Q. EBSCOhost: Ask-A-Librarian
What does it mean when it says to click linkforce for more information? When I click it, it direct me to a form. Will I need to submit the form for every article I want to read?
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LinkSource is our article linker and resolver which is attached to Ebscohost. If for example you click on an article that is an abstract, and that does not have full-text links to it in the databases; then the first thing Linksource does is it takes you out the Google Scholar to see if the article you are looking for and cannot find in full-text in the databases is available in Google Scholar in full-text. if you are then unable to find that article in Google Scholar or the library databases, you get a form which is attached to our Interlibrary Loan Department. You fill it out and then you request the article you have clicked on, if you want it, from our Interlibrary Loans Librarian, Jan Lee. If you fill out the form it goes directly to her email and she will try to fill the Interlibrary Loan for you as an article request from another library who has access to the periodical title that we do not have access to. Usually, if you get an periodical on interlibrary loan, unless it is very unique or one of a kind as an article; it usually is free of charge and an article that you can keep and not return to the library.
So as you can see, you do not need to fill out any forms for any articles that you want to read, unless that full-text article is unavailable to you. In the databases if you find full-text articles you can download them, print them or send them to yourself via email in full-text; please see our Ebsco help tabs or the video attached next to the database in the online library for more information. We also have several help videos in http://ottawa.libguides.com that can show you how to use the Ebscohost databases.
Please do let me know if you have any further questions about our process her at the Myers Library. You can contact me at the telephone number below or you can email me back.
Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Drector of Library Services for Ottawa University, 785-248-2536