Q. Peer Reviewed Article - How do I get full text?

Hi -

I am researching the EBSCO database for peer-reviewed scholarly articles and I and I found several but I cannot figure out how to actually get the article to come up as a .pdf or however I am supposed to view it.  I clicked to have it emailed but I get the citation information.  It says this in reference to full-text:

Full Text Finder Results

There is a chance that you might find this article in full-text by clicking the links below.

I cannot view these articles on-line?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

Lisa


Answer

Hello Lisa

When an article in our databases is not in full-text, then that means that we do not have access to that article in our databases and you would be directed to go and get the article on interlibrary loan. Most often we would have many articles on that title so you would just need to go back into the databases, go below the search box, checkmark full-text and peer-reviewed and redo your search. You should find full-text articles on the topic you were searching for. Make sure that you choose a database related to your topic area for your searching.

To get interlibrary loan articles, which are generally free of charge, unless the article cannot be borrowed from another library. You usually get to keep the article but you have to ask for it in a timely fashion because depending on what you asked for articles can come from as far away as the east cost or even the University of Alaska; so you have to ask for the article a week in advance to make sure we get it for you in time. To contact our interlibrary loan librarian, Megan Love for such a request please contact ill@ottawa.edu and send all the information that you have about the article to her.

Thank you

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Ottawa University Library.

  • Last Updated Nov 07, 2016
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