Answered By: Robert Fitzpatrick
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015     Views: 54

Occasionally, when searching from off-campus, you may encounter an article that should be available in full text, but isn't.  Here are some possible solutions:

Start with the library website

To ensure you can access all the full text articles we subscribe to, start your research at the library website.  Click on "Articles" and type in the topic you are researching or the name of the article you're seeking.

Google Scholar

As an alternative, you can setup Google Scholar to find articles we subscribe to when you are off-campus.  This 50 second video tells you how.

Use InterLibrary Loan

Some of our databases have info about articles, but don't have the full text.  These databases are called indexes or abstracts.  The good news: you can request the article via interlibrary loan by clicking the link that says "Request this article", "Get it", or "Get this article".

If the article is not found in any of our database subscriptions, you can still request it via InterLibrary Loan.  Fill in the request form with as much information as you can.  Once you submit the request, the article will usually be emailed to you within 2 or 3 business days.

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