Our patrons can now check for full text through the UA Health Sciences Library from two popular, freely-available resources: Google Scholar and Trip Database. Read on for details and instructions for each below!
Google Scholar offers an easy way to quickly search scholarly publications from across the web, but previously it could be challenging to get access to the full-text of articles not freely-available online, especially when off-campus. Now, if you access Google Scholar through the link on the HSL website, use it while on-campus at CCHS, or add "University of Alabama Health Sciences Library" to your "Library Links" under settings, links to check for full-text will appear to the right or underneath each result (see image below). Following the links will search the UA HSL collection for full-text or provide a form to order the article through Interlibrary Loan. (Learn more about navigating to full-text from the Article Linker Guide.)
Trip is a freely-available clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice. Now when you access Trip from the UA campus, use the link from the library website, or associate University of Alabama Health Sciences Library as an institution on your account, full-text links will appear beneath research articles in your Trip results.
Please contact Andrea Wright at 205-348-1335 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or issues.