On May 26, 2015, we changed what happens when you click on the Find it button or Find it link.

The University Libraries transitioned to a new full text linking tool. The page with full text options looks different, but the functionality of the tool remains largely the same.

Here’s a quick overview of how to locate popular functionality in the new interface.

If you run into problems or have questions, contact us for help!

Before and After


Accessing Full Text

Access full text in the View Online tab.

Accessing Recommendations

Related articles can be found in the Recommendations tab.

Linking and Citing

Options to create links and/or citations, as well as send a citation to a citation manager/reference manager can now be found in the Actions drop-down menu.

Requesting Titles Through InterLibrary Loan

If the Libraries do not have full text access to an article you can still place a request. Click “Sign in to Request” to log in and then choose the Interlibrary Loan option to make a request.

New Citation Linker

Along with a new look , we changed the look of the Citation Linker.

Retiring E-Journals by Subject

The Find E-Journals by Category tool is not part of the new system. However, you can do a similar search in the MNCAT Libraries Catalog. Search for a specific subject (e.g. astronomy) and then use the left hand facets to filter the material type to journal.

What will happen in the long term?

On May 26, a redirect server seamlessly connected existing links to the new system and Libraries databases will be updated over the coming months to go directly to the new system without needing to go through the redirect server.

This redirect server will remain in place for the foreseeable future. However, existing links (in course pages, Moodle sites, etc.) that are going through the redirect server should eventually be updated to the current linking system so that they are not reliant on the redirect. This can be done using the permalink option described above. Further support for alternative methods will be developed in the future.

Have questions? Contact the Libraries for help.