Get only scholarly materials in your results. Some full text links, "cite" tool, and notes about how many times the article is cited by OTHER scholars. Request items NOT in full text by sending the full citation to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The internet is an amazing thing! There are places other than high end databases to find scholarly (peer reviewed, academic, vetted, "the good stuff") journal articles. You just have to know where to look!
Here are some of those places- (evaluate linked pages carefully!)
The Internet is loaded with helpful resources, but remember to evaluate all information with these standards in mind: