SFX Frequently Asked Questions
- What is SFX?
- How do I use SFX Linking Service?
- Why is there a list of databases in the SFX Service screen?
- Why are there multiple full-text links for an article?
- Does SFX work in all databases?
- Can I use SFX Linking Service from off campus?
- Why does the SFX Service menu state that there is no full text?
- How does Google Scholar work with SFX Linking Service?
SFX is linked to all electronic resources that the Library has subscribed to. If the full text of an article is available in more than one resource, a list of databases or multiple full-text links for an article will be displayed on the SFX Service screen. If one link happens to be temporarily unavailable, please try another link to access the full text.
Does SFX work in all databases?
() will not appear in the database you are working in; or the database will not show up on the list of available options. For example, the Westlaw non UK journals are not OpenURL compliant and their titles can only be found by searching Westlaw directly.
Can I use SFX Linking Service from off campus?
The possible reasons are:
- The Library has not subscribed to that particular journal or that particular volume of it.
- There is no online full text for that year of the journal.
- There is no electronic version of the journal or particular article at all.
- The resource you are searching is not SFX-enabled.
If you cannot find an online version of the journal, please check the Library Catalogue to see if there is a print version.