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Many databases index articles but do not have the full text. You will need to click on the UMLinks button to get to the full text. UMLinks will search the databases and collections the UMass Libraries own, and take you to a new page with your options:
If we don't have that article or book the 'Full Text' and the 'Catalog Information' sections will be empty. The Libraries can still get you the full text! Use the Interlibrary Loan link. It will bring you to your Interlibrary Loan account, where you can submit a request.
More about Interlibrary Loan
The first time you use Interlibrary Loan, you will be prompted to fill out a profile form, so we know who you are and how to contact you when your item arrives.
The profile form also asks you to choose a campus pickup location. This does not mean you have to come to campus to retrieve your articles! All article requests are filled electronically.
After completing the profile, you should then see a pre-populated article request form. Make sure all the required fields are completed (sometimes there's a glitch and they don't all transfer to the form), then submit it. Within about 1-2 business days you'll get an email that your article has arrived! The email will include a link into the Interlibrary Loan system, where your article PDF will be available download.
Many of your assignments (now and in the future) will require you to locate peer reviewed articles. Some databases include an option to limit your search results to only articles from peer reviewed journals.*
Other databases, like PubMed, do not have a way to limit. There are several ways you can find out if a journal is peer reviewed.
*Not everything in these journals is peer-reviewed. Be sure to look for research articles (with Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References) to use in your assignments!