Archival Content: Links not maintained SFX Links to Full Text Now Available

The Cornette Library is pleased to announce a new service that will save you time when you're looking for the full text of journal articles. This service, called SFX, links from a citation in one database to the full text of that article in another and is now available in our most used databases, including:

What is SFX?

When you see the SFX logo logo in the results of your search, simply click on the icon to see a menu with one or more of the following options for that specific citation:

SFX saves you time — you no longer need to write down a citation and then search the online catalog or browse our list of e-journals to see if the Library has a copy. SFX does the work for you!

What does SFX stand for anyway?

SFX is an abbreviation for "special effects" and the name of a software product, purchased by the Texas A&M University System, from Ex Libris, a library automation company. SFX uses the OpenURL protocol to gather information — such as the journal identifier, volume, issue and page — from a citation in one database and then link to the full text in another.

Who can use SFX?

Students, faculty, and staff of West Texas A&M University, whether from inside the Cornette Library, from your office or dorm, or even when you are away from campus.

Can I use SFX from home?

Yes! Because you will have already logged in to search the database, you will be able to use SFX. Just click on the SFX logo logo from within any SFX-enabled database, and the SFX menu will pop-up.

Will you have any training available?

Yes! General training sessions are scheduled for:

Date Time Location
Friday, April 16th 10:00 - 11:00 am Lecture Room
Tuesday, April 20th 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lecture Room
Thursday, April 22nd 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lecture Room
Tuesday, April 27th 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lecture Room
Tuesday, May 11th 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lecture Room
Friday, May 14th 9:00 - 10:00 am Lecture Room

To arrange subject specific sessions contact Mary Jarvis at 651-2215.

We also have an online tutorial demonstrating how SFX links work.

For more information, see our FAQ or call the Reference Desk at 806/651-2215.