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Troubleshooting Broken Article Links

What to do when you cannot link to an article from WorldCat

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Finding Journals

The AUS Library provides access to over 300 print journals and more than 95,000 electronic journals.

Current print journals are located next to the Periodicals section in the No Talking Zone on the second floor.

Try searching the Journal Finder with "match any words" for title keywords.

Option 2: Search the Journal

Sometimes your best option is get to the journal and then search for the article.

Look at the citation. This tells you the name of the journal, the volume and issue number, the date, and the page numbers.

Journal: International review of psychiatry. Volume 17, number 2, date July 2009, pages 109-114

Then open a new tab or window in your browser. You want to keep the citation information available.

Go to Journal Finder.

Journal Finder can be found on the library homepage or on WorldCat Discovery

Search the title of the journal. If you linked to Journal Finder from WorldCat Discovery, first you'll need to go to the Search tab, then select Journals.

Click "Journals" within the Search tab

You will arrive at the following screen, which shows which providers/databases have this journal, and which dates are covered. Check the date of your article before choosing a link.

I'm going to pick this one because it covers 1994-18 months ago, and my article is from 2009

Once you link to the journal, you will want to navigate to the volume/issue you need.

For example, my article is from 2009 vol.17 no.2. As I browsed the issues, I noticed something was wrong: the 2009 issues are vol. 21, not vol. 17. My issue is actually from 2005! This is why the WorldCat link failed.

International Review of Psychiatry 2005 volume 17 issue 2

Once you are in the correct issue, look for your page number. For example, my article starts on page 109.

Suicide and mental disorders in Asia page 109. Found my page