How do I access the full text of an article that I found in a database?

Answer

Once you have identified an article of interest, there are three main ways to access the full text:

PDF or HTML file

You may see a link to the PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text version of the article, directly in the article record. Click that link to pull up the full text of the article.

Full Text Finder

If the Full Text Finder link is present, it means that the full text is not available in the database you searched, but it may be available in another one of the Library’s resources. Click on the Full Text Finder link to search our other resources; if the full text is available in another resource, a list of one or more locations will be presented.

Request this item through Interlibrary Loan

If you see this option, it means that the Library doesn't have immediate access to the full text of the article. Click on the link to request an Interlibrary Loan.


To see these options in practice, check out this brief (4:02 minute) video, A Quick Guide to Accessing Articles.

  • Last Updated Feb 17, 2022
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