The library subscribes to many thousands of journals in electronic format. Some of the journals are available under their own name from publishers and service providers, while the articles from others are embedded in searchable databases such as Academic OneFile and Lexis-Nexis Academic.
Irrespective of how the journals and their articles are provided, the library's service can help you and your students locate both journal titles and the articles contained within them. The advantage of linking via Find it! is that Find it! will always show what the library's current subscriptions are. Because electronic journal subscriptions change frequently, keeping your own hard links to their locations is not a good idea.
From Database Search Results
When search results in databases are displayed to users, those that are Find it! enabled will display the button near the end of the citation. The button will be hyperlinked to a menu that will tell where to find the full text for the article. When journals are available from more than one source, Find it! will list all the available options. Find it! will also provide links to the library catalog so that users can determine if print holdings are available.
From eLearning and Course Management Websites
Use the following form to generate a URL that can be used to access journal articles from eLearning and other course management web pages. Enter the appropriate information and click on the Go button. Then copy the URL from the Find it! page and paste it into the course management web page.
Linking to Article Full Text
If there is a journal article that you want your students to locate, that information can be encoded into a URL. For the sake of example, take the following citation:
Nicholson, Norman, "Policy choices and the uses of state power: The work of Theodore J Lowi," Policy Sciences 35, no. 2 (Jun 2002): 163-177.
The critical elements for retrieving article citations via Find it! are not the article's author and title, which are optional, but the journal title, the year, and the volume, issue, and starting page numbers. These need to be entered into the form in the appropriate boxes. The resulting URL for the citation above will look like this:
If you have other questions about the service, you may want to read the Find it! FAQ .