How often have you found the perfect research article, only to realise its hidden behind a paywall? Or perhaps you've come across a preview of an expensive text on Google Books, only to realize it excludes the crucial chapter you need for your assignment.
In such circumstances, it may be tempting to resort to incomplete, outdated, or unsuitable information – how else are you going to finish your assignment, right?
Did you know that Google and Google Scholar are more like windows than doors? What we mean by this is that you can often see all the great resources you want to access but have no clear way of getting to them.
So, where’s the door? The library, of course! The library purchases and subscribes to a wide range of academic content – just because you can’t access a source found on Google from home, it doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to access the same source via Discovery.
Here are our top tips for accessing the full text:
If you're unable to find the resource you're looking for in Discovery, it's likely that the library doesn't have access to it. Not to worry! We can attempt to source it for you via our resource request service!
We will either: