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1 F INDING F ULL -T EXT A RTICLES Using A-to-Z, the Online Catalog and Requesting Materials

2 “F ULL -T EXT ” = C OMPLETE A RTICLE The library databases contain some articles which are “full-text”--that is, there is a link to the complete article—and others that have only the citation and perhaps the abstract (summary). Even when there is no full-text link in one database, it is possible that the article is available in another database, or in a print journal owned by the library. BUTBUT

3 E XAMPLE No link to full-text or PDF

4 Highlight and Copy (control + C) the Journal Name American Family Physician

5 1. O PEN A N EW T AB BY CLICKING C ONTROL + T 2. Next, type the URL below into the address box: ~OR~ Return to the library’s home page and click 1.Research Resources, 2.Databases 3.Alphabetical by Title

6 C LICK A- TO -Z Paste the Journal Name into the A-to-Z Find Box and click Search. Control + V A to Z is a search engine that searches all the databases for full- text journals

7 C HECK THE DATABASES ’ COVERAGE AGAINST YOUR ARTICLE ’ S DATE Click the EBSCOHost Tab to see the article citation again if you don’t remember the date

8 Date is February 15, 2005 Volume 71, issue 4, p. 717 – 724, and 728.

9 All of these databases contain the journal American Family Physician for 2005, so you could choose any of them. We’ll choose ProQuest Nursing by clicking on the title.

10 We are now in the database ProQuest Nursing, viewing all issues from American Family Physician. Note the list of issues/dates at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to find the 2005 issues.

11 C LICK ON THE CORRECT DATE / ISSUE Find your article in the table of contents. There may be several pages to scroll through.

12 C LICK F ULL -T EXT L INK. C HOOSE PDF IF YOU HAVE THE OPTION. PDF version contains the page numbers you need for your citation.

13 PDF D OCUMENT Use the printer icon within the pdf frame instead of the Print—File command

14 I F THE JOURNAL IS NOT FOUND IN A- TO -Z, OR IF THE DATE YOU NEED IS NOT FOUND Journal not found in A to Z

15 S EARCH THE ONLINE CATALOG FOR THE PRINT VERSION OF THE JOURNAL Return to the library’s home page at and click on Online Catalog

16 S EARCH FOR THE J OURNAL T ITLE American Journal of Nursing Select Journal Title Search

17 C LICK ON THE JOURNAL TITLE, IF FOUND

18 C HECK THE LIBRARY ’ S HOLDINGS AGAINST THE DATE OF YOUR ARTICLE We own this journal in both Microfilm and in print. We own microfilm issues only up to 1998 However, we have print issues up through Sept. 2009, which would include the article we are looking for.

19 I SSUES DATED 1994 – PRESENT ARE SHELVED IN THE P ERIODICAL R EADING R OOM ON THE M AIN F LOOR, BY C ALL N UMBER. Call Number for this Journal is RT1.A13 Periodicals Area on Main Floor

20 I F YOU CAN ’ T FIND THE ARTICLE IN A- TO -Z OR IN THE O NLINE C ATALOG, YOU CAN REQUEST IT THROUGH I NTERLIBRARY LOAN Click Services Click Interlibrary Loan

21 Read the Instructions, then select the type of material you want. Click Periodicals for an article request. Complete the form and hit Submit at the bottom. Be sure to put your SCATCAT address, or you may not receive your article. Loans are usually free. If a free copy cannot be located, you will be notified prior to any charges.

22 Questions? Just ask! Judy Salm MaryAlice Wade Lynn Haggard Angela Barger

23 The End Created by MaryAlice Wade, September 2009


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