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HPM 52016: Public Health Administration: Obtaining Articles

How do I actually get the articles I need?

When you identify an article in a KSU research database such as CINAHL:

Click on this icon in the article display:  

  • "Find It!" will check the Journal Finder to see if the article is available to you at Kent State University.
  • This will take you to a page where the electronic copy of the article will be linked if available. You will see a display similar to this
  • If you do not see "Go to article" link, then click on this link to request a free copy of the article:

When you are not in a research database, but need a specific article:

Use the Journal Finder. The link to this tool is also on the University Libraries' homepage in the blue box.

  • Search by the journal title. Article level information is not searchable.
  • For journals available online: click on the title link for the journal Determine if your volume and issue are available. For many titles, the recent years afe available online and the earlier years are print only.
  • For print journals: the Journal Finder will take you to the KentLINK record showing the volumes and years available. The print journals are shelved in alphabetical order by journal title on the 5th and 6th floor of the University Library. Current year issues are shelved with the bound journals for each title.

Saving and using articles

Most interfaces allow you to create a new username and password so that you may store your records and searches.  You are encouraged to learn a reference manager that will allow you to store bibliographic information across platforms.  University Librarians currently support three free software options: