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Library DIY

Print or non-internet sources

The Library has access to more online journal and magazine articles than it does print versions of those articles. However, you may have an assignment where the professor asks you not to use "online" or "Internet" sources. Here is a strategy for handling this:

  • First: Check the requirements of the assignment. Does the professor mean that you are not allowed to use any sources from the open web, but you ARE allowed to use online articles from scholarly journals available through the library's online databases?
  • Next: If you have confirmed that you can not use online library databases to obtain your resources, search to see if we have print versions of the journals.
  • Note the location in the record and go to the shelves find it. If you have trouble locating the print journal, Ask a Librarian.

Here is an example of a print journal record:

journal record


  • Scan articles using any of the printers in any campus library. You can email the PDF file to your Davenport email.