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LGBTQIA+ History/Studies: Finding Articles

Choosing a Database by Discipline or Subject

General Article Search

You can search for articles in our Primo Library Search



Choose a general article database search, such as

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • Phone Reference at 503.399.5231
  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
  • We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.

Checking for Full Text in Library Databases

Most databases include links to full text for at least some of their articles. If there is no full text in the database where you're searching, you can usually use a link to check for full text in a different database.

  • Many article databases have a button or link that says "Check for full text."picture of check for full text icon
  • Google Scholar uses a Fulltext@Chemeketa link.
  • When the database does not have the full text of the article, the Check for full text function lets you use the library's link resolver service to try to find the full text in one of our other databases.

For example, you use the Check for full text function to find the article "Who cares who killed Edwin Drood? Or, on the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

picture of link resolver results

  • The Top section of the page has a description of the item
  • The Send to section lets you save or share the record
  • The View section has information about electronic access
  • The Get it section has information about print access or interlibrary loan (You must be logged in to see interlibrary loan link.)

► If the full text is available electronically, there will be links to one or more databases that have the article. Click on the database title to view the article. If you are off campus, you will have to log in with your My Chemeketa user name and password.

► If the article is not available electronically, you can click the Sign in link and log in with your My Chemeketa user name and password to request that we obtain a copy from another library for you.  We do not charge for this service, which is called interlibrary loan. For more information,see Requesting Materials from Other Libraries.

There is a link to send a message to the reference librarian if you have difficulty connecting to the article. Here is a list of troubleshooting tips that may be useful.