1 If you know the title of the article you need, you can use it to search Discover@UMSL. Many articles will be available as full text.
A Type or copy/paste the article’s title into the search box. If you’re certain your spelling is correct, put quotation marks around the title to search its exact wording.
B If the article is available through UMSL’s journal subscriptions or databases, it will appear as one of the first results and will include a link to a PDF or other full-text option.
2Not all articles will be immediately available as full text, and you’ll need to request them through Interlibrary Loan.
C If you get a message saying, “No results were found,” click the Search Options link to toggle open the filters for this search.
D At the bottom of the page, deselect (uncheck) the Available in Library Collection filter—to open the search up to items we need to request from other libraries—and click the Search button.
E This time, when the article appears at the top of the list, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
F When you request an item this way, all of the information the lending library needs will auto-fill. You only need to add your status and department before submitting the request. Note: If you have opted out of communications, you will not get an email when your item is available.