UC Article Linker is a service that seamlessly links library resources from the Library Catalog, online databases, and other sources, including Google Scholar. When you find a citation or reference to a specific article in an online database, UC Article Linker supplies the best available path to the content (in full text), from anywhere in the library's collection.
The UC Article Linker button or "Find Full Text at UC" link comes up on the results list or record screen in online article databases. In Google Scholar there is just the "Find Full Text at UC" link.
For off-campus access enter your UC username and password when asked -- just like you do when using library databases from off-campus.
To make it work with Google Scholar off-campus, you can do one of the following:
If the “HTML Full Text” or “PDF Full Text” link is available, click it to go directly to the text.
If the full text link is not available or if the text does not display properly or you cannot access it for any reason, click “UC Article Linker” or "Find Full Text at UC."
In some cases Article Linker will take you directly full text or a database that has has full text. It make take you several clicks to get to the actual text.
If full text is not available online at UC, you may explore options of getting it by Clicking the "Request" button:
You will see a variety of options for getting the item:
Please read suggestions in the box below before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request.
If you think that you are getting the response that the article is not available in error (this may happen due to incomplete or incorrect data), you can do one of the following:
Sometimes an article is not available online due to a publisher's embargo, but UC may have a subscription to a print version. This is why we ask you to check the catalog for the print version.
Please check the catalog BEFORE submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) request form!
Here are some possible reasons you are not accessing full text:
Please use the "Report an access problem" link or ask a librarian for help by clicking "Contacts and Feedback" at the bottom of Article Linker screen for items not available online. On the "Contacts and Feedback" select "Ask A Reference Question."
In some cases you may see more than one link. when information provided by the link matches information stored with multiple documents in a database. Explore the list for the best match or modify and re-run the search.
Articles not available online or part of the print collection of UC Libraries can be requested through the interlibrary loan service. Click on the appropriate interlibrary loan link and log in with your UC 6+2 and central ID password. The citation information for the article you need will automatically populate the interlibrary loam form. Just click “Submit” at the bottom of the screen and we’ll take it from there. Please check the catalog BEFORE submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) request form!
The link for reporting access problem appears in the right portion of the screen for requesting items not available online. Please provide as much detail as possible.
To ask a librarian for help, click on "Contacts and Feedback" at the bottom of the screen.
On the "Contacts and Feedback" screen click on "Ask A Reference Question."
On the citation information screen click the citation icon. Select the appropriate format and click "Email."
On the resulting screen type in your email address.
The email message you will receive will include the citation as well as a permanent link to the article.
PLEASE NOTE that you will need to be logged in for off-campus access in order to view the text.
To export the citation to citation management software, select "Export As" instead of "Email." The options are: RefWorks, EasyBib, EndNote, Zotero, BibTeX, and Citavi.