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Articles: Finding Full Text (Article Linker): Finding the Full Text of Articles

Instructions for tracking down the full-text of articles you find in library databases.

Finding Articles' Full-Text

In many article databases, USU provides access to full-text copies of articles through "Article Linker" an icon/link you can click to search other USU subscriptions for the article. It can be tricky to find things so watch this video or read the information below for help!

Accessing Full-Text Articles


1. When are searching in databases you will likely encounter an icon or link that says "Article Linker" or "Check for Full-Text." This will search for the article in one of USU's other subscriptions - so click it! 

Link is found under each source.

2. If the library has the article, you'll then be taken to a page where you'll be asked to either log-in with your A# and password or click to open the article in a new tab.

Options of click on link in center of page or button in bottom right of page to access full text.

3. You'll probably need to hunt down the PDF from this new page - they can be tricky to find sometimes. 

ProQuest Article, Download PDF button on far right of page.

4. If the library does not have the article you'll be directed to a page where you can request the article, free to you, through Interlibrary Loan. Just login to ILL and then come back to the request page and click Request PDF and the system will fill out the request for you. You will get a PDF within 24-48 business hours.

Item not available page, Request via ILLiad under request PDF