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Journal Literature

The journal literature offers you technical and scientific reports of studies. This literature will assume that the reader has background knowledge. Journal literature reports recent work in research and scientific thought.

Article Sources

How to request an article through ScienceDirect:

To download full text articles from Science Direct:

  1. Create an account by clicking on the "Register" link at the top of the page.
  2. Once registered, you can download the full text of an article in one of two ways:
    1. For free full text articles, simply click the "Download PDF" link.
    2. For other articles, click the "Get Access" link.
      Click on the green "Order Document" link above the article:
      Order Document icon
      Fill out the form and submit.
      We will respond within 2 business days.

If you encounter any issues during your search or within the requesting process, please contact the science librarian, Todd Vandenbark, by phone or email (319-352-8244;