Frequently Asked Questions

from Rogers Library at Francis Marion University

How do I find the full text of an article I found in a database?

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When you find an article in a database, you'll often just get a title & abstract. If the full text is not immediately available for free, follow these steps to find it.

1) Try to find the full-text electronically...

If you are in most library databases (such as Academic Search Premier or CSA Illumina), click "Check Linksource."

If you are in Google Scholar, click on the 'E-resources @ FMU" link.   NOTE: This link will ONLY appear when you search on-campus.

2) Try to find the journal in print...  (note: search for the journal title, not the article title)