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What does it mean when I click on a library full text link and get an error message?

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Possible reasons:

  • If the article is brand new, it may not have been added to the database. Tables of contents are sometimes added before the articles are available online. Check back later to see if the article is available.
  • If the article is not new, the author or publisher may have withheld the article or the citation may be insufficient for SFX to locate the article.
  • Some open access journals websites from DOAJ (directory of open access journals) require you to login. You may have to register a with a personal account for the site.

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