Answered By: Jon Allinder Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016 Views: 110
For articles and book chapters, your first place to search should be the Walden Library databases!
The Walden Library has subscriptions to over 100 databases, which contain over 67,000 journals. They are available to all students 24 hours a day, regardless of your physical location.
You will find instructions in this Quick Answer about how to start a database search on your topic:
Unfortunately, not everything is available electronically, especially older items.
The Library’s digital collection is large, but there may be times when you are interested in a book or an article that we don’t have access to. Being a global student means there may be additional challenges in obtaining full-text materials that are not available in the Walden Library.
For articles and book chapters:
To request articles and book chapters not available in the Walden Library, you can register with our Document Delivery Service and request items.
For complete books:
There are a few online resources available to get the full text of books in the public domain (out of copyright). These sites offer collections of e-books that are free to browse and read. Keep in mind that not all materials will be free to read in their entirety. Many of the books found in Google Books are still protected by copyright law; you will be able to see a preview but not the entire book.
There exist a wide range of additional options when it comes to finding full-text materials outside of the Library, and we are happy to help you make use of these options when searching for scholarly materials.
Do you have other questions about full text? Ask a Librarian!