This is icon links citation records in the databases to the full text of the article in the library's collection. If there are no 'direct links' to full text found as in the image below, you may either Check Additional Sources by searching the Library catalog or place a request for an electronic copy of the article by clicking on the 'Request Item' purple button.
Requests for electronic copies are managed through your InterLibrary Loan (ILL) account which is accessed using your UW NetID and password. This service is currently offered at no charge. However, this may change in the future. Please review the order form or this UW Desktop Delivery informtion page for updated information.
In addition to the above 'Check for Full Text W' icon, this UW Article Online icon may also appear in PubMed and is a quicker indication that the article is available online through the UW.
The UW Libraries Catalog is also considered a bibliographic database. It differs from databases such as CINAHL and PubMed by the level of publication type indexed. CINAHL and PubMed index at the article level so you are able to identify specific articles within journals that match your search terms. The library catalog indexes at a broader publication type. One is able to search the catalog and identify larger bodies of work on a given topic including books, journals, videos, etc.
The catalog record shows if online access to the journal is available. It also shows where the item is located.