|1.||Firstly, check online (eg Google or Google Scholar) to see whether the article you are searching for is freely available.|
|2.||If you do not find it then use the Library Search page to find the reference and check whether the article is available.|
You can conduct a simple search using the search box and drop-down options, or you can use the Advanced Search option.
If these options do not bring up the reference then try selecting the 'Expand My Results’ option (in the left side pane).
|This will expand the results to include those that may not be covered by the Knowledge Network subscription.|
|4.||If the reference still does not appear then you can use the Fetch Item/Citation Linker option to make a request. See the guide, ‘Requesting an item using the Citation Linker'.|
|5.||If the reference appears but with a link saying “No Full Text, Get It For Me”, select that link for further options.|
|6.||There may then be a link to an Open Access version which will enable you to access the article free of charge. If not then use the Citation Linker.|
|7.||You may also see details from the NHS Scotland print archive collection, which shows that the article you are searching for is available in a print journal. These journals are not available for loan, but please contact us if you wish to access a photocopy from the print journal archive.|
|If you need help, please email Library.firstname.lastname@example.org|