Answered By: Mary Francis
Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014     Views: 44

A. Set Google Scholar preferences

1.On the results screen of your Google Scholar search, look for links labeled "Get It@ DSU."  To see these links you MUST set your Scholar Preferences to show DSU links. To set Scholar preferences:

  • Use the cogged wheel icon on the upper right side of the Google Scholar screen to select "Scholar Preferences.".
  • In the "Library Links" area of the preferences, search for and then select "Dakota State University."
  • If you are signed into your google account when selecting these preferences, they'll be preserved for future use in Google Scholar.

B. Get It@ DSU

1.On the results screen of your Google Scholar search, look for links labeled "Get It@ DSU."  Use the Get It@DSU link to right of the item. If no link is there, look for the Get It@ DSU link in the last line of the item.

  • If no Get It@ DSU link is found, then you'll need to take a different path to the full article or item. See "Journal Finder and Library Catalog" and "Interlibrary Loan" sections below.

2. An ExLibris SFX window will open when you click on GetIt@DSU.    

  • If it says "Full text available," click on one of the database links provided to go to the full article. [Note: If off-campus, you may be required to login with your library ID and password at this point. To learn more about library IDs/passwords, see off-campus login instructions].   
  • In most cases, the window that opens will show a summary of the article rather than the full article. If that happens, look for a link on that window to take you to "PDF fulltext" or "fulltext" or some other link for the full article/item.
  • If the ExLibris SFX window says "no services", then another path to the full article or item will need to be taken. See "Journal Finder and Library Catalog" and "Interlibrary Loan" sections below.

C. Journal Finder and Library Catalog

1. Any time you want to find the full text of an article in a journal, you can find out whether the Mundt Library has the journal by searching Journal Finder. Journal Finder is a database of all the journals that the Mundt Library subscribes to in print or online. 

  • You can find a link to Journal Finder in the middle of the library home page or go direct to Journal Finder
  • Search for the title of the journal in which the article appears.
  • If the journal is found in the search, Journal Finder indicates the dates available and provides a link to the database where the journal can be found.
  • If you don't find the journal you need, then you'll need to take a different path to the full article or item. See the "Interlibrary Loan" section below.

2. To find out whether the Mundt Library owns or subscribes to a specific book, ebook, audiobook, or video (DVD, etc.), search the Library Catalog.

  • If you don't find the book or other item you need, then you'll need to take a different path to the full article or item. See  the "Interlibrary Loan" section below.

D. Interlibrary Loan

1. If you cannot get to the full article, book, etc. that you need because the Mundt Library does not own or does not have a subscription to it, then you can request that we get it for you from another library by requesting an "interlibrary loan". This is a free service.

2. You can find the link to Interlibrary Loan in the "Get Services" area on the left side of the library's home page.  Or go direct to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan request formNOTE: The first time you go to the "ILLiad Interlibrary Loan" web page, you must create an account by going to the "First Time Users" link at the bottom of the login window. In addition to making your request, you can login to ILLiad to check the status of your request and to see a list of items you've previously received through interlibrary loan.