You can also find reports and other types of research freely available online from organizations such as:
Spend some time brainstorming keywords and search terms. Use subject headings or descriptors to help generate search terms.
When you find a good article, look at its References or Works Cited list. That will often lead you to other useful sources.
If you see an article you'd like to read but you don't see a PDF for the article, click on the purple "Check for Full Text" button. This will open a new window that will allow you to see if HC has access to the article through another database. If HC doesn't have access, try searching Google Scholar (more info about Google Scholar on the first page of your class guide). If you aren't able to get the full text there, you can order the article through Interlibrary Loan.
Do you have an article citation, but need to find the full-text article? Three Steps to Finding the Full Text Article:
1. Check the EJournals List by searching for the name of the Journal name (not the article title) in the "Find" box. If the journal comes up in your results, look at the years of coverage to make sure that the library has the year you are looking for. If yes, click on the link for the journal and then scroll to the volume you need or search within the journal for the article.
2. If you aren't able to find the journal in the Electronic Journal list, check CrossSearch to find the journal in print by searching for the name of the journal (not the article title). If the journal comes up in your results, look at the years of coverage to make sure that the library has the year you are looking for. If yes, copy down the call number so that you'll be able to locate the journal in the stacks.
3. If you can't get the article in print or online, order the article through InterLibrary Loan.