Q. Why can I access the most recent articles of a journal but an older article, in the same journal, is not available?

Answer

Vendors often split their e-journal packages between current content and archival content (backfiles). As such, you may be able to access recent articles from a journal but when you click on an article from 1990, access is denied. The typical cut-off date is between 1993 and 1995.

As backfiles can be costly, we must consider such purchases when appropriate for the collection and when financially feasible.

You can request an article that is not available online via our interlibrary loan service. The article will be obtained at no cost to NOSM faculty, learners and staff.

  • Last Updated Jun 25, 2018
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