Article Linker is a feature that helps you locate the full text of articles. This page provides examples of what you may see when searching for articles in a database. If you have questions, contact a librarian as indicated in the box below.
When you search a database and get a list of articles on your topic, some will have links to the full text. Others will have the Article Linker message as circled below. Click the link to see how to obtain the full text.
You will sometimes find examples like this one when you click on "Article Linker". While the Webster University Library cannot afford to subscribe to many journals, we can usually obtain a copy for you at another library, and at no cost to you. Click the blue "Request It Here" button to order the article.
Using the "Request It Here" feature is easy and there's no charge to Webster students, faculty and staff. The first time you do so you will be asked to register. After that, pressing the Request button will transfer the information about the article you want to a request form. Then press the "Submit Request" button at the bottom of the screen.
When you click on "Article Linker" and the page that appears gives the location as "Webster Periodicals", the journal you need is available on the shelf at the university's main library in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis area students and faculty may visit the campus to obtain a copy of the article. If you are at an extended or international campus or in an online program, click the blue "Request It Here" to order a copy of the article.
You will receive an email message when your article has arrived (usually within a few days). The message will contain a link that will allow you to log in to the request website. Then click the "Electronically Received Articles" link to the left to view your article.