Google Scholar is a simple place to search for full text because it allows you to search open access resources and the Brandeis library's subscriptions at the same time.
You can adjust your settings to connect Google Scholar to the Brandeis library, which will ensure that you'll get full access to Brandeis' subscriptions. Follow these steps to change your settings.
Alternatively, you can use the link above or the link on the library's Databases A-Z page. These links will automatically add Get It @ Brandeis links to Google Scholar.
1. Go to Google Scholar and click on "Settings" in the menu bar.
2. Click on "Library Links."
3. Type "Brandeis" into the search bar.
4. Select "Brandeis University - GetIt @ Brandeis!"
5. Click "Save."
You can use Brandeis Library OneSearch to see if we have full-text access to an article or book.
1. Use the link above or go to the library website and enter the title of the article into the Brandeis Library OneSearch box.
2. The article you're looking for will usually show up in the top few search results. It will either say full text access or no full text. Click on the title to see your options.
a. If it says full text, you will sometimes see multiple publishers/database packages that provide full text, along with the dates of coverage. Choose any of the links that cover the year of the article you're looking for.
b. If it says no full text, click on the Request via Interlibrary Loan link. This will allow you to request the article from another library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers free access to materials needed for coursework and scholarly research that are not currently available through the Brandeis Library.
You can request journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and more through ILL.
At this time, Brandeis Library is not able to mail physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) to students in online programs. However, you can search the WorldCat online catalog to see whether a library near you owns the item you're looking for (search for the title and enter your address or zip code in the Search Location to see the libraries closest to you that own the item).
Search OneSearch, WorldCat, or a library database for the material you want to find. Click on the Request via ILL link (you may have to click the Get It button to see this option). This will bring you to filled out request form*. Double check the information is correct and add any notes if needed. When complete, click Submit.
*The first time you use ILL, you'll be prompted to register for an account before you get to the request form. When this happens, complete the registration and close the page. Click on the Request via ILL link again to pull the information from the database into the form.
It typically takes between 1-5 days for articles and books chapters. Rare and old materials be more difficult to get and can take longer. Incomplete request forms can also delay requests.
The ILL self-help guide has more FAQs and explains how to log into your ILL account.