Find It FAQ

What is Find It?
How do I use Find It?
Why do only some databases have Find It buttons?
Can I use Find It from home?

What is Find It?

Find It is an easy way to find articles published online in an e-journal. Find It provides links from a citation in a database to the full text of that article, if available, and to other helpful resources and services such as an automatic search of the Library Catalog, a direct link to an interlibrary loan form and a link to ask for additional assistance from a librarian.

How do I use Find It?

Find It buttons appear in many of the Libraries’ web pages and databases. When you search in a database, the Find It button will appear in the records you retrieve. Click on the button to see a menu with links to full text and other resources.

Why do only some databases have Find It buttons?

Not all databases support the technology behind Find It. We anticipate that more databases will have this service available in the future. Most of the major vendors of our licensed databases do provide Find It links. Some databases also provide the full-text of articles themselves. In those cases look for a link to the PDF directly.

Can I use Find It from home?

Yes. However, you must have a currently valid UW-Madison ID to access licensed resources. You need not be affiliated with UW-Madison to access journals available freely on the web through Find It.