TRID includes a variety of documents, so how you go about looking for an item depends on what type of publication it is. The following explains the steps for finding journal articles. Remember that Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is always an option if you are unable to find the item you need.
FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES IN THE TRID DATABASE
1. For items with citations that appear to be from journals, try copy and pasting the article title into the QuickSearch box on the library’s home page, and click search. It works even better if you put the article title in quotes.
JOURNAL CITATION FROM TRID:
More on how to use QuickSearch: https://consortiumlibrary.libwizard.com/f/quicksearch-basics
2. Look in the results list and if you see the item, click on the “Full Text Online” button or the title. Either option will take you to the full text.
3. This particular article is located here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10298436.2017.1373391 (to view/download the article, you must be on campus or in the library, or logged in using off campus access).
4. If you don’t see the item in the list, find the link to “Add results beyond your library’s collection” to get a citation to submit an ILL. The option to search more than your library is located either at the top left (first option under “Refine your search”) or on the page below the search box when you get zero results. Even if the item is not listed at all, you can still request an ILL.
FINDING CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPERS IN THE TRID DATABASE
1. Some of the items in TRID are papers from conference proceedings. These can be more difficult to find and are not always available in the Library, so don’t be surprised if you end up requesting an ILL. You can tell that this is a full paper and not just an abstract or poster because multiple pages are cited.
CONFERENCE CITATION FROM TRID:
2. Try copying and pasting the title of the conference (not the title of what was presented at the conference!) in the QuickSearch box. Again, it helps to put the title of the conference in quotes.
3. In this example, the search has been expanded beyond the library’s collections and some papers from that conference are included. However, the specific paper we’re looking for is not found among the 18 results, so an ILL will be needed.