Answered By: Dan Gall
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019     Views: 688

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 Article 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 Article Delivery


If we have the article you want in our print collection, we’ll scan it for you and deliver it electronically through the Article 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. You can always Ask a Librarian!


Distance Education students can contact Dan the Librarian through the Get Help page and any University of Iowa student can use our Ask a Librarian pages.