How to Access Journal Articles when Electronic Copies are not Available

This problem usually arises in two types of situations:

  1. The university does not have a subscription to the journal (e.g. Nature Ecology and Evolution as of 3/2018)
  2. The article only exists as a physical copy (i.e. a bound book). Often the case for older articles.

In either case the solution is pretty much the same:

If article is indexed in PubMed:

  1. Locate the PubMed listing (us. searching by either the title or the PubMed ID if available)
    • Make sure to use the UT-specific pubmed link: UT PubMed

  2. Click on the "Find it @ UT" link:

  3. Click on "Get a Scan" and log in with your EID:

  4. Fill in as much information about the article as you can in the ILS form (note that some of the 'required' fields may be unavailable for your article; this is usually OK):

  5. Once your form is submitted, you should be able to see it in the 'Outstanding Requests' section of your ILS account.

  6. You will receive an email when your article is available, with a link to the "Electronically Received Articles" section of your account. Turnaround time is usually 1-3 days, and scanned articles can be downloaded for up to 30 days.
    NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution, I would avoid posting closed-access articles to potentially publicly accessible locations like Slack or the lab Wiki. Put them in an accessible location on Box and post a link instead

-- Main.ColinBrown - 22 Mar 2018

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Topic revision: r1 - 22 Mar 2018 - 20:43:29 - Main.ColinBrown
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