Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Set Google Scholar to Show Full-Text @ UNA

Users who chose to search Google Scholar can now link to full-text provided by Collier Library using the Full-Text @ UNA link.

When using computers on-campus, Google Scholar should automatically show the Full-Test @ UNA link. To add the link to other computers: 1) Click "Scholar Preferences" at the top-right of the search screen. 2) Type north alabama in the "Library Links" search box and click "Find Library". 3) Click in the "University of North Alabama Libraries - Full-Text @ UNA" check-box.

If you have any questions/problems feel free to contact the reference librarians at or 256-765-4469.

Full-Text @ UNA is here!

The library has recently implemented the LinkSource link resolver. This product allows users to link from a citation in one database to the full-text of a specific article in another database. This resource has been added to most of our online databases. Look for the Full-Text @ UNA link in your favorite database to try out this new product.

If you have any questions/problems feel free to contact the reference librarians at or 256-765-4469.

ILL Gets an "Easy" Button

Tired of trying to figure out what the volume and issue number are when you fill out an ILL form? There is an end in sight. Now you can use an "easy" button to supply this information.

How does this work? Simple: 1) Find the perfect citation in one of the library's database (or even Google Scholar). 2) Click the "Full-Text @ UNA" link to determine if the article is full-text in any of the library's databases. 3) If the article is full-text, follow the link to the full-text article. 4) If full-text is not available, click "ILL Article Request." 5) The ILL form will load and the citation information will populate the appropriate fields. 6) Enter your "requester" information. 7)Click "Submit" then sit back and wait for your article to arrive.

Over 1,000 New Full-Text Journals Added!

The library has recently upgraded two existing journal packages. The library's journal package through Wiley Online has been expanded from less than 400 titles to more than 1,400. In addition, the library upgraded our Sage access from Sage Criminology to Sage Premier. This database contains more than 500 journal titles that were not full-text in Sage Criminology.