How do I find the full text or PDF of an article?

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When in doubt, ask us!

When you come across an article in your search results:

  1. Click on the PDF or HTML Full Text icon if there is one. 
  2. If a link to the full text isn't right there, click the Check for Full Text button:
  3. If clicking the Check for Full Text button doesn't take you to the full text of the article, that usually means we don't  have it, and you'll see the following page instead. If it is a book, click to see if it is in Albert or Link+. If it is an article or book chapter, click to request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad):  
  4. Watch this short video for more examples.


If you're looking for a specific article by title:

  1. Search for the title of the article in Multisearch. It may help to put the title in quotes. Uncheck the box for "Available in library collection."

  2. Then follow the steps in the section above. 

  3. If that doesn't work, you can also try searching Google or Google Scholar for the article. 

If you have any questions, please ask us!