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Example: Bancroft, Kim. "To Have and to Have Not: The Socioeconomics of Charter Schools." Education and Urban Society 41 (2009): 248-279. Web. 10 Feb. 2010.

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  5. If you see "This title is available electronically via:..." and your issue is included in the coverage date, then the journal is online.
    1. Click on the link given in the catalog.
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