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What do I do if a citation doesn't link to full text?

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015  |  497 Views

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Some databases may not have full-text for individual articles. If there is no full text, look for links that say "Article Linker," "Check for Full Text" or a button that looks like this:

The article may be available electronically in another database. If you select that button, you will see a screen that looks similar to this:

If the article is available electronically, you will see a red link for "article" under step 1. Sometimes an article may be available and you will only see a red link for "Journal." In this case if you click journal, you will be taken to a page for that journal and will need to use the citation information to locate the article in question. Stop by one of our information desks or give us a call for help with these issues 

If the article is not available, follow the instructions under step two to search for a print copy.

If there are no copies available at UA, you can click the link for ILLiad in step 3 to submit an Interlibrary Loan request. When the request is filled, you'll be sent a copy via email.

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  1. You can also try using the E-Journals link from the Libraries home page. Sometimes it is the last place I look and the electronic version of the journal will come up. The screens will often look different, but you can track it down that way as well. First, you need to write down all of the citation information as the diplays can take you to the link to the year, then the volume number and then the issue number.
    by Lynn on Apr 08, 2013.

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