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Article linker is not working

If you need to find the full text of an article and you don't see the links, click on the  button and it will help you find the article in our online or print collections. However, the system does not always work perfectly.

Here are some troubleshooting suggestions:

  • Check if the article has been posted online via Google Scholar. If not, go to the next step.
  • Search for the journal title in the Journals By Title list . (Do not search for the article title.)  
    • There may be multiple versions of the journal - some may be available electronically, and others may be available in print only. The record will indicate where the journal is located (e.g. through an online resource or in a library collection).
    • When you locate the journal title, look in the record for the publication dates for which the journal is available. Be sure the publication date of your article matches with the publication years listed.
    • Access the relevant journal issue and navigate to the article you need. If you're accessing the article electronically and don't see the full text immediately, enter the article title in a search box.
  • If we do not have the article in our online or print collections, we can usually get it for you via Inter-library loan. Do not pay for individual articles - you are already paying for access with your DU tuition. 
  • If you need help, Ask a Librarian!