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Visit us online at library.drexel.edu to find the books, journal articles and videos, and to contact us for help.
Whether you find citations to journal articles using the databases listed to the right, or have a list of citations from another source, how do you get to the actual TEXT of the article?
From a citation in a database:
Look for the button, or a DREXEL FULL TEXT link. This is our linking system that connects you from a citation in one database to the text of that article that might be in a different journal collection.
A new tab or new browser window will open (you may need to turn-off your pop-up blocker!). The article citation and some additional information will be on the right; the article will open in the left side of the page.
When you just have a citation:
Starting at the SUMMON search box on the home page:
When you see "Citation Online" or "You do not have access to this article online"
Don't panic -- we may not have direct access to everything, but we can get most articles for you through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
When we don't have online access to a journal, you'll be directed to an ALMA Services page (From Summon click on the title of the article to find this).
You'll receive an email message -- usually in 3-4 business days -- with a link to the article.
To check the status of your request: Log in to ILLIAD
*If this is the first time you've used the ILLiad system, you'll need to fill in the registration form. After you do this, go back to the tab that shows the ALMA Services page (the tab will show the article title), and click on the Interlibrary Loan link again; that will fill in the Article Request for for you.