Answered By: Dan the Librarian
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024     Views: 928

Not every article is available online, but you can still have convenient access to articles whether they are online or not. Here are some options for you.

  1. Use the UI Link button integrated into every UI database.
    UILink checks all our sources of online articles. If your article is not available online anywhere, it links directly to the Document Delivery Service.
  2. Try the Citation Linker in the e-journals part of our webpage.
    The Citation Linker, sometimes called an article locator, will only look for articles in online journals, so it won’t tell you if we have your article in print.
  3. Request the article using Document Delivery
    If we have the article you want in our print collection, we’ll scan it for you and deliver it electronically through the Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan system. If the article you want is not in our collection, we will automatically try to get it for you from another library and deliver it through the system. 
  4. Set up Google Scholar to connect to the Libraries' subscriptions.
    Once you've set that up, you will see a ViewIt link (which works the same way as the UILink) in the results list if we have an electronic version of that article.
  5. You can always just ask a librarian!
    Distance Education students can contact Dan the Librarian through the Distance Education Library Services page and any University of Iowa student can use our Contact a Librarian pages.