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  • 1. OLinks How to use OLinks, a.k.a. Find It! or Find a Copy to locate a print or electronic copy of a book or article through OhioLINK. Plus, other features including Interlibrary Loan and Citation formatting.
  • 2. OLinks: The Basics
    • OLinks is used to locate a copy of an item found in OhioLINK research databases in electronic format (if available) or at the University Toledo or other OhioLINK libraries.
    • Look for the words ‘OLinks’, Find a Copy, Find It!, or the graphic in a database to open an OLinks window.
    • OLinks will attempt to match the citation with a list of electronic subscriptions or try to find a printed copy in UTMOST or the OhioLINK catalog, depending on the item.
  • 3. OLinks: Finding a Copy
    • This is a basic OLinks screen when there are both electronic and print copies available.
    • Full Text (electronic) copy available, follow this link to another database.
    • Copies available at UT. Be sure to note the location where your Volume and Year are shelved.
    • This is the citation to the article. Note volume/year information.
  • 4. OLinks: Finding an Electronic Copy
    • Depending on the source of the full text, you will retrieve the full article differently…
    • If you click on… Look for…
  • 5. OLinks: Finding a Print Copy
    • When no electronic copies are available, only the ‘Copies in your Library:’ will show.
    When no print copies are available either, you can search by title (sometimes OLinks makes a mistake) or View holdings statewide to see what other OhioLINK libraries have a copy, or…
  • 6. OLinks: If no copies are available
    • … you can obtain the article from Interlibrary Loan or search for the article on the open Internet.
    • Use OLinks to place your ILL request and the form information will be filled in automatically! Just enter your Name/ID at the bottom.
    • Related web sites from Google searches for the title words from your article. To improve results, “enclose in quotes” or search Google Scholar.
  • 7. OLinks: Citation Formatting
    • One final trick that OLinks can help with is to format your bibliographic citation in different styles, such as APA or MLA.
    • Just choose a citation style, click ‘Go’ and copy/paste the formatted citation from the next screen.
    • Be sure to double check your citation for capitalization, missing information, etc. Remember—computers aren’t perfect!