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Nursing: Finding Full Text

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Getting Articles & Books

Free to you

  •  Articles subscribed to by the MU Libraries – look for PDFs, HTML full text, or the FindIT@MU button when searching CINAHL, MEDLINE, Scopus, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Articles requested through interlibrary loan (ILL) – if the MU Libraries do not have online access to an article or if we have it in print only, you can request it for free.  Use ILL for articles in storage (a.k.a. depository).  Delivery is by campus email and takes about 1 to 2 business days.
  •  Older articles may be available for free from the publisher.  (Older usually means 12 months or more since publication.)


 Charged to you

  •  Articles for sale by the publishers.  Most publishers will sell articles for fees ranging from $8.00 and up.


  Getting Books - for folks outside of Columbia

  •   You can request books through interlibrary loan for free. Chapters are treated like articles.
  •    If you live in Columbia (or within driving distance) and come to the library on occasion, when  requesting books from other campuses, just select MU HSL library for the delivery site.  The  book(s) will be sent to the health sciences library where you can pick them up.

  •   Use the MERLIN catalog to find a book & select the title:

1.    select Request

2.    log in with your username

3.    select MU, Health Sciences Library in the pull down menu

4.   Put “Distance Student, Class #, Please Mail” followed by your address in the “Special Instructions” box

5.   Delivery takes 2-3 weeks depending upon from where it ships.

o   Click the MOBIUS Request link

o   Log in with your campus email account (i.e., your username)

o   Click on “MOBIUS Libraries” in the upper right.  On the map find the college closest to you AND its cluster name (scroll down.)

o   Select that name from the Pickup cluster drop down box

o   Select the preferred campus library

o   Click Submit

o   Delivery takes 2-3 weeks depending upon from where it ships.