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Find It! UTSW Library - UT Southwestern FAQ

What is the "Find It! UTSW Library" icon or link?

When you search selected Library resources for journal articles, you will see one of the "Find It! UTSW Library" icons or link on every citation. Whenever possible, the system will link you directly to the full-text article.

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If the system is unable to link to the full-text (because of a problem somewhere in the linking chain), the "Find It! Options" page will appear, providing multiple options:

  • Search Electronic Journals A to Z List
  • Search Library Catalog
  • Request through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). Users will have to register for ILLiad - if they have not already done so. The ILL request form will be auto-populated if a user has already registered in the ILLiad system.
  • Report problem

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What is the "Get Full Text - UTSW Library" icon?

The "Get Full Text - UTSW Library" icon will appear on your PubMed search results page when full-text is available.

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What are the publisher icons for in PubMed and when do they appear in a citation?

Some journals have an agreement with PubMed to display icons that link to the article on the journal website. Clicking on these icons can have unpredictable results depending on where you are located and if the article is open access. Because of the unpredictable results, we suggest using the "Get Full Text - UTSW Library" or "Find It! UTSW Library" icons when available.

Why is electronic full text not always available?

If Find It! UTSW Library does not provide a direct link to the full-text, it may be because:

  • The Library does not subscribe to that journal
  • The article is relatively old and the publisher does not have it online
  • The journal has not been activated in the service
  • The citation contains incorrect or incomplete information

Take advantage of the other links provided on the "Find It! Options" page, including:

  • Search Electronic Journals A to Z List, especially for newer articles
  • Search Library Catalog for print journal, especially for older articles
  • Request through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) if the Library does not own the item
  • Report Problem

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Which databases will have the "Find It! UTSW Library" icon or link?

The Find It! UTSW Library icon or link is available from within our major journal article databases, including:

  • EBSCOHost (i.e., Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete with full-text)
  • Health Reference Center
  • Ovid (i.e. MEDLINE and PsycINFO)
  • PubMed and other NCBI databases
  • SciFinder Scholar
  • Google Scholar

I'm using Ovid or PubMed from off-campus. I cannot access the full text, even when a link appears on the "Find It! Options" Page. Why?

Most of our ejournals are only available from computers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, University Hospital - Zale Lipshy, and University Hospital - St. Paul. UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students are authorized to use Library resources from remote, off-campus locations such as homes or offices. It is recommended that you use Virtual Private Network Software (VPN) or EZProxy so that you can gain access to full-text articles.