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These resources give you the View Now UK service: America: History and Life, Anthropology Plus, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Book Review Index Plus, all EBSCOhost databases, Google ScholarInternational Medieval Bibliography (IMB), Literature Online, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, all OvidSP Databases, all ProQuest databases, Periodicals Index Online, PubMed, Reaxys, and Web of Science.

UK View Now logo In many of our databases your search results will display the "View Now" button or link. From that button you will get a menu of View Now UK services. In the View Now UK window you will have choices to get the full-text of your article. If no full-text is available, the View Now UK window will indicate this and give you Interlibrary Loan options.

About the View Now UK service

Full-text problems

Interlibrary Loans / ILLiad accounts

InfoKat Discovery / Journals shelved in campus libraries

Databases working with the View Now UK link

Technical problems

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What is the View Now UK service, and how can it help me?
View Now UK provides shortcut links from library databases to full-text articles in electronic journals. Other access options include a check of InfoKat Discovery and document delivery links for items not owned by our library system. View Now UK utilizes OpenURL standards with software from Ex Libris, a library automation company. To view and access directly the journals available through View Now, see E-Journals A-Z.

 

Who can use View Now UK? And from what locations can it be used?
View Now UK is available from campus computers for UK faculty, students, staff and guests. Current UK students, faculty and staff can also access this service from off-campus locations via the UK Libraries proxy server. Some resources are not available from off-campus due to license restrictions. For more information about access see the proxy help page.

 

What do the View Now UK menu items mean?
Clicking on the UK View Now logobutton opens a menu of options that typically include the following choices:
  • Electronic full-text--links to immediately obtain the article.
  • Access to order a copy from ILL.

What do I do if no electronic full-text is available?
Search InfoKat Discovery to check for holdings in a campus library. If there are no holdings on campus, then apply for a copy via ILL. On the View Now UK menu this application is ready-to-go; just click the link. Then log-on to your ILLiad account; the article details are already filled in. In ILLiad click to Submit Request.

 

What if the full-text requires a log-on with an ID and password?
Some of our e-journals require a password. Ask for help from the Young Reference Desk or the Ask Us service.

 

Why are there sometimes several full-text choices?
If the same article is available from different databases we give you all of the choices. If, for some reason, one choice doesn't satisfy, then simply go back to your View Now UK menu window and make a different choice.

 

Why didn't I land directly at the article level?
Sometimes the closest landing that View Now UK can make for you is at the level of the particular issue's table of contents or at a list of all available issues for that journal. Sometimes, once you land in the particular database, you'll also have to input search terms (e.g., keywords from the article title). If necessary, be sure to change your date range (for example in LexisNexis the default is "Previous six months").

 

I clicked the link for full-text, but the database didn't have the issue I needed.
In some databases a journal's newest issue may not yet be available, even if you get a link for the full-text. In some cases, specific articles within available issues are not available (e.g., due to author restrictions or partial coverage on the part of the provider). If that is the case, and no other electronic full-text is available, check InfoKat Discovery for paper copies, and if they are unavailable, consider Interlibrary Loan via the ILLiad link.

 

Who qualifies for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service?
All people currently enrolled or employed at UK, including Distance Learning students. If you are affiliated with the Medical Center or with the Law School, please direct your ILL requests to their sites. On the View Now UK availability listings there is a separate choice for the UK Medical Center Interlibrary Loan request. Current ILLiad users can logon immediately, while First Time Users need to create a personal ILLiad account. Before placing an order with ILL take care to search InfoKat Discovery: If the item is available in a campus library your order will be declined.

 

Why would I search InfoKat Discovery?
Even if there's no full-text in a database, we might have the article in a journal shelved in a campus library.

 

Why is there no link to InfoKat Discovery?
You can search InfoKat Discovery yourself (e.g., by journal title) to find campus holdings.

 

Which databases have View Now UK links?
These resources give you the View Now @ UK service: America: History and Life, Anthropology Plus, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Book Review Index Plus, all EBSCOhost databases, Google ScholarInternational Medieval Bibliography (IMB), Literature Online, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, all OvidSP Databases, all ProQuest databases, Periodicals Index Online, PubMed, Reaxys, and Web of Science.

 

Why do new windows keep opening?
When you click on the View Now UK button, a new browser window might open that displays the menu of services for a specific article. Selecting a service from the menu could open a third window that links to the full-text article. Windows can be resized for easier viewing and closed after a full-text article is obtained.

 

Do I have to disable my pop-up blocker?
No, not to view the View Now UK menus; however, watch for notes with the links to specific full-text locations--some sources do require that you disable your pop-up blocker to view the full-text.

 

How do I get more help or report a problem?
Email the Electronic Resources staff at lib-er@lsv.uky.edu, ask for help from the Young Reference Desk or the Ask Us service.

HOURS for August 30, 2016