Scenario: you find the citation of an article on the Web, but the full text is not available or you would have to pay a fee to get a copy of the article.
Before paying for an article on a publisher's website, consider these options:
Ask a librarian for help and you'll save both time and money.
Use the Journal Finder to search for the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper that published the article to find out if ACC library databases provide the full text.
Search Catalogs at Other Libraries to see if a local library subscribes to the journal or magazine that published the article you want. If you find the periodical in an Austin-area library, you can usually go there and make a photocopy of the article.
Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL service generally takes from two to eight weeks. This service takes more time because the article must be requested and then sent from a library that owns it. That library could be in another state.
Try our short, interactive tutorial, "Finding Articles," for more information..
The resources listed in the box on the left are good tools to use to start your search for magazine and journal articles related to programming and other computer-related topics.