Leatherby Libraries is switching to a new link resolver and Journal A-Z List in a move that will make it easier for students, faculty, and staff to find and access electronic journals and other resources.
What is a link resolver?
Have you ever been looking for articles within our Start Your Search bar or another database and come across a link or button that says something like “Check for full text” ? The system underlying those links is the link resolver. If the full text of an article isn’t in the particular database you are searching, the link resolver will check all of our other databases to see if a copy is available in one of them and direct you to submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if it is not.
What is the Journal A-Z List?
The Journal A-Z List is a searchable listing of the electronic journals and newspapers to which the library provides access. Type in the title of a journal or newspaper, and you will be able to see which databases have it and the years of access they provide.
Our new system, the Publication Finder, has an improved interface that will make it easier to browse journals and newspapers by discipline or limit just to peer-reviewed titles.
When will these changes occur?
The new Journal A-Z List is up and running on the Leatherby Libraries website. We will be working to add a full search box in the coming days.
What if I run into any issues while you’re moving to the new systems?
Please contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any issues during this time of transition. Thank you for your patience as we endeavor to improve the library resource discovery process.