I am looking for an article that my professor assigned, but I cannot find it for free. How can I get this article?
The first step when you are looking for an article is to check to see if we own it or have access to it through the Databases. The easiest way to find out is to take the magazine or journal title (not the article title) and search for it under the Find Journals by Title or Subject link in the Articles and Databases tab. Input the magazine/journal title in the first box and select Search. If we own the title, it will show up. For example, here is the listing for a title called R&D:
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Academic OneFile|
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Business Source Complete|
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Computer Database|
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP|
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Freely Accessible Science Journals|
|from 07/01/2002 to present in Science In Context|
As you can see, we have access to this title from several different databases, and it lists the dates the title is available. In this case, we have the ability to retrieve articles that were published between July 1, 2002 to the current issue. However, if an article was from before 2002, a user would need to submit an Interlibrary Loan request to get the article from a different institution. If there is no access available, a link to the Interlibrary Loan form will appear.
Interlibrary Loan requests are handled through the submission of an online form found here: Interlibrary Loan (ILL). A user will fill out the form, and every effort will be made to fulfill the request, if possible. There is no guarantee that it will be possible, but the ILL Department will be in communication with the submitter if it is not able to get access to the article.