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How can I tell if the library has access to the full-text of an article?

Last updated on Aug 08, 2022    find sources


On the list of database search results, look for a link to a .PDF or .HTML file. You can view, download, print, or save those files.

Otherwise, look for the orange "Article Linker" button. By clicking on this button, you are asking the system to check all other Assumption University databases for the full-text of this article. The following page will notify you if you can access the full-text in a different database.

If the page has no such notification and instead reads "Access full text via journal or collection links below. We were unable to find direct full text links for this item," you cannot access the full-text of the article at that moment. However, you can always Request Item through Interlibrary Loan which should provide you with an electronic copy of the requested article within 1-3 business days.

You may also be directed to follow a link which will show which years of that journal we have in print on the second floor of the library. Compare those years to the year your article was published. If we do not have the correct year in print, you should submit an Interlibrary Loan request.