Find the full text of an article

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Find a great article using library databases, but it's not in full text? Follow these quick steps to grab the full text of an article from another database or get it from Interlibrary Loan.

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Find the full text of an article

  1. 1. Find the Full Text of an Article A step-by-step guide
  2. 2. Step 1 Click on the WSU Find it! button. Usually it’s below the article information, but sometimes you’ll have to click on the title to find it.
  3. 3. Step 2 Check the date of the article against the dates of the databases. Find the one(s) that match up.
  4. 4. Step 3 Click on the database options for full text availability.
  5. 5. Step 4 From the Find it! screen, you will be taken to the full text.** If not, you may have to try another database, search within the journal or database, or “drill down” to the correct year and month.
  6. 6. Step 5 Sometimes we don’t have access to the full text, even using Find it!.
  7. 7. Step 6 Not to worry! Click on More Options and use Interlibrary Loan to retrieve it from another library
  8. 8. Step 7 Click to request item from WSU Interlibrary Loan
  9. 9. Step 8 Enter the 14-digit code from the back of your WSU ID. Your password is your last name.
  10. 10. Step 9 Ensure the form is filled out correctly, then click the box for the copyright agreement, and click GO.
  11. 11. Step 10 Your ILL request was registered.** You will receive an email from WSU Interlibrary Loan with your article attached, or from Minitex with directions on how to download your article.

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