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I found a source I need, but I can't find the full-text.

Finding a Full-Text Version of an Article

Step 1 - Look to see if we have it in a different database.

E-Journals
Search by the title of the journal to find the article you're looking for.

Step 2 - If not, get it through Interlibrary Loan (at no cost).

Interlibrary Loan - Article Request
The library will get the article for you, sometimes in less than 24 hours.

Search Techniques

Phrase search Use quotation marks around your phrase
Truncation (sometimes called "wild card")
  • Example: photo* looks for photo, photograph, photography, photographer, etc…
Use an asterisk (*) with a word stub
Choose a field to search
  • Often searching the ABSTRACT, SUBJECT, or TITLE field will narrow your search
  • (An ABSTRACT is a summary of the article)
Drop-down menus
Resource category limiters
  • Which library is it in?
  • When was it published?
  • Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles only?
  • Etc.
Drop-down menus or check boxes
Boolean operators --see examples below
  • Family AND sibling will find fewer results
  • Family OR sibling will find more results
  • Family NOT sibling will eliminate certain results
Drop-down menus