Diving Deep with Search Engines
Put your credit card away
Suppose you're surfing the web and run across articles that look interesting. Some of them may be there full text. Google Scholar, for example, is doing some pretty incredible things with making articles available. Some publishers provide free access to some of their articles.
When it comes to scholarly, academic articles, however, it's more likely that you'll run into roadblock password boxes, like the ones shown below. Your library login only works for databases that you access through your library's web site.
Never, ever, ever pay to get access to articles in these deep web databases! Go back to your own library's web site and follow links to see if your library already has the article. If it's not available in your library, you can still get the article through your library's interlibrary loan (usually for free). It may take a few days to receive your article, so plan ahead. Next >>