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How do I get the article?

Brown, A.S.; Milton, M.J.T.; Cowper, C.J. | J. Chromatogr. A. | 2004, | 1040, | 215-225.

Next, you have to determine if YOU (as a student at UT-Austin) have access to this article from this journal or not, and if so, whether it's available electronically or just in print. There are several ways to do this, and it's not always straightforward.

1. Search for the reference in Google Scholar.
Enter words from the reference, such as author surnames, journal title, volume number, a word from the title, etc. With luck it will pop right up and you can link to the full text from there. Example: "brown milton journal chromatography 2004 215" If you're on campus you can click on the title to go to the full text of record.

2. User the Journal search form in SciFinder.
Enter bits of the reference that you know, such as author surname, year, volume number, a word from the journal title, etc. It should pull it right up. Then use the "Other Sources" button to go to full text, if available.

3. You can use a quick shortcut like Chemistry Reference Resolver.
This neat little tool works only for major journals in chemistry. Paste in a bibliographic reference in ACS style (without author names or article titles) and see what happens. Example: "J. Chromatogr. A. 2004, 1040, 215-225"

4. Search in our Library Catalog or Journals database by the title of the journal in question (no abbreviations).
This will tell you if we have the journal in print, or online, and what years/volumes we have.

Another very important point: Just because you can find the article on the web doesn't mean you'll have access to it. Most of the published scientific literature lies behind paywalls and is open only to those at institutions that subscribe to the journal in question, or who are willing to pay a fee to see it. If you hit a paywall, don't get out that credit card right away. Check first in our Library Catalog to see if we have a hardcopy of the journal (mostly for titles before 2000) in our collection. If we do, you can request a free scan. If we don't, you can still request a free scan via Interlibrary Service, and we'll get it for you, usually within a few days.

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