If you find a citation outside of a Drake database, you can use SuperSearch to see if Drake has the article. Notes:
Imagine you found this citation and want to see if you can get access through Drake:
Skowronek, S., & Orren, K. (2020). The Adaptability Paradox: Constitutional Resilience and Principles of Good Government in Twenty-First-Century America. Perspectives on Politics, 18(2): 354-369. DOI:10.1017/S1537592719002640
Step One: Try Inputting the Article Title in SuperSearch
You can do this from the SuperSearch box embedded on the library homepage (shown below) or in one of our research guides. From the embedded box, click the search button after entering the title.
Another option is to enter the title from within the SuperSearch interface itself (shown below). Click the magnifying glass after entering the title.
After you enter your search, the search results will appear. If Drake has access to the article, it will likely be listed among the first couple of results. You will then click on Full text options to see where you can access the item, if it is available electronically. (If we only have it in print, this would show as being either available or unavailable (checked out). If it is available, it would provide the library name, collection location, and call number.
If your search results do not show what you need, try the following troubleshooting tips:
If you got what you needed, when you click on Full text options, you will see the available databases. Sometimes there will be multiple options. In this case, there is just one: Cambridge University Press Current Complete. Before you click on the database to get the full text, you might look at other parts of the record to aid your research. For instance, many records will have an abstract that will help you determine if you need the item.
If you are off campus, after you click the database name you will go to a login screen where you will be prompted for your Drake credentials. If you are on campus, you will seamless open the database, unless it is a source that only has individualized credentials (like Westlaw).
You should be taken directly to the item record in most cases. Note that because you logged in through SuperSearch, the database recognizes you as a Drake patron.
Step Two: Use Journal Finder
If searching by article title does not work for you, try the journal finder. For instance, the article might be too new to be available yet electronically.
To use the journal finder you
When you click Full text available to see where you can get the journal, you will see all linked databases that contain this title. (Note, however, not all Drake-subscribed databases can be linked in this way. Bloomberg Law and Lexis+ are two notable exceptions that have to be search directly.)
In the image below, you can see that we have the journal through two online sources. However, because JSTOR has a 6-year embargo on content for this title, that option did not show when searching by article title. Look at the complete record information to determine access.