Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) is a tool UAH Salmon Library uses to help faculty connect to scholarly articles from journals for which our coverage might be limited or not available. This services is a companion to Interlibrary Loan. It provides direct access to journal articles, usually within minutes, for faculty research.
Access to full-text Articles
Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) will attempt to get faculty an article in three different ways.
PDF copy of the article
If AGS has access to an article, you will receive a PDF copy of the article via email. A list of active journals is provided later in this LibGuide in the Current Journals section.
An open-access version of the article
If AGS discovers that an open-access version of the article is available, faculty members will be directed to it.
An Interlibrary Loan Request
If AGS does not have access to the article's journal, and if there are no open-access options available, or if you are not a faculty member, then you will be directed to UAH Salmon Library's interlibrary loan form, with some fields already populated by data from AGS.
UAH faculty have 30 days to download the PDF from the link they are provided in the email from Article Galaxy Scholar and the link can only be used twice. We do understand that things happen, so If the link was clicked on twice and you forgot to download the PDF, you can contact customer support with the order number and the PDF can be provided.
The purchase threshold for Article Galaxy Scholar is currently set for five downloads. After five downloads, faculty will be redirected to our Interlibrary Loan service.
Only faculty and faculty emeritus have access to this service.