Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is HuskyFetch?
The Van Pelt and Opie Library subscribes to a wide range of publishers and databases offering full-text articles. HuskyFetch is a web service that allows current students, faculty, and staff of Michigan Tech to access full text articles where they are available. You will see the HuskyFetch icon or HuskyFetch link where this service is available. If you have any additional questions please Ask Us!
Clicking on the HuskyFetch icon will open the HuskyFetch dialog window, where you may:
- Click through to the full-text of the article
- Share the resource with others through email
- Capture the citation in Endnote® format
HuskyFetch indicates that there is ‘No full text available for this item’. How can I get access to it?
Full-text articles are available from the databases/publishers to which the Van Pelt and Opie Library has subscribed.
If no full text is available, a link will be displayed to help you request the resource through the interlibrary loan service. If you have any additional questions, please Ask Us!
I clicked the hyperlink for full text, but ended up on the journal's home page or table of contents, instead?
Due to the large number of databases/publishers to which the library subscribes, and to the different publication standards employed by these publishers, HuskyFetch may at times be unable to connect you seamlessly to the full-text of your article. However, if a HuskyFetch hyperlink links to a journal’s home page or table of contents rather than the full-text article, you may still have full-text access to that article.
In these rare instances, you may simply need to search the publisher’s website to find your individual article. Librarians are available to assist you with searching for articles If you have any additional questions, please Ask Us!
Can I use the HuskyFetch service from off-campus?
Current students, faculty, and staff of Michigan Tech can access HuskyFetch from off-campus. You will be asked to authenticate your affiliation with Michigan Tech by entering your Michigan Tech username and ISO password. For more information about off-campus access to the library's electronic resources, please read the Off-campus FAQ. If you have any additional questions, please Ask Us!
When is HuskyFetch available?
The service is available 24 hours-a-day, except for 2-4am, Tuesday through Saturday, during which HuskyFetch undergoes scheduled maintenance.
Who can I contact for assistance with HuskyFetch?
Librarians are available to assist you during normal hours of operation (M-F 9am-5pm) you may use our Ask Us! Instant Messaging (IM) service to ask us questions directly.