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Locating print and full text articles

If you are searching a database, use the Find Full Text links in citations to see if Morris Library has the article online.

If you have an article citation and you are not in a database:

Use I-Share @ Morris LIbrary to find print and electronic journals         

Use the Find E-Journal Database on the Journals page to locate electronic journals

Try Google Scholar to see if the authors have posted full text versions of the article.

If Morris Library doesn't have the print or full text journal, order the article using Interlibrary Loan.

Ecological Society of America Style

  • Ecological Society of America: Preparation of Manuscripts
    See the section, "Literature Cited." This section discusses what types of resources to include in the Literature cited page, and what not to include.
  • Article from Ecology
    Note the Literature Cited Section on starting on page 2424 for examples of how to create references. In the list, note the citation with the first author of Baumberger for how to cite a journal article; note the citation with the first author Durrett for how to cite a chapter in an edited book; note the citation with the first author Hajek to see how to cite an book.

EndNote Basic tutorials

EndNote Basic (the web version of EndNote citation creation software) is available via Web of Science or on the Web at Use the Help documentation within the database or one of these resources to get started.

Official Help Page

Official Quick Reference Card (PDF)

Intro and Basic Instructions (Morris Library)

EndNote Web Tutorial (PDF, Carleton College)


Zotero Quick Start Guide

Zotero is another citation management tool. This freely available software allows you to format  citations, save files, attach notes, and insert citations into Word documents. You may sync your Zotero files from one computer to another.

See the Quick Start Guide



CSE style guides

CSE (Council of Science Editors) style is used by many biology journals.

Librarians at the Ohio State University Libraries have created an online guide.

Bedford/St. Martins has also created an online guide.

Morris Library has a copy of the 7th edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers in the First Floor Reference section, call number: T11 .S386 2006 .

Key Databases

Choose databases that match your topic (read the descriptions below or contact me for suggestions). When searching for a specific organism, use both common and scientific names. Use subject headings (descriptors) if available. *  +

  • AGRICOLA (EBSCO, OneSearch)
    AGRICOLA (U.S. National Agricultural Library) focuses on agriculture, including water topics. Citations to articles, books, government reports etc. are from 1970 to present.
  • Biological Abstracts (Web of Science)  
    Biological Abstracts contains citations to articles about the life sciences and biomedical research published in more than 4,000 journals internationally. Online coverage: 1990-present. Morris Library also has the older print volumes of this index.
  • CAB Abstracts (EBSCO, OneSearch)
    Contains citations to journal articles, monographs, conference proceedings, books, annual reports etc. in all agricultural fields including water topics. Coverage: 1990-present.
  • Environment Index (EBSCO, OneSearch)
    "Environment Index provides abstract/index information for over 1000 titles in the area of environmental policy and studies." Some coverage goes back to the 1940s.
    GEOREF contains citations to articles, books, conference proceedings, reports, and theses, about soils and other geological sciences, with coverage back to 1966.
  • Google Scholar
    This general search engine includes citations to journal articles and freely available full-text items. Dates of coverage vary. Use the Find it Morris link to find the article in Morris Library's databases. Also contains links to open access documents.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO, OneSearch)
    GreenFILE indexes popular and scholarly journals, reports, and government documents about the human impact on the environment. It includes citations to agriculture, education, health, law, and technology materials. Dates of coverage vary.
  • JSTOR (OneSearch)
    JSTOR contains fulltext articles from *older* zoology, aquatic sciences, biology, ecology, and environmental sciences journals. Dates of coverage vary.
  • SciFinder (Web version login)  
    SciFinder Scholar includes information about biochemistry, chemistry, plant biology, and genetics. Go to this page to register for access.
    TOXNET is a group of databases about toxicology, hazardous chemicals, etc., from the US National Library of Medicine.
  • Web of Science
    This collection of databases includes Web of Science, which may be used to search for cited references as well as topics. It also includes a citation manager (EndNote Web) as well as Journal Citation Reports, Biological Abstracts, and Zoological Record. Note: Web of Science is included in OneSearch back to 1989, but we have records back to 1956 available via the individual database search. Biological Abstracts, Zoological Abstracts, and Journal Citation Reports are not availabe in OneSearch.
  • Zoological Record
    Contains citations to articles about animals published in "journals, magazines, newsletters, monographs, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings" from 1978 to present. Morris Library has the print version of this index back to volume 1.

Background Information Sources

  • E-Books at SIUC
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
    "A fulltext resource that includes 4,200 peer-reviewed articles written by leaders in the field. The appendix and glossary include biochemical and taxonomic information, acronyms, synonyms, units and other technical data." From the site.
  • Encyclopedia of Parasitology (3rd edition)
    Features in-depth essays and definitions on all areas of veterinary and human parasitology.
  • OpenSIUC
    OpenSIUC is an institutional repository offering permanent, reliable, and free access to research and scholarly material produced at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Dissertations and Theses

  • Dissertation and Theses Abstracts
    "Includes more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses." Recent citations include abstracts and free 24 page previews. There is an option to buy a print or microform copy, but use our Interlibrary Loan borrowing service at no charge.
  • Dissertations & Theses @ Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Contains Ph.D. dissertations and Master's theses produced by SIUC students. Full text PDFs are included when available. Note: This database also has an option to buy a print or microform copy, but Morris Library can loan its print copies for free.

Find Print and E-Books

Search for print and electronic books, journals, government documents, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and music scores.  Request materials from other libraries around the state. Use interlibrary loan for books not available via I-Share (except for required textbooks).

Search I-Share @ Morris Library

Can't find it at Morris?

Request items from around the world through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Interlibrary Loan
    If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
  • WorldCat  
    Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.

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