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NURS 6320 - Theoretical Foundations: Get Articles

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This page will walk you through how to get full text of articles you find. Sometimes the library doesn't have access to an article. In that case use Interlibrary Loan and we'll order a copy for you.

4 Ways to Read Full Text Articles

Once you have completed your search and want to read the article, there are 4 ways to get access:

Type Description Image
Use the HSCLink Every citation has the HSCLink embedded in it. This is your first option. Always check the HSCLink first. An image showing the HSCLink button
Use the eJournal Locator If the HSCLink doesn't work, navigate to the library's homepage and check for the journal by title. An image showing the ejournal locator
Find a free copy Use Google Scholar to look for a freely available copy. Be sure to check the version. An image showing search results in Google Scholar with links to freely available pdf versions of the full text
Use ILL If the full text article is not available by any of the methods above, you can ask the library to get a copy for you using the interlibrary loan (ILL) service. This is free for students! An image showing the interlibrary loan button for requesting articles not in the library's collection


Use the links to find full text

PubMed does not attach full text to its citations. You will need to use the publisher's link or the HSCLink.

  • Publisher's link - use when you are on campus and connected to HSCWave
  • HSCLink - Use when you are off campus so you can access ILL if necessary

Use the "open" or "free" links any time.

Full text links: BMJ Free Full Text, and PMC Free Full Text

HSCLink doesn't bring up the article

If HSCLink doesn't bring up the full text you have a few other options.

options if hsc link doesn't return the article

Interlibrary Loan

If the library doesn't have access to the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and we will order it for you and send you a digital copy.

In most instances there is no fee for this service.