Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018     Views: 41

It depends on whether the accession number for the article is embedded within the link.  Here’s an example of a link that has an accession number or AN:

http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=593027ef-d35c-4d40-bc55-212928c8bea7%40sessionmgr4007&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=127113531&db=a2h

To find an article using the accession number you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the library home page
  2. Copy and paste that number (just the number, not the AN= part) into the search box and it will pull up the article. 

    Screenshot of searching by accession number in multisearch

  3. If you click on the title of the article, you will see the Accession Number field and you can confirm that you have the right article.

    Screenshot of where to find the accession number

If your link does not have an accession number or its equivalent, it will be very difficult to track down your article again unless you remember the article title or author. 

Please reach out to a librarian if you need additional assistance tracking down an article.  You can call us toll-free at 844.684.0456, email us at ask@snhu.libanswers.com, or chat with a librarian 24/7 from our library home page.

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