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Finding Full-Text Articles
Before making a request for full-text articles through interlibrary loan, please complete these steps below to search for the full-text articles. This allows our service to focus on articles that are not available for free nor in Duke subscriptions. If you are working with individuals from other institutions, please ensure that they check their library collections as well.
Prior to checking the sources below, be sure to run the full-text finder in EndNote (or other citation management tool, like Zotero). If you are working with a Duke medical librarian on a review, this step may be completed for you. Ensure that your EndNote preferences link to the library by going to Preferences > Find Full-Text and entering this text into the Open URL path: https://getitatduke.library.duke.edu
Look for Full-Text in Duke Collections
There are many ways to connect to the full-text. Below are three options, ranked by ease and efficiency.
Duke Libraries Search Widget
1. Copy the title of the article and paste it into the search box.
2. Locate the full-text links.
Citation Databases (e.g., PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, etc.)
If your article was found in a citation database, use that database to try to connect to the full text of the article.
1. Search for the article title.
2. If found, click the blue GetIt@Duke button.
1. Locate the name of the journal; then, browse to determine if the library subscribes to the year (volume / issue) that you need.
2. If the library has the year/volume/issue you need, click the link to locate the article. Please note that his may take some additional clicks to browser or search for your specific article.
Contact the Medical Library
Look for Free Full-Text
If you have multi-institutional team members, have them search Google Scholar as well with their own institution libraries.
1. Make sure your Google Scholar is connected to Duke, as this will give you the Get It @ Duke button. To do this: In Google Scholar > Settings > Library links > Search for Duke > Check all that apply and Save.
2. If you are retrieving too many results, try putting the article title in quotes and / or adding the author last name.
For difficult to find citations, try regular Google.
1. Use the same techniques of putting the title in quotes and adding author information if needed.
Before Placing Your Interlibrary Loan Request
- Confirm that the citation is for an article in a language you can read, or plan to have translated.
- Confirm that the citation is not a conference abstract. If it shows that it is only 1 page, it is likely only an abstract and not a full article.
- If you are uncertain, please reach out to us at email@example.com or through chat (M-F, 9-5).
How to Place an Interlibrary Loan Request
- If you aren't already in a citation database, go back to PubMed or other citation database such as Scopus, Embase, or Web of Science to look up the article. Why? Because our Get it @ Duke button will fill out the ILL form for you with all the article information – this saves you time and ensures greater citation accuracy.
- Once you locate the article in a citation database, click the Get It @ Duke link.
- From the page that says “We don't have this online — see below for other ways to get it” click the green button that says “Request – Med Center users.” This will take you to the ILL form. You’ll need to log in with your DHE Active directory username and password (e.g. NetID/pw). The article information will be filled into the form automatically.
- If you cannot find the article in PubMed or another citation database, please go directly to the Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Request page
- Log in with your DHE Active directory username and password (NetID/pw).
- In the left hand menu, click New Request > Article/Chapter
- Fill out the required fields; please take care to ensure accuracy as incorrect citations may cause your order to be delayed or cancelled.
Questions about Interlibrary Loan? Please contact Louis Wiethe, Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Manager, 919.660.1179 or firstname.lastname@example.org