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E-Resources Help

Having trouble accessing an e-journal or database?

What is HSCLink?

You have identified an article you want through one of our library databases, but full text is not included. How do you access full text?

HSCLink is the easiest way to obtain full ext of an article from within any of our library databases. You can even use it in Google Scholar! Clicking HSCLink opens a new window, which will either connect you to the full text within the library databases or give you the option to request through Interlibrary Loan. 


HSCLink is based on a service called Full Text Finder. It uses a technology called OpenURL to link from a citation in one database to the full text of the desired article in a different database or journal homepage. Without HSCLink, you would have to search several databases separately to find the full text. Users can also use HSCLink for other services, such as Interlibrary Loan.

Yes - faculty, staff, and students with a UT Health San Antonio account may login in from off campus. Click the Off Campus Login button on the library homepage before beginning your search. If you forget this step, don't worry. You will be prompted to login after clicking on the HSCLink button within a database.

We are not able to link directly to articles in every e-journal. HSCLink will take users as close to the article as possible, usually to the journal homepage or table of contents. From there, you will need to navigate to the article you want.

Because of consortia agreements, UT Health San Antonio libraries do have overlapping subscriptions to electronic journals. Some access comes directly from the publisher's site, others are from aggregators like EBSCO or ScienceDirect. While there may be an overlap in journal titles, coverage dates for these may differ. We make multiple options available for users in case of service outages or coverage date differences.

If you find have a question or come across a broken link, notify staff by filling out the Report a problem form.