Answered By: Herbert McGuin Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015 Views: 11
Good Day Professor Ross, I'm sorry you've had this issue. As I've gone through our catalog and our databases it does seem that our electronic access to full text materials begins in 2005. I will check with our serials librarian (who is at a training event today) to see if I've missed anything in terms of electronic access and we'll be glad to get back to you soon. Until then, to find materials from before 2005, you can follow these two steps:1. Go to the library home page click on database and select Academic Search Complete. Click on Advanced Search. Then Go to the “Limit your results”box. In the Publication field type in “Scientific American”In the Publication Type field select “Periodical.” Do not select full text.
Then go to the upper field and enter the search subjects you desire. Click search and you will be led to articles or citations for articles that you can find in our bound collections of Scientific American.
2.go to the library catalog and type in "Scientific American" to learn where our bound print materials are located. I apologize knowing that this adds extra layers to any assignment you want to give your students. 2nd floor and Reserves Call Number 505 S416a.
I hope this will be helpful until I can get a definitive answer.