If I search for an article in OneSearch but the full text of the article I want isn't available through CSUSM Library, can I get it through Google Scholar or Interlibrary Loan?

You can get try to get it through Google Scholar or Interlibrary Loan.  Follow the steps below:

1. When you're searching in the catalog and think the full text of an article isn't available, first make sure that you're logged in with your CSUSM ID and Password. 


image showing how to view an item's availability by signing-in.  There is a callout box pointing to Sign in for more options that reads, "Make sure to sign in with your CSUSM ID/Password to view an item's availability."


2. Once you're signed in, if there is still no full text available "Get It" will be displayed under the article.  Click on "Get it."

Image highlighting the location of the Get It link


3. You will be taken to a results page with different options, such as:

  • Search for the article in Google Scholar.
  • Request the article through Interlibrary Loan.
Image highlighting the location of the Get It through ILL and other options, such as Open Access and Google Scholar, for obtaining full-text


4. Searching for the article in Google:

  • Clicking on the link for "Try Google Scholar" will open a new tab in Google Scholar that displays results related to the article you're interested in. The article might be available through Google -- look to see if there is a [PDF] icon next to the individual results.


5. However, chances are that the full text of the article isn't available in Google. In this case, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan:

  • Click on the link for "Get it through Interlibrary Loan."
  • Sign in to the Interlibrary Loan system (you may have to register if you've never requested anything before).
  • The item information will be filled out for you in the Interlibrary loan screen.
  • Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button for "Submit Request."


6. Then you're done! You will receive the PDF of the article in a couple of days through your CSUSM email address.

Answered by: Amanda Kalish | Last updated on: Jul 10, 2020 | Views: Views: 4

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