In many cases, the library can get access to an article for you from another library.
Follow these steps to make a request:
You should receive an email to your UMSL address when your article is ready. The time to fulfil the request will depend on the staffing levels at the lending library, especially during COVID, so please be patient.
Discover@UMSL is the library's main search tool which offers a variety of results, including books and book chapters, academic journal articles, newspaper articles, and more.
Use one of the following access options in Discover@UMSL:
Accessing the full text of an article you find in a database will depend on which database you use. Look for links such as:
...or something similar.
Not all databases will provide the full text of articles. You may find the full text in a different database by following the Article Linker icon.
Following Article Linker will take you to the full text or the blue Request from Interlibrary Loan button.
There are several reasons why you may not be able to access the article or database:
When in doubt, contact the library!
Some articles and other resources you can find with Google Scholar are available on the web for free. Look to the right side of the search result for a link to access the article.
Others are hidden behind a paywall. Do not pay to access articles you find on Google Scholar. They may be available at UMSL, or you can request them at no cost through interlibrary loan.
You can make your research process smoother by configuring Google Scholar to provide a link that allows you to access articles directly through your home library. Your browser may automatically recognize you as an UMSL affiliate, but if not, you can set up the connection manually:
Now, you should see the Full-Text @ UMSL link to the right side of any Google Scholar search results that you can access via UMSL Libraries. You may still need to provide your UMSL SSO and password.