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Philosophy Research

Does the Library Have Access to this Article (Citation)?

If you have a citation to an article, book, and so on, use Citation Linker to see if the Library has it. Here is a sample citation to an article:

Kauppinen, A. (2012). Meaningfulness and time. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 84, 345-377 doi:10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00490.x

In fact, if you have a doi (digital object identifier), then all you need to do is enter the doi into the Citation Linker to obtain the full-text, if the Library has it.

Tracking Down "Hard to Find" Articles

While Interlibrary Loan is always an option to gain access to an article, if you find yourself in need of an article that is not available full text through any of the Library's resources, here is a good tactic.

Find the author's or authors' web site in the hopes that she or he may have listed a copy of the article, etc. as part of the web site.

Many times, scholars want to make their publications available through an online CV, or other arrangement.  Let us say that you are unable to find an article written by Dr. George Boger.  By observing the article's record, you learn that Dr. Boger is a professor from the Philosophy Department of Canisius College.  It may be productive then to go to the Canisius College web site, find Dr. Boger's site, and learn if he provides the full text of the item in question.  Keep in mind as well, that a professor may have published an article while working at one university or college, but many have moved on to another school.  In these cases, a search for George Boger Philosophy may work.

There is no assured success with this practice, but it is another avenue to explore.  If you have trouble finding articles, please contact Michael Coffta.

See Me in Sutliff Hall!

Need Help with your Research?

For the Spring 2020 semester, I will be available for research consultations in the Sutliff Hall Center for Financial Analysis (SH 123).

Feb 17 - April 30


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM





Thursday, April 9


I can help you with the ZCOB's specialized software, such as Capital IQ.


If you need to make an appointment with me, please use the contact information to the right.

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