Get-Article FAQ

Training Type: Self-Directed
Training Format: How-to

  1. What is Get Article? Is it a Search Engine?
  2. How do I use Get Article?
  3. Where do all the links to content go?
  4. Why is the "article" link not always available?
  5. Sometimes there are many options for full text and journal links. Why?
  6. How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?
  7. Get Article provides an article-level link even though the full text of the article is not available. Why?
  8. Additonal Questions?

  1. What is Get Article?

    Get Article is a full-featured OpenURL link resolver that seamlessly links all of the Library resources. It is not a search engine. Here's how it works: when you find a citation or reference to a specific article in an online database, Get Article supplies the best available path to the content, anywhere in the Library's collection.

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  2. How do I use Get Article?

    Clicking the Get Article button (or clicking on a link) within an OpenURL-enabled database produces the Get Article results page with direct links to one or more of the following:

     

    • Full text of the article
    • Table of contents of the journal, which links to the full text of the article
    • Database home page, which must be searched to retrieve the full text
    • Library catalog (OPAC)
    • Various Custom links (determined by librarians such as ILL forms)

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  3. Where do all the links to content go?

    Depending on the content provider, links to the content may be available at the article, journal, or database levels.

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  4. Why is the "article" link not always available?

    If the article link is absent from the Get Article results page it could be due to one of the following reasons:

     

    • The Library does not subscribe to the full text for that particular title
    • The publisher of the title may not provide full text online
    • There is not enough data in the search criteria to trigger an article-level link
    • The provider of the journal does not support OpenURL

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  5. Sometimes there are many options for full text and journal links. Why?

    The same journal is often times available in more than one database.  Get Article will display the links to all content accessible to the Library.

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  6. How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?

    In cases where Get Article can only take you to the journal's table of contents or a database home page, you will have to browse the table of contents to locate the issue and article you need, or search the database the retrieve the full text article.

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  7. Get Article provides an article-level link even though the full text of the article is not available. Why?

    This can occur for several reasons:

    • Full text articles are withheld from the online versions of the database by the publisher or author.
    • Metadata appears in a database before the publisher has made the full text available.
    • Sometimes the coverage dates are not supplied in the Library's data, and Get Article will provide an article link with the hope that the Library has access to that date range.

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  8. Additonal Questions

    If you have additional questions about Get Article, please contact the Library at library@fredhutch.org.

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