5.7 What if it's not full text?

Not all databases will link you to the full-text of articles. Some only give the reference (author, title of article, name of journal, volume, issue and page numbers). They may also give an abstract if you're lucky.

To find the complete article you need to check the Catalogue to see if the Library owns a copy of the journal it is published in.

So if you find a reference like

TI: Research and rhetoric on women in Papua New Guinea's village courts
AU: Goddard, Michael
SO: Oceania, v.75 no.3 Mar-June 2005: 247-267

... you need type the title of the journal (Oceania) into the 'journal' search option in the Catalogue, then check to see what issues we have.

See a journal record from the Online Catalogue. Type the title of the journal (Oceania) into the 'journal' search option in the Catalogue, then check to see what issues we have.

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