Locating Articles in Databases
USU Doesn't Own it?
If the Merrill-Cazier Library does not have a source that you need, you may request a copy from interlibrary Services. This is a reciprocal service by which libraries share materials in their collections. Articles are delivered as PDF files; books are delivered via mail. See details on the Interlibrary Services web page.
Patent searching can be complicated, but the US Patent and Trademark office offers a wealth of information and full text from 1976-present.
Articles and Research
If you need to find articles on a certain subject, use the links below. If you aren't finding what you need in the list below, please browse our other databases here: http://library.usu.edu/main/inabs/index.php
Locating Literature Reviews
Many databases allow you to refine by "review." This will retrieve literature reviews, basically an overview of the published "literature" in the field dealing with a specific subject. For example, you might find a literature review of algae biofuel research that brings together all the research done on algae biofules in the past.
To find examples of literature reviews, look for the "review" option. This option often appears you have run your search as a refining tool to sort your results.