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BenSearch: Access a Journal Article

Access an Online Journal Article

When a resource is available online through BenSearch, it will either have the status of "Available Online" below the title of the resource, or a direct link to the resource (typically as a PDF). For some periodicals (journals, newspapers, etc.), the issue contents are also directly linked so you can easily explore the other items published in that specific issue.

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Off-campus, you may be asked to enter your Benedictine University login information.

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You now have access to the full text article.

Full text article

Citation-Chain Opportunity

Do you need additional resources for your topic?

Try Citation Chaining: use one source as a way to find related documents in a forwards or backwards process.

  • Backward Chaining: Looking at a document to see what that document has cited. An excellent source for this would be the references listed at the end of a scholarly journal article.  BenSearch provides links to these items:

Cited in


  • Forward Chaining:  You start with one work and then look at works that have cited that document. In many databases or Google Scholar you can view this by looking at a "Cited by" or "Times Cited" feature which will tell you who has cited the document you are currently looking at.

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