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Steps to Accessing Science


Step 1- Go to the Primo Record for Science and click the ‘View It’ tab:

Step 2- Scroll down to the last option in the list which says “Online access: Science Available from 1997 volume 275” and click the word ‘SCIENCE’. Note - if you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your Puget Sound username and password!


Step 3 –  Check to see that we’ve connected correctly, and then scroll down to see the current issue. This connection takes us directly to the publisher’s website, and you should also see a small text block saying “Institution: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND” verifying that we have connected through the UPS server and it’s recognizing our right to access (see image below). If you scroll further down the page, you should see by default the table of contents for the current issue.

Step 4- Accessing articles

You can either access the articles from the current issue, or click on the ‘archive’ link to the right to get to previous issues. One thing to be aware of is that there are two types of access to the Science articles online: most of them are unrestricted, and you have free reign with the text, the PDF, etc. A few are ‘restricted’ which means that we can read the full text online (we still have access to all of the content!) but we can’t download and save the PDF version. There are only one or two articles per issue which are restricted, and you can tell because they have a tiny locked padlock icon next to them, as opposed to the tiny unlocked padlock. Really the only difference is in PDF access or not.

Step 5- Finally, if you find that the current issue isn’t the one that you’re looking for, you can click the ‘archive’ link above and be taken to the Science archives, from which you can select past issues. Note, however, that our access through this platform only goes back to 1997…if you are looking for historical access prior to 1997, you’ll have to go back into that original Primo record and select one of the other options, such asour historical access (back to the original 1880 first issue) through JSTOR.