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DX Sciences: Finding Full Text

tips and links for finding answers and materials for your papers and research

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 online access to an article or if we have it in print only, you can request it for free.  Also 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

  •   You can request books through interlibrary loan for free. Chapters are treated like articles.
  •   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 button or “Request This Item” link

o   Select MERLIN as your affiliated cluster

o   Log in with your name and student number (NOT your username)

o   Click on “What’s my cluster” at the top.  Note the college closest to you AND its cluster name

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.