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If you are trying to find an article and you have the title, author, or journal name and date, or the full citation that might look like this:

Rocha, J.P., Laster, J., Parag, B. et al. Multiple Health Benefits and Minimal Risks Associated with Vegetarian Diets. Curr Nutr Rep 8, 374–381 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13668-019-00298-w

There are several ways to determine whether UMD Libraries have the full-text of an article:

  1. From the homepage search box click on WorldCat
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  2. Enter the title of the article (ex. "Multiple Health Benefits and Minimal Risks Associated with Vegetarian Diets") 
  3. Available online? Click on the red access online button
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  4. Print only? Find it on the shelf or you can place a request through Interlibrary Loan to receive a scanned copy.
  5. Didn’t find it?
    1. Change the default sort from Library to Best Match.
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    2. Then request it through Interlibrary Loan
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Other Ways to Determine whether UMD Libraries have the full-text of an article.

  • Reload button
    Doing research off-campus? Try out the UMD Libraries reload button! Add the button to your browser's bookmark toolbar and whenever you come across a journal you think you should be able to access, click the button to reload the page and get access.
  • Google Scholar

Do you have a book citation that might look like this:

Wells, W., & Vermeer, K. (Eds.). (2020). Blueprint for greening affordable housing (Revised). Island Press.

Or do you have a book chapter citation that might look like this:

Converse, P. (1990). Popular representation and the distribution of information. In J. Ferejohn & J. Kuklinski (Eds.), Information and democratic processes (pp. 369–388). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

From the homepage search box click on WorldCat and enter the book or chapter title.
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Find it?

  1. Is it an eBook? Click on the red access online button
  2. Is it a print book?
    1. Is it available to check out? Note the call number and library location to find it on the shelf
    2. Is it already checked out? You can request the item through Interlibrary Loan or a University System of Maryland and Affiliated Insitutions (USMAI) library.
    3. Only need a chapter? You can request chapter scans through Interlibrary loan.

Didn't find it?

  1. Change the default sort from Library to Best Match.
    Arrow pointing to sort options highlighting best match sort
  2. Then request it through Interlibrary Loan
    Example of an Interlibrary loan request button

 

If you have the title (ex. Nature) or ISSN (ex. 0028-0836) of a journal you can use Journal Finder to find and access the journal.

You can also use WorldCat to find and access the journal.

From the homepage search box click on WorldCat and enter the title of the journal you're searching for
Arrow indicating the location of the WorldCat UMD radio button

Find it?

  1. Is it an e-journal? Click on the red access online button
  2. Is it a print journal?
    1. Is it available to check out? Note the call number and library location to find it on the shelf
    2. Is it already checked out? You can request the item through Interlibrary Loan or a University System of Maryland and Affiliated Insitutions (USMAI) library.
    3. Only need a chapter? You can request chapter scans through Interlibrary loan.

Didn't find it?

  1. Change the default sort from Library to Best Match.
    Arrow pointing to sort options highlighting best match sort
  2. Then request it through Interlibrary Loan
    Example of an Interlibrary loan request button
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