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Library Information for Graduate Students

An orientation to library resources, services, and spaces.

Accessing Articles

  • Most databases will use the phrase Full TextAvailable Online or some variation on that to indicate that you can access the article by clicking on the link.

  • You may see the phrase Full Text Finder; that means we likely have the article in another database. Clicking on the link should take you directly to the other database.

  • If you see the phrase Request via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), it means we don't have the article, but we can get it for you! Click on that link to complete the ILL request. All the information about the article will be filled in for you automatically.

If you've requested an article through interlibrary loan, we will send you a digital version of the article. It usually takes no more than a few days to fill these requests - we'll email you as soon as the article is available!

More details about how to access articles are available on our Find articles How-To Guide.

Accessing Books

Oswego campus students can visit the library to find a book on the shelf or request that the book be held for pick up at the Penfield Library Check-Out & Reserves Desk. Visit our Find books How-To Guide for more information about how to find books on the shelf or request that books be held for pick up.

We also have ebooks that you can access online. Visit the Find ebooks section of our Find books How-To Guide for more information.

For Distance Learners & Online Students

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