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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: May 01, 2017     Views: 507

"Linked Full Text" is supposed to provide users to a link to another database (not EBSCO) that has the article in full text.  However, sometimes there are errors and the link becomes "bad."

If you get a "Linked Full Text" article in EBSCO that is not working:

  1. Check other non-EBSCO databases to see if the article is available elsewhere.
    1. Tip: search by words in the article title
    2. Tip: try a ProQuest database instead
  2. Check online to see if the article is available for free on the web.
    1. Tip: search for the title in quotes  (   "title words here"    ) in Google.
  3. Ask your librarian to try to get the article via interlibrary loan.
    1. Send information about the article to librarians@rasmussen.edu

If the article you were looking for was linked to from inside a Rasmussen course, please alert your librarian so we can add that information (and perhaps links to the article in another database and/or online) here.

To help with the confusion...when searching EBSCO, you will see one of the four icons below associated with articles. The first three are “right” and work....and last, the ‘Linked Full Text’ is the one causing problems. 

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