Once you have located a citation for an article in a database, there are several ways to get a copy of the article.
1. If you're lucky, there will be a link to the full-text article right below the citation in the list of the results of your search. The link may be to a PDF or HTML copy, or it may link you to the publisher's web site.
2. There is always an icon that reads below each citation. By clicking on , you can see if our library owns a copy of the journal in which the article is published, or it may provide you with a link to the article in another database. If so, that link will be highlighted in yellow. Just follow the link.
3. In the event that the article is not available in full text from the databases, and we do not have a copy of the journal, then you may order a copy of the article through Interlibrary Loan. Just fill out the Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form and the article will be mailed to you free of charge. You may keep the article. This service may take from 3-10 days, so make sure to start your research early.
Are you looking for a particular journal?
You can do a quick title search in the library catalog.
Library Catalog Quick Search:
"The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact." Over 3000 journals are housed at the DOAJ. The journals are either peer-reviewed or editorially monitored.
In order to access from off campus you will be prompted to log in.
This searches across many scholarly Internet sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Google Scholar is especially useful for tracking down or verifying difficult or partial citations.
Typically one encounters a fee for accessing articles in Google Scholar or other search engines. However, because of your affiliation with AU and OhioLINK, Google Scholar can directly link you to quality resources . When on campus your search results will immediately indicate if the items are available through OhioLINK.
To show links to OhioLINK Resources from off-campus, you will need to change Google Preferences on your computer.
OhioLINK- Find it with OLinks
Open WorldCat - Library Search
Google Scholar (or quick search below)
The majority of these journals have been drawn from our databases. You will be prompted to log in after you click on the journal link.