Archival Content: Links not maintained SFX Links to Full Text Now Available
The Cornette Library is pleased to announce a new service that will save you time when you're looking for the full text of journal articles. This service, called SFX, links from a citation in one database to the full text of that article in another and is now available in our most used databases, including:
- Academic Search Premier
- America: History and Life
- Article First
- CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health)
- ERIC (from EBSCO or FirstSearch)
- Historical Abstracts
- MEDLINE (from EBSCO or FirstSearch)
- MLA International Bibliography
- PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
- Social Work Abstracts
What is SFX?
When you see the logo in the results of your search, simply click on the icon to see a menu with one or more of the following options for that specific citation:
- One or more links to the full text of the article
- A link to run a pre-set search of our online catalog to see if we have the article in the library
- A link to submit an interlibrary loan request for the article
- Various help options
SFX saves you time — you no longer need to write down a citation and then search the online catalog or browse our list of e-journals to see if the Library has a copy. SFX does the work for you!
What does SFX stand for anyway?
SFX is an abbreviation for "special effects" and the name of a software product, purchased by the Texas A&M University System, from Ex Libris, a library automation company. SFX uses the OpenURL protocol to gather information — such as the journal identifier, volume, issue and page — from a citation in one database and then link to the full text in another.
Who can use SFX?
Students, faculty, and staff of West Texas A&M University, whether from inside the Cornette Library, from your office or dorm, or even when you are away from campus.
Can I use SFX from home?
Yes! Because you will have already logged in to search the database, you will be able to use SFX. Just click on the logo from within any SFX-enabled database, and the SFX menu will pop-up.
Will you have any training available?
Yes! General training sessions are scheduled for:
|Friday, April 16th||10:00 - 11:00 am||Lecture Room|
|Tuesday, April 20th||2:00 - 3:00 pm||Lecture Room|
|Thursday, April 22nd||2:00 - 3:00 pm||Lecture Room|
|Tuesday, April 27th||2:00 - 3:00 pm||Lecture Room|
|Tuesday, May 11th||2:00 - 3:00 pm||Lecture Room|
|Friday, May 14th||9:00 - 10:00 am||Lecture Room|
To arrange subject specific sessions contact Mary Jarvis at 651-2215.
We also have an online tutorial demonstrating how SFX links work.
For more information, see our FAQ or call the Reference Desk at 806/651-2215.