We love linking!

Just before the start of the semester, we upgraded the software that links you to full text articles online, no matter where you’re searching – EBSCO, Summon, Google Scholar – anywhere!

We’re excited about our new link software because we think it provides helpful options that are easy to use while you’re doing research.

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When you click on an article title in Summon or our Find It! button from a database like EBSCO or Web of Science, you will be taken to the full-text article, if it is available through the library, just as you were before. However, you will also often see a menu of helpful options in a sidebar to the right of the article that will help you if you have any trouble getting to the full text of the article.

Try a Different Source. If the article is available full text in another source, you can go to it by choosing a different source from the drop-down.

Report a problem. Click on the report a problem link to send a report of your problem getting to full text to BGSU Libraries. A librarian will follow up with you within 24 hours if you include your contact information.

Request a copy. Use this link to sign in to ILLiad and submit your request for a copy. We will find a library that has the journal and ask them to scan and send you the article as a pdf – at no cost to you!

We encourage you to make use of these options as you are doing your research!