Finding the full text of articles is typically straightforward, especially when searching our databases. The button is intended to ease access. But on occasion, things get tricky. Use the steps below to determine how you can obtain the full text of any article - whether we own it or not.
On occasion, we may not have electronic access to the article you're seeking. Before requesting the article via Interlibrary Loan, check our print holdings by searching the catalog (Books & More tab) to see if we have print access to the journal.
Journals may have multiple records in the catalog. Print holdings show up with an actual location (e.g. Hughes Storage, SW Depository), and a list of volumes/issues available. Click the 'Show More' link to determine if we own the volume/issue you need.
If we only have the issue of a journal you're seeking in print, you can request it by:
Search the title of the journal on the E-Journal Titles tab of the Library's homepage to determine if we have access to the journal and to the particular issue required.
If we have electronic access, click on the link that includes the year the article was published, and use the citation information to navigate to the appropriate volume, issue, and article.
You can request articles that we do not have full text access to via InterLibrary Loan (ILL). You may see this as an option when using the Find It button.
You can request these articles by clicking on the link & logging in with your unique ID and password. Verify that the imported citation information in the request form is correct before submitting.
If you are not coming through the Find It button, you can use the steps below to request an article through InterLibrary Loan.