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How do I use 360 Link?

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2013  |  455 Views
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Clicking the 360 Link button 

Within an OpenURL-enabled database such as FindMore@NUSL (powered by Summon), Scopus, Pubmed, Google Scholar etc and it will try to link you directly to the full-text. However occasionally you will instead land on the 360 Link results page with links to one or more of the following:

  • Page with Full-text of the article - Read Article Link
  • The journal or issue page, needs further browsing or searching to find the full-text of the article - Browse Journal Link
  • Database home page, which must be searched to retrieve the full-text - Database/Provider Link
  • Library catalog (OPAC) result page for the Journal, which must be furthered checked - Check Library CatalogueBy ISSN or BY Title
  • Google Scholar search page of the article, which may give you free articles for download - Search Google Scholar Link

1. If possible click on the "Read Article" link. This should bring you to the article page. This should almost always get you the full text. If it does not, please report it to us.

2. Sometimes there will be no "Read Article" link or it doesn't work, but there may be a "Browse Journal" or "Browse Issue" link. If so click on that, it will bring you to the online journal page but not directly to the article , you will have to browse or search for the specific article to find it. This should almost eventually get you the full text. If it does not please report it to us.

3. Lastly click on the "By ISSN" , "By ISBN" or "By Title" (if it exists) . This may allow you to find print copies of the journal or book, or in rare cases online versions. This may not get you the full text.

4. Lastly Click on "Search Google Scholar", you may be able to find a free online version. This will may not get you the full  text.

If none of these options work, it means the library may not have a copy either online or in print. You can try to request for the article via document delivery service if it is available to you. 

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