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Mathematical Sciences

A guide to books, media, databases, and other resources at Ball State University Libraries for researchers in mathematical sciences. Access the guide directly by using this URL: http://bsu.libguides.com/mathsci.

Multilink

Multilink button icon- black and white

Most of the time, if you’re accessing Google Scholar on BSU campus, it will be configured to point at BSU resources as well as being Mutlilink-enabled.

“Multilink-enabled” means that Google Scholar, Biological Abstracts, or whatever database you might be using has been connected to “link resolver” software that will search all the databases in a specified list for full-text versions of articles you may find in sources that do not offer full-text or for items in databases for which we have no subscription. 

Currently, you can activate this Multilink link-resolver by clicking the blue Multilink BSU button or link beside or beneath article/book citations. Multilink-enabled databases will also be indicated on the Articles & Databases list with a small icon.

On occasion, Multilink will not be able to find a full-text version of your article but it will give you the option for requesting it via our ILL services (see the Interlibrary Loan subtab under the Research/Library Resources tab).

Citation Linker

Another method for finding full-text versions of articles is to use the Citation Linker application powered by Multilink.  You can find it in the upper right hand corner of the Articles & Databases page. 

Once you have a citation for an article you want, simply fill in the fields in the Citation Linker and click GO.  It will then do the same thing as Multilink by searching our journals and databases for a full-text version of your article.