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BL 4440: Mechanisms of Disease--Fall, 2014: No full text? No problem!

links to resources and tips on finding information for research papers

Journals List

Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper?

Use Journals List to search for the title of a journal, magazines, or newspaper and tell if the library offers online access or print access to that publication.

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Open Access Journals

More and more, especially in the medical field, thanks to NIH requirements, journal literature is becoming "Open Access." This means that articles are freely available to anyone, anywhere. 

Open AccessThe beauty of this free access is somewhat marred by less-than-perfect finding aids for these journals. They don't always show up in our "Locating Journals" tool, although they should.

If you suspect that a journal is Open Access, but you can't find it in "Locating Journals," please let us know (contact information below).

You can probably find the journal's website through Google; or try some of the other Open Access indexes that linked in our Open Access Research Guide. (See link below.)

checkPlease ask a Librarian for help if you have trouble navigating this exciting, but still somewhat clunky, new way to access articles. 

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Citations from other sources

left If you have a citation from an article, a bibliography, or textbook, and need to know if the Library has that source in print or online, check the "Locating Journals" list, described and linked in the box on the left. 

Also use this listing if you find an article you want in Medline that is not linked to full text, or if it has a "Directory of Open Access Journals" link.

Google Scholar might have tull-text of some articles that are not available through our other databases. right

booksIf the list indicates a print subscription, look on the 2nd floor of the Library. Our print journals are shelved in alphabetical order by journal title. 

InterLibrary Loan: for articles we don't have

Double-check with a librarian to verify that we don't have what you're seeking. If our library does not have the article you want, St. Mary's University students, faculty and staff may order it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

signBe sure to allow up to two weeks to receive the ordered items. We often can receive ILL material more quickly, but faster service is not guaranteed. You will be notified when the article or book arrives and you can pick it up at the Circulation Counter on the 2nd Floor of the Library. There are usually minimal photocopying charges for articles; on the form you can specify a maximum amount you are willing to pay.

Google Scholar

See our search tips in the Google for Scholars guide.


If you want to visit a library that has resources not available at St. Mary's, you can use WorldCat to determine where to visit.

Search here for books, journals, primary and archival resources, and other materials owned by libraries in Texas and worldwide.  

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You can request materials we do not own via Interlibrary Loan. Or, get a TexShare Card and borrow materials in person at a participating Texas library.  

Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.