Finding Full Text Articles in Databases
It is very important to us that you find the full text of articles that you are looking for, for free (as a UAS student you should never have to pay for an academic information source). We license databases from many different vendors and their access to full articles is varied, so we rely on a few tools to get you to the articles you need. About these tools:
LinkSource is an OpenURL link resolver - it guides you to full text copies of mainly journal articles. You should only come across the LinkSource icon when you are searching within Egan Library databases. All you really need to know is that when you come across the LinkSource logo click the link "Check LinkSource for full text" (or a similarly worded link). This link will guide you to the full article when we have licensed access to it. When we do not have ready access to the full text article you need, LinkSource will bring you to an option to order the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). More on ILLiad further down the screen.
Journal Search is Egan Library's A-to-Z listing of all the journals we have full text access to, both the print volumes in our library as well as an extensive (and continually growing) list of electronic journals available through our databases. Journal Search provides you with links to full text of all the journals owned or licensed by the Egan Library. In addition, we link to free online journals when relevant to UAS curriculum.
This tool is especially effective when you have a citation for an article in-hand. For example, you know you'd like to read a specific article about malaria published in Nature (Volume 420 Issue 6914 from November 2002). All you need to do is go to Journal Search from the Egan Library website and search for Nature. You will click the link to the database that offers Nature and browse it in search of the particular issue you need.
Journal Search is also helpful when you would like to browse a journal's contents online. Just search for the journal you'd like to browse through and click the link to the database where you can look over the titles of articles published in that journal by issue. See also Finding journals, our recommendations
ILLiad is the interlibrary loan system we use for borrowing books and other items not available locally. It is also used to obtain fulltext articels from publications we do not subscribe to; distance students use Illiad for making all materials requests.
Patrons register for an Illiad Account and can then place and track their requests. As articles are most often received and posted electronically to patrons, turnaround time is quicker than for borrowed items which are received by mail. See our Interlibrary Loan page and our ILL FAQ for more information.