Off-Campus Articles

Getting started when Off-Campus

You must have a current Heidelberg ID in order to use the Research Databases. Use the ID to identify yourself as a Heidelberg student. Your name and the barcode on your campus or Beeghly Library ID identify you. (Include the letter at the end of the barcode number, if there is one--i.e. 5000001234X or 22107001234X)

*Contact your program director if you did not receive an ID card

Read the following suggestions for HELP accessing the databases

Finding Articles Using Research Databases

As off-campus students, you can take advantage of more than 100 databases that direct you to articles in journals, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals.

Accessing the Research Databases

Business and Sports Databases

How to Find Full-Text Online Articles

Many databases provide the full-text or complete article by providing a link to the content. The full-text link often appears at the top of the bibliographic citation, or near the bottom of the entry. Look for a link or button that says: Full Text, PDF Full Text, HTML Full Text, and OLinks Find a Copy. From “OLinks Find a Copy” look for a highlighted message such as “Full text of this article at EBSCO” or “Full text of this article at EJC” and click the highlighted link to go to the text from there.

If a Full-Text link is Not Provided

The Electronic Journal Finder: type the name of the journal, then select the database that includes the date or volume number for the article you need

Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot locate an online copy of the article you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan Periodical Article Request form and the library will provide a copy from its print journal collection, or will send for a copy from another library. If the article can be scanned it will be sent electronically. Interlibrary loan can take from a few days up to two weeks to arrive, so plan accordingly.

Getting Help

For help accessing the Research Databases go to:

For further information or for help locating what you need, contact the Reference Librarian at Beeghly Library.

E-mail: library@heidelberg.edu
Instant message: Use the box on the right side of the page to chat online with a librarian
Phone: 419-448-2109 or 419-448-2246

If a Heidelberg librarian is not available, use KnowItNow the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online chat reference service, provided by the state of Ohio.