What is SFX?

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SFX is a tool known as an OpenURL link resolver. It keeps track of the full-text periodicals and e-books available to the patrons of the Leeward CC Library, in the various databases the library subscribes to. It works with research tools like OneSearch, EBSCOhost, and Google Scholar, to retrieve articles and e-books from other databases. It can also let you know if a University of Hawaiʻi system library subscribes to the periodical in printed form.

As an example of what SFX does, suppose you perform a search in EBSCOhost, and you find a journal article that looks useful. But you find that EBSCOhost only has the citation and abstract for the article, not the article itself. You can click on the "Find It" link to see if one of our other databases has the article. If another database does have that article, SFX can retrieve it from the other database.

You can also go directly to SFX to do things like: