In many cases, the database will provide a link to full text. But when it doesn't, or if the link doesn't work, what do you do?
►Check the Journal Locator!
Enter the title of the journal (not the article information) in the search box. Look for Full Text Available listings that include the year you need & click on the journal title.
If there's no link to full text, look for Print copies at your library. Click on the journal title & look carefully at the holdings information to determine location.
Most databases, including the Library's main search box, will format citations in MLA format for you:
►On the database record for a book or article, look for links to Cite or Cite/Export.
►Choose MLA, then cut & paste the formatted citation into your document.
Or, use a reference management tool such as Zotero to create a database of your sources & automatically format citations.
For more details about MLA style, use the Purdue OWL MLA Formating & Style Guide. Here's the link: