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Using "Find a Copy"

Finding the full text of an article online

Let's use Academic Search as an example, but other databases are similar. Go to Academic Search and do a search on a topic. The list of citations shows if it has the full-text of that article, the words HTML Full-text or PDF Full Text will appear at the bottom of the citation. Click on these links to get the full text of the article.

Articles that have a "Find a copy" link that goes directly to the article online

If Academic Search (example) does not offer the full-text of that magazine, click on Find A Copy. It may link you to another database with a link to the article. Click the link to go to the full text of the article as shown below.

Here is the result of selecting "Find a Copy" from above.

To get to the full text, click on the title, A Reversal for Medicare on Planning for Life's End .



Articles that have a "Find a copy" link that goes to the Library Catalog

When you click on Find a Copy, you may also find a link to the Owen's Library Catalog which will show that Owens Library owns the journal and you can find the article as in the example below.


From this screen, click on Journal, to see the holdings in the library catalog.


The example below shows that volume 57, the volume that you need, is unbound under the call number Z135.A1 .N483


To locate this title, you would go to second floor.




Articles that have a "Find a copy" link that shows that Owens Library does not have the full text.



If no full-text of your article is available, an Interlibrary Loan may be ordered at the "Request a Copy" link.


If you know the title of a journal or magazine, but you don't know its location

Use the Jounal Titles tab on the Library's home page


Type the journal's title in the search box.


Use the "Look up Article" link to locate an article where you know the title, author, or DOI of the article.



If you know the volume that you need or if you want to browse issues click on one the the database names (for example, Academic Onefile) and choose the issue or date to browse.



Ask a librarian for help if you still cannot find what you need or if you need help citing an article.

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