Need more help? Try using Ask WA, our statewide librarian chat service for reference help.
Looking for a specific article?
If you have an article citation (like the one below) and want to find that specific article, you can find it several ways:
Cook, A., Arter, J., & Jacobs, L. F. (2014). My owner, right or wrong: The effect of familiarity on the domestic dog's behavior in a food-choice task. Animal Cognition, 17(2), 461-70. doi:http://dx.doi.org.tacomacc.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10071-013-0677-0
1. Look in SuperSearch
Copy and paste the article title into SuperSearch, found on the Library's homepage (or use the link below). It is often useful to put quotes around the article title to find the exact title you want. Example: “My owner, right or wrong: The effect of familiarity on the domestic dog's behavior in a food-choice task”. Follow the full-text link in the results to find the full article.
2. Try a cited reference search using our "Periodicals A-Z" tool
Watch this short video going over the steps for how to see if the TCC Library has access to an article from a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper (aka "periodicals")
Click this link to see if the TCC Library has online or full-text access to a specific periodical (newspaper, magazine, or journal).
3. Look in Google Scholar
If the Library's research databases don't contain this article, then search Google Scholar using the same technique - “My owner, right or wrong: The effect of familiarity on the domestic dog's behavior in a food-choice task”.
Google Scholar provides full access only to some articles, but it's worth a shot if the Library's research databases do not have the specific article for which you are looking.
4. Ask for help!
If neither of these avenues provide you with the article, ask a librarian for help. You can also request that the TCC Library get the article from another library.
Complete this form to request articles from periodicals or books the TCC Library does not have access to. Select ILL Book Request or ILL Article Request from the drop down, and then fill in the blank boxes with info about the source needed. If this request form is not working, then email your request directly to email@example.com
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