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How to...Find the Complete Text of an Article: Home

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When You Just Have a Citation...

When starting with a citation (for example, for an article found via Google or recommended by an instructor):

1) Go to the eJournal Title List

2) Type in the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper (NOT the article title)

eJournal Title List search- enter publication title to locate full text article availability.

3) If full text articles from that publication are available in our databases or in print in one of the NOVA libraries, you will see information indicating that.

4) Any databases that have full text articles will be linked. Pay attention to the date range listed for each database- you have to be sure that it covers the date of your article.

5) If a database covers the date of your article, click on the link. If you are off campus, log in with your myNOVA username/password.  Once in the database, either navigate to the year/volume/issue you need, or try a search for the title of your article (sometimes it can help to put the title in quotes if you're sure you have the title 100% correct). 

 

When nothing works:

Check with your campus library. Your librarians may be able to find the full text of your article somewhere else.

 

When Searching in the Library Databases...

When searching in the library databases:

1) Look for a link that says Full Text, Full Text PDF, or Full Text HTML.  This will bring up the complete article, and you can usually print it, email it, or download it.

"Link to Full Text" link in Proquest database

2) If you do not see the words "Full Text", check the eJournal Title List for the title of the magazine or newspaper you need.

 

 

When nothing works:

Check with your campus library. Your librarians may be able to find the full text of your article somewhere else.

 

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