Getting Full Text


Full textHere are some tips on getting the full-text version of articles:

1. Look in the database that you are searching in. When you have found a citation you want, look for links marked Full-Text, PDF, PDF Full-Text, or HTML Full-text. Some citations will have them; some will not. If it does, click on that link to get the full-text version of your citation.

2a. OUHSC users:

  • Go to the library’s E-journals page.
  • In the search box that’s labeled “Find e-journals by title or ISSN”, type the title of the journal you’re trying to find.
  • A list of possible journals appears. Look for your journal’s name in that list.
  • If your journal is there, and electronic full text is available, you’ll see a link and the available date range for that journal.
  • If your journal name does not appear in that list, or no link appears under its name, then use our interlibrary loan service.

2b. OU-Norman users:

3. Look in the OU-Tulsa Library, on our shelves. We have many journals in print. You can check the OU-Tulsa Library Catalog to see if we own a journal title.

4. If all else fails, use ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service. It is free for OU-Tulsa students, faculty, and staff, and we deliver articles to you electronically.  We can generally deliver most articles within a week, and sometimes even sooner than that.

Still confused? Need clarification? Email a librarian for answers, tips, searching advice, or to schedule a personal consultation.

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One Response to Getting Full Text

  1. Jimmy Do says:

    This is exactly how I search for full-text articles. Thank you library staff for meeting my research needs.

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