Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 71

Most BC journal databases have a  image of find-it button button. When you click on it, one of several things will happen:

  • the browser will go straight to the article record on the journal's website; you may have to look for a "download" or pdf link
  • the browser will go to a table of contents for the journal issue that contains your article. Scan article titles for the one you want, and look for a download or pdf button
  • the browser will go to a list of issues by year and volume; go to the article record and note down the year, volume, and issue of the journal with your article, and look for that year, volume, and issue in the list. Click it for a table of contents
  • the browser will go to a page that looks like this, in the BC Libraries catalog:
    screenshot of Holmes article record reached via Find-It button

Click on "Available Online." Then you'll see this screen:

screenshot of Holmes article record, online tab

Choose the online link based on the journal years available.

  • The browser goes to the first window above, but there is no "available online" link. Click "Check Print Holdings" to see if we have that journal in print. If it is neither in print nor available online, click "Interlibrary Loan" to get the article in your email inbox within a few days.