Answered By: April Aultman Becker
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2014     Views: 6

LinkSource is a tool that is available in all of our journal databases that allows you to find a full-text journal article that is not available in the current database you are looking at.

For example if you are using the Academic Search Complete database, and find an article that you would like to use in your research but see that there is no full-text version available, you can use the LinkSource link (which is a green LS symbol) and LinkSource will search through all of our databases to see if any of them have that exact article in a full-text version. If we do, your web browser will immediately be taken to the full-text PDF article in a new database.

If LinkSource does not find that the library has access to that article as a full-text PDF, then it will automatically take you to an Inter Library Loan form to fill out, so that you may request that the article can be borrowed from another library and emailed to you as a full-text PDF file.