Answered By: Kelsey Corlett-Rivera
Last Updated: May 17, 2017     Views: 69


Unfortunately, access to online resources such as databases and e-journal articles does not work the same as access to paper resources due to publisher and copyright restrictions, even for students at other Maryland Universities. You have a few options here:

First, double-check that you cannot access the article through UMBC's Citation Linker.  If that says not available online, try Googling the title of the article, as occasionally the full-text will have already been uploaded to the web and may be available for free.

If neither of those options works, you can request the article through your Interlibrary Loan service, or, if you need it immediately, you can come to College Park and print a copy of the article.

Access is based on your university affiliation, and ILL requests also start with your library. So, in the future, please remember that staff at UMBC's library can often help you better than those of us here at College Park (even though we have the article in question).


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