Answered By: Brendan Higgins
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2020     Views: 6

Search results for articles in Augmented Search are typically known as "records" or "citations," which means that they provide a description of an article, but not the actual article. They often include a link to locate the article, which may be in the form of a direct link to PDFs or other full-text versions of the article. In other cases, the system does not have a direct link to the article, but will make an attempt to locate the article for you. Those are indicated with the red "Find at Berklee" icon and you may find that locating the article can be difficult. Here are some helpful tips for finding articles with those link:

  1. Explore the site that the link took you to. Sometimes, the link will not take you directly to the article, but to a listing of all of the articles from that journal. You may have to check back at the citations to figure out the year and issue of the journal where that article was published, then you might be able to locate the full text version of the article.
  2. If the link took you to a dead end, try searching for the title of the article in Augmented Search. Augmented Search works by searching many of the library's databases and sometimes more than one database will carry a citation for the article that you're looking for. You may find that a different citation will link to a full text version of the article.
  3. Try searching for the title of the article in Google. Occasionally, publishers or authors will make scholarly research open for everyone to access and you can find the article for free online. 
  4. Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If we do not have access to the article, we can request that another library loan us a digital copy temporarily. If the article is available, you will receive a link from our ILL librarian, where you can view and sometimes download the article.

If you need further assistance finding an article, ask us!