Q. I found an article that says it's available through MSU Library, but I'm not sure how to get a hold of the article.
If it says it is available as a periodical, it is upstairs (2nd floor) where the journals are shelved alphabetically. If you could provide a link or citation I can provide more thorough information. Here are some general tips for finding articles online:
Depending on the topic of your paper or course that you are in, you can refer to an appropriate LibGuide located here: http://libguides.murraystate.edu/
Click on the title of your subject and select the link that sends you to the area of that topic that you need. Once you have selected the appropriate LibGuide, look for the "Finding Articles" tab. After selecting this tab you should be sent to a list of Databases that are appropriate for your subject area. Select any of the databases and begin searching. If you have been asked to find "peer-reviewed" articles, some databases will have a box that you can check to limit to only peer-reviewed publications. After performing your search, you will see a list of journal articles that contain the search terms that you entered. You can access the full text by clicking on the PDF full text/html full text/linked full text links that appear below the brief description of the article. If you do not see one of these, you will see a yellow "Get it @ MSU" button. Click on this button. Doing so will either show you that the full text of the article is available in another one of our databases, or it will provide you with a link to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.
If you have any further questions or problems, contact the Information Desk:
Phone: http://libguides.murraystate.edu/askus/callus or 270-809-2053
Or, chat with us via the "Ask Us" tab on the right side of the Libraries' Homepage.