Find Full Text of Articles

Many of our library databases contain the full text of articles. Some, however, only contain citations to articles (title, author and publication information) and abstracts (summaries). When you've done your search and have a results list of article titles, click on a title to see the entire article, or a citation and/or abstract to the article.

Linking to Full Text

If the full text of the article isn't available, look for a "Find Text"or the "If No Text, try this" link. Click to initiate an automatic search in other library databases that might contain the full text of the article. Sometimes you'll click directly to the article itself, or to a list of links to issues of the journal that leads you to the article.

Other times, a menu of options appears. The menu usually contains one or more of the following options:

  • A list of library databases containing the full-text of the article may appear. When there is more than one database containing full text, please check dates of coverage for the appropriate link. If a link does not work and another is available, please try it, as well.
  • The library owns a print copy of the journal, located in the periodical shelves.
  • No full text available at the library, so you will need to request the article from Interlibrary Loan. If in doubt, please verify that we do not have full-text access via the List of Journal Titles.

Have questions? Ask a Librarian.