Answered By: Lisa Sotak Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018 Views: 418
Some, but not all, articles are available online. Different databases have different ways to identify which articles are available online, but most use the words fulltext or PDF or HTML next to the citation of the article on your list of results. Some databases may also have a symbol or icon for fulltext. Clicking on the words or icon will get you to the full text of the article.
If full text is not available through the database you are using, you will see a maroon icon. Clicking on this button will provide you with several options: If full text is available through another library database, a link will be provided for you to use. If the journal is in the library, you will see the available formats and date ranges.
Another option on the Get it page is a link to an Interlibrary Loan Request Form (available to Springfield College students, faculty, and staff). Library Services can get you copies of journal articles that are not available online or in the library. There is no cost for this service. Articles will be delivered to your interlibrary loan account, and you will be notified by email when they are available for download.
Finally, if you want to see if Library Services has a particular journal (online or in the library), you can check our Journal Titles A-Z (available from the Journals link under the search box on the library homepage). This is a searchable alphabetical listing of all the journals available through Library Services regardless of format.