Journal articles can be located in several different ways:
Using an online database:
All of the databases available from the library’s website contain links to article full text when the content is subscribed by the library. The exact mechanism differs from database to database.
What happens when you click on the icon or full text link: You will go to a screen that has all of the article information, and one of these two messages:
A. This one is good news. The article is available online from two sources. Just click on one of the article links and you will be taken to the article. There may be some intermediate steps. In rare cases, the journal may not be set up to point directly to the article. In that case, click on the Journal link, then follow the year, volume, issue and pages to get to the article. The message may also indicate that the article is only available in the print collection. You will have to come to the library to retrieve it.
B. This message is not so good. It means that the library currently doesn’t have access to the article.
However, all is not lost. You may request a copy of the article from another library by clicking on the “Request and interlibrary loan” link. You will get a form with all of the article information already filled in. You fill in ALL of your information and submit the request. ILL staff will try to get the article for you, but expect a delay. The length of the delay depends on another library’s workflow.