How do I find full-text articles?
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- After searching in the databases, you will want to access the full-text of the articles that support your research.
- There are a couple of ways to do this. For example, imagine that you are searching for information about “Esperanto” in Academic Search Premier.
- After running your search, and finding an article, you will might notice at the bottom of the article listing, a link to “PDF Full Text”. Click on this link and you will be taken to the article. From here it will be possible to download and to save the article for later use.
- Sometimes you will see “HTML Full Text” or “Linked Full Text” and these will also take you to the full-text of the article.
- Other times you will not see a link to the full-text, but instead you will see “Search for Full-Text” or “360 LINK to Full Text”. Clicking on these links will start a search through all of our databases in an attempt to find the article elsewhere.
- If the article is available, you will be taken directly to it. If the search does not come up with the article, you will be given the opportunity to request it via Interlibrary Loan. Simply log in using your NetID and follow the prompts. Using this method, a link to most requested articles will be emailed to you within a few days.
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