Q. What is the best way to gather research articles as a student off campus?
When you're in a database, some full articles will be available in the database you're in. They will say "PDF" or "Linked HTML" below the brief citation. If it doesn't give you a PDF, then you can click on the yellow "GetIt@MSU" button below the citation. This will open up another window and give you a link to the full article in another database if it's available. It will give you a link to GoogleScholar, so you can check there to see if the full text is available through Google Scholar. If neither of options are there, it will still give you a link to interlibrary loan or ILLiad. You may order articles from other libraries through ILLiad. If you haven't used it before, click on First Time Users and register. At the bottom of the registration page, you will choose a username and password. Once you've registered you can order articles through ILLiad. We can usually get articles for free. If not, we'll let you know. The time it takes to get an article varies, but it's usually a few days to a week. If you have any questions you can call us at 270-809-2053.
More ILLiad instruction can be found here: https://support.murraystate.edu/default.asp?id=1947