None of the resources you will be using for this assigment have the yellow "Get It @ ASU" button to link you to the full text. SciFinder has a "Get Full Text" feature that transfer you into "Get It @ ASU" but all the rest just give you a citation that you must manually track down. Here's how to find a book or journal article from its citation.
A citation is a description of a work (such as a book, journal article, film, etc.) so that the reader may be able to:
The modern style of citation consists of the following components ...
In the early days of scientific publishing, when there were very few journals published, everything was in print, and publishers needed to save paper, the journal references were written in a very abbreviated style. In addition to seeing this style in old publications, you'll still find some remnants of the old style in the current literature. Shortcuts used in citing were initializing authors' first and middle names, omitting the title of the article, abbreviating the journal title, omitting the issue number and the end page. The above journal article citation written in this old style would look like ...
Ozawa, T, et al. Org. Lett. 13 5390
In this assignment, you'll be finding both the modern and old style citations. Below are the instructions on how to find the full text for these.
If the citation contains the title of the book or journal article, search the TITLE in the Library One Search database. To make the search even more exact, use quote marks around the title just as you would when doing phrase searching in Google.
When you have an old style article citation that does not include the article's title, you'll need to try several other methods of finding the full text. Unfortunately, it's seldom possible to determine by just looking at the citation which of these methods will work, so you'll need to keep trying one method at a time.
Example Citation: E. Ciganek, Org. React. 4, 1-59 (1948)
If you have used all these methods, you can safely assume that The ASU Library does not have the article available, see the box below about "How to Get an Article that's not Available in the ASU Library"
Journal Abbreviation Help:
If the ASU Library doesn't have the article you need, fill out an Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) request form. If you have never used the ILLiad system before, you'll need to register first by clicking on the red "first time user" link on the login screen. A scanned PDF copy of the article will be deposited in your account usually within 24-72 hours.
If you need a whole book (not just an article or selected pages within a book), you may use either the ILLiad service or the Borrow It Now service. The ILLiad service has access to books around the world but shipping time can range from 1 week to a month or more depending on the location and policies of the lending library. Borrow It Now is a service of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) in the United States so shipping time can be as quick as 3 days but there are fewer books available with this service.