Answered By: LibraryResearchTeam Lebanon
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2020     Views: 24

Locating Full Text

There are two ways you can open the full text of an article in Academic Search complete.


Search result screen, you will see buttons labeled either “HTML Full Text,” “PDF Full Text,” or “Find It!”




On the detailed record view (after clicking on the title from the search results), the “HTML Full Text,” “PDF Full Text,” or “Find It!” buttons will appear on the left side of the page.



Each button has a different purpose.



Takes you to a scanned copy of the original document.


Provides a text-only copy of the original document.

Find IT!

This document isn’t available on Academic Search Complete, but it may be available on a different database. Click this link to find out.

Find It!

When you click on the red “Find It!” button, one of two things will happen.


If the article is available in a different database, you will be taken directly to that article.


If the article is NOT available in a different database, you will be given the following error:




This means that the item is not available through our library. However, if you still want to read this article, copy the publication information found on this same error page (author, journal, ISSN, date, volume, and page numbers). Click the blue “Request Material” button.


Enter the publication information you copied. Then, click “Submit”.



Our librarians will then attempt to find a copy of this article if we are able. Please be aware, though, that this process can take up to 14 days.

Limit Your Search to Only Full Text

If you would only like to see articles in your search results that include either “HTML Full Text” or “PDF Full Text,” make sure that the box for “Full Text” is checked on the left side of your search results. This will eliminate all of the articles with a “Find It!” button from your results and save you some time.



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