Services for Plano campus students
Plano campus students can get books shipped to them (witha free return shipping label) or have articles scanned and emailed directly to them, among other services. For the full set of services, see "Off Campus" on this page: http://smu.edu/cul/services/
Writing with APA Style
A great resource for APA style questions as well as other styles, is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
You can also consult the APA Style Manual, 6th edition, available in Fondren Library.
Look journals up in the library catalog by title, choosing "journal title" from the drop-down menu on the basic search screen. If we have the journal in full-text, there will be a catalog record showing which databases contain it and the dates covered. If we have the journal in print, this will also appear in a catalog record.
Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases. Or visit our Online Resources page for more options. To find the full text of an article in a database look for the words "PDF full text" or "HTML full text". If you do not see these options, click on the button to see if your article is available in one of our other databases. If it isn’t, click on Search the library catalog by title to see if we subscribe to the journal in print.
Do you already know which article you need?
If you have the citation (author, title, title of the journal, page number, etc) for an article and want to get a copy of it follow these steps:
- Search the library catalog for the journal title (specify “journal title” in the drop-down box). There is a catalog record for every journal available to our students, whether in print or on line.
- If your journal is available online, click on the database whose coverage dates include the date of your citation. Search for the volume and issue number of your citation within the journal.
- If your journal is available in print, past years will be hard-bound. Science journals are then shelved on the second floor of north end of Fondren Library Center, while humanities journals are in the basement of Fondren Library east (compact shelving) and Fondren Library west.
- Last resort - Interlibrary Loan If we don't have the journal online or in print you can order a copy of the article through Interlibrary Loan.