- Where do I start? This page offers advice if you don't know what research database or search tool to use.
- Request full articles and books not available online or in Library; distance students may request any items not available online.
Are any Mundt Library research databases currently unavailable?
Librarians can suggest alternatives when research databases are down. Use the "Ask a Librarian" link above to ask for advice about which databases to use.
ERIC fulltext (pdf) document delays.
- Date/Time: Ongoing
- Databases Affected: ERIC database provided by the U.S. Department of Education at eric.gov.
- Reason: The full text (pdf) documents were removed in 2012 due to concerns about personally identifiable information in some of the older, non-peer reviewed documents. However,94% of the previously removed documents have now been returned to the ERIC database and are available online [as of 30 July 2014]. Identified as problems were 670 items, and these are retained in the database as citations only.
If you find items in ERIC labeled "PDF Release Pending" and "PDF Restoration Pending," it means that the document is temporarily unavailable because the existing copy in ERIC was of very poor quality. Originally scanned from microfiche, much of the text was lost in the digitization process and the resulting copy is barely legible. ERIC is working to see if more readable copies can be made. In the meantime, the document can still be found on microfiche and obtained through interlibrary loan.
- Solution: If you need a document labeled "PDF Release Pending" or "PDF Restoration Pending," request it from the Mundt Library by using the "article" interlibrary loan request form available at Interlibrary Loan.
Find a list of our research databases using the "Database Quicklinks" dropdown menu above, or go to Research Databases by Subject to explore available databases.