Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on getting started with your research. The Starting Your Research in MCL tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to School of Arts subjects such as linguistics and film, but the advice is relevant for all subjects.
You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.
Full Text Databases generally provide the pdf for articles in your results list. However these databases also contain records of articles published elsewhere. You may be able to access these articles by clicking the Full Text Finder button, provided we have a subscription to the journal they are in.