Locating Resources from Databases

Because the library subscribes to over 60,000 journals electronically, finding a full-text link to an article from within a database is not unusual. When this happens, it can save you a lot of research time.

Always look for the full-text link. Sometimes you might have to scroll down to the bottom of the record to see a link. The link may say Article Linker or Check for Full Text.

In the library catalog, records for electronic government publications and e-books will say "Connect to this Resource."

In databases, the Article Linker link may take you to the full article. You may also find a choice between "full text" or "PDF." Choose PDF if you want to see the item exactly as it looks in the print version.

If Article Linker doesn't take you to the full article, it will usually take you to the Library's "Journals, Magazines, Newspapers" page to let you know if the journal is available through some other online source or in print in the library's collection.

NOTE: This process can be tricky.
Watch the attached video for a sample search linking to articles

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