What is Find It @MU?
How do I use Find It @MU?
Why is there sometimes more than one link to full text?
Why don't I get a link to full text for some articles?
Why don't I always go directly to the article when I click on fulltext links?
I'm searching a database and the Find It @MU link appears on every item, even when there's already fulltext links for some of the items. Do I always need to use the Find It... link?
Why doesn't Find It @MU appear in all of the databases?
What do I do if a fulltext link isn't working?
Can I use Find It @MU if I am not on campus?
What can go wrong?
Where can I get more help?
Find It @MU provides an easy means of linking to fulltext articles and other resources held by the MU Libraries that are not directly available in the database being searched.
Find It @MU uses the OpenURL standard, a locally-maintained database of MU's digital
journal holdings, and a link resolver to present our digital holdings regardless of the publisher.
When a citation doesn't provide a direct link to full text, click on the icon to see if the article is available through another resource. The resulting screen may include one or more of the following options:
MU subscribes to some digital journals through more than one vendor. The sources will be listed in
alphabetical order. If one link isn't working, you can click on another. In addition, articles from some
database providers, such as ProQuest and EBSCO, cannot be consolidated into one link, so multiple listings
may appear. When that is the case, click on the first of the database links; when the article is available,
a link will appear below the phrase “Matches from [name of provider] databases.”
Publishers have different levels of support for the linking that Find It @MU requires.
Some databases and publisher's Web sites only allow linking to a journal's table of contents. When that is
the case, browse the issues list or archives to find the article you need.
No. Publishers support linking technology to different levels. Some databases, including the
ProQuest products, display the Find It @MU link for all items, even when there are
direct links to full text. Always use a fulltext link when it is available. Use Find It
@MU when no fulltext link appears.
If there is more than one link to full text, try another link. If not, search MARQCAT, link to the journal if it is available electronically, and search
for the needed volume, issue, and then article. Alternatively, click on AskUs! Contact a Librarian for help and to report the
MarquetteCard holders can use Find It @MU from off campus via the Libraries' login (proxy server) or the University's virtual private network (VPN).
More information is available here.
It is important to keep in mind that Find It @MU doesn't guarantee you will find the full
text of a given article; it merely provides a shortcut to other databases in the Libraries' holdings. The
standards for Find It @MU require a number of precise elements to be in place, from both MU
and a large number of publishers. In addition, the world of commercial publishing is constantly changing,
and the libraries are continually adjusting their digital holdings. There will be occasions where links may
be inconsistent, inaccurate, or misleading due to differences in how publishers implement the linking
technology and/or due to configuration changes. Users are encouraged to check MARQCAT if there are questions related to holdings of a specific title,
or AskUs! for assistance.
Please contact a librarian at Raynor's Information Desk. Through the AskUs! services, walk-up assistance is available, or by phone, by e-mail, or by virtual (chat) reference. We appreciate your questions, without which we cannot improve Find It @MU.