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

Simply look for some kind of link to the full text (PDF, HTML, or Linked).

If you do not see a link to the full text, you may see an option (such as Article Linker) to check to see if the full text is available. This means that the database you are in does not have full-text access, but another may.

  • If it is available in another database, you will see a link to the article.
  • If the article is only available in print or microform at the Library, it may be requested through Journal Direct.
  • If you still have not found a copy of the article, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Why isn't every article available in full text?

Article databases sometimes provide citations from journals that they do not have full-text access to. Occasionally, a journal will have an embargo on it, which removes access to articles in databases for a period of time. After the embargo, the full text will become available.

What is ScienceDirect?

This is a collection of over 400 journals. Limit your search by "Subscribed journals" to see the full-text articles. If you see an abstract that you are interested in, click on "Get Access" to request the article from the Library. Learn more.

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