Finding Full Text

While we have made every effort to locate open access and freely available versions of readings references in this Toolkit, there are unfortunately many that are only available with a subscription. If you are not affiliated with an organization that has access, we can suggest a few steps towards finding the full article.

  • First visit your nearest library and ask to submit an InterLibrary Loan request. Most or all libraries, public and academic, will have agreements where they can request a copy of an article or book from other libraries.
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  • If there are easily accessible public institutions of higher education (including community colleges and universities), almost all are required to be open to the public. Call that library to ask if they have access to the article or book you need, and ask what the requirements are for you to visit and scan what you need.
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  • Locate and check the author’s personal web page — many authors update their web pages with full versions of their work.
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  • If you are unable to use those routes, or have tried and failed, you can try contacting the author. Many authors will be willing to send you a PDF copy of their work if no other copy is available.