Q. Hi there- I am new to the online learning. I am working on a research paper and am starting to do some research. I used the Ebsco Discovery

Hi there- I am new to the online learning. I am working on a research paper and am starting to do some research. I used the Ebsco Discovery search bar to find some articles. Some of them do not say "full text" next to them. How do I access the article then? My other question is how can I tell if it has been peer reviewed? thank you Elyse

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Hello Elyse

If you are not logged into the OU portal and are using EDS then when you find an article and you see that it is available in full-text, then you can go and get it by clicking on the pdf or the html link. The links are usually at the bottom of the article. If the article has no html or pdf link, then that means that the article is just available in abstracted form and you will have to get it via interlibrary loan. If you do however see an article that has a pdf or html link at the bottom of it, and you do click on it, the database will tell you to login to with your OUID and password. If you decide not to open an article there and send it to the folder by clicking on the folder at the bottom of the article instead, then you will still need to login to the database if you want to open the folder and send it on to your email.

The easiest way to search the databases is to go to the Myers Library Online Page in the OU Portal after you have logged in and find the online databases link. Then click on ebscohost or any of the databases you want to search there.

If you have any further questions you can email me back or call me at the number below.

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Director of Library Services

785-248-2536

  • Last Updated Sep 25, 2014
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