the full text of articles you find in these indexes. To determine whether the article you want is available, simply click the WebBridge button or the "WebBridge" link (usually near the top or bottom of a screen). The result, which will often be in a new window or tab, will look like this:
At the top of this window, in the shaded box, you will see the citation for your article. Directly underneath, look for the words "Full Text Available" and follow any of the links associated with it. That should take you to an electronic copy of the article.
If you do not see the words "Full Text Available," your next step is to search the Lafayette Library Catalog to determine if the Libraries own a print or microform copy of the periodical. Click the "Lafayette Library Catalog" link and WebBridge will automatically search for the periodical you need. If the search is successful, check the catalog record for the periodical to see if the date of your article falls within the coverage date range specified. (If the record contains a link to an online version of the periodical, check the date range specified in the link text.)
If the periodical isn't available as online full text and is not in the Library Catalog, click the "ILL Article Request" link, and we'll get the article for you from another library.
WebBridge links should appear in all of the Libraries' electronic indexes without you having to do anything. Two major free resources, Google Scholar and PubMed, may require some action on your part in order for WebBridge to be available to you from within them. See these directions for configuring Google Scholar and PubMed for WebBridge.