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Getting to the Article
We subscribe to thousands of journals, but not to all of the journals you may find cited in our electronic databases. In certain databases, full text is available via PDF or HTML links. However, in most of our databases you will need to select the button. This is a program overlaid on our databases that tries to match the citation to the RUL holdings.
- Ideally, when you the select thebutton, you will see a link to full text.
- If you do not see a link to full text, click the “Search the library catalog by Periodical Title (or ISSN)” link which will take you to the record in the Library Catalog for the journal title if available in the Rutgers libraries. The Library Catalog record will note the availability of the journal online under Holdings. The Library Catalog also indicates whether the library system owns the periodical in paper or in other formats.
- If Rutgers University Libraries has the article but not electronically, you can request a free, electronic copy (PDF) by clicking on the Article Delivery link in the Library Catalog record.
- If Rutgers University Libraries does not have the article at all, you can request a copy through our Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Service. Requested articles are delivered electronically as PDF files. Except in very rare cases, there is no cost, and we will never pass on a cost without your prior approval. The turnaround time is generally 1-3 days.
(a) How do I request an article?
Finding Specific Articles or Journals
To find a specific article ("known" citation) or journal follow these steps:
- In the Library Catalog type the journal title and select "Journal Title" from the pull-down menu.
- Select your title from the journal browse list to see the full record for the journal.
- Print holdings will be displayed, as well as online access if available.
You can also consult our Electronic Journals List, an alphabetical list of journals to which we have e-access. But please remember the list does not have any print holdings information-the most complete holdings information is via the Library Catalog.
(a) I have a citation...How do I find an item