Answered By: Reference Desk Thomas Cooper Library
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020     Views: 198

From within a library database:
If you are already in a library database and the PDF or Linked Full Text is not there, try Full Text Finder to search for the article within all of the library's subscriptions.

From the library homepage:
There are two main strategies to try.

  • Search for the article title in the Find It @ UofSC search box. (Do not paste the full citation.) Look for the link labeled "Available Online" to see Full text availability options. From the options, select the link to the database or publisher that includes the year that you need.
     
  • Use the Journals link below the search box and enter the publication title (not the specific article title.) Verify the journal title and look for the link labeled "Available Online" to see Full text availability options. From the options, select the link to the database or publisher that includes the year that you need. After making a selection, you will have to navigate to the year and volume or search for the article title.

From Google Scholar:
To have your results in Google Scholar show links to articles available through the library, follow these steps.

  1. Select Settings and click on Library Links
  2. Search and select University of South Carolina - Columbia - FullText@USC Columbia
  3. Click Save

From Interlibrary Loan:
Some articles are not included in the library subscriptions and cannot be immediately accessed online. For these articles, make a free Interlibrary Loan request for a PDF scan of the article.

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