Answered By: Signe Boudreau
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016     Views: 47

There are several ways to get to the full text of a specific article.

If you are searching in a library database (or even Google Scholar), and the article full-text is available through that particular database, you will see a direct link to the document.

If the database you are searching does not have the full-text of the article itself, look for the "Find This for Me" link (this should appear in most but not all databases).  Clicking on "Find This for Me" will pull up another window that indicates whether we have electronic access to the article via another database or e-journal subscription.

If the Libraries has no electronic access to the article, "Find This for Me" also provides a link to the Delivery/Interlibrary Loan page. Delivery can get a digital copy of the article for you from another library.  You will be notified via email when the article is ready.

If you aren't searching in a database and simply have a citation in hand, the easiest thing to do is to search the UNL Libraries' catalog (the main search box on the Libraries' web site) by the title of the journal (not the article).  The catalog will indicate whether or not we have electronic access to that journal.  Again, if electronic access it not available, you can use Delivery/Interlibrary Loan to request that a copy be sent to you.

One thing to remember is that you should not be asked or expected to pay for an article you need!  If we don't have the article in our own collection, we will get it for you via Delivery/Interlibrary Loan--in most cases at no cost to to you.