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Basic Library Tutorials

Information and guidance on basic library use, like accessing catalogs and databases, and obtaining full-text articles.

Full Text in Databases

The full text of an article may be readily available in the database you're searching in. Links to the HTML or PDF version may look like this:

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If the full text is not readily available in the database, you may see a link to the Full Text Finder, which contains links to other library subscriptions where you can find the article's full text. The link to the Full Text Finder may look like this:

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The Full Text Finder itself displays links to other library subscriptions like this OR it will take you directly to the subscription where the full text can be found:

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Sometimes, the full text of an article may not be available at all. If this is an article you would like to read, you can request that the library obtain the article for you through interlibary loan. In some databases, you may see a link to an Interlibrary Loan Form. Fill this out and submit it, and the library will attempt to retrieve the article for you.

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You can also email healthsciences.library@aultman.com with the full citation. You must include:

  • Journal name
  • Article title
  • Author
  • Volume and/or issue number
  • Page numbers