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Animal Science Research

Sources, tips, and methods for doing research in Animal Science.

Finding Full Text

Many library databases offer links to help you locate the full text of something.  The steps you follow depend on which library search engine you are using.

From ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect gives convenient links to references.  Download directly or use Google Scholar to locate the full-text. 

Be sure to set Google Scholar to show ACU Library holdings so you get free access to what the Library has paid for for you.

image of references from Science Direct article in html

No download or Google Scholar link?

Copy and Paste the article title in OneSearch (shown below).

From PDFs

From OneSearch

Once you have found an article in OneSearch, click the article title to display the full description.  Use the links in the left column to locate any full-text.

Step 1:  Electronic Access (Fastest)

  picture of PDF Full Text link or picture of View This Record From link to open the full article.


 picture of Check Journal Finder linkto see if we have it electronically anywhere else.  Journal Finder will show you options for electronic access. 

Sometimes the Journal Finder link will take you to the journal, not the individual article. Use the citation information for the article to get to the right year, volume, and issue of the journal.

Step 2:  On the Shelf

ACU Owns link exampleSearches the journal in the library catalog.  If we don't have it electronically, we might have it in paper on the shelves.  Make sure the volume with your article is listed.

Step 3:  Get it From Another Library

If the article is not available electronically or in print from a journal we already have, you can get it for free using Interlibrary Loan.  picture of ILL linkRequest for free from another library (interlibrary loan).  See also How to Use ILL.