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Accessing Full Text Articles

Different Methods to Access Full Text Articles

Need help finding the full text of an article? Try the different methods below.


  • Click the “Full Text” option when searching to limit results to only show articles that have full text availability.

Full Text Finder

  • Full Text Finder links you to the full text of an article. Sometimes Full Text Finder lists multiple options. Usually the first listed link works.

Title Search

  • Perform an Advanced Search using all or part of the article’s title to find alternative full text entries for the same article. Do not include any punctuation in the title search.
  • Search Google or Google Scholar using all or part of the article’s title to find Open Access sources.

View Full Record

  • Click on the title of an article to view the full record of the article.
    • The full record will show which database and journal the article is located in. Search within the specific database or journal for the article.
    • The full record may have a direct link to the article.

Open Access sources

Ask a Librarian

  • Librarians are here to support you and your research. There are several methods to contact a librarian if you need any assistance such as:
    • Using the library chat box for immediate assistance
    • Emailing the Education Librarian
      • Tiffany Ellis,

Interlibrary Loan

  • First time users must set up an ILLiad account.
  • If full text is not immediately available, you can request the item through Interlibrary Loan by:
    • Clicking the “Request this item through Interlibrary Loan” link to auto populate a request for the article
      • -OR-
    • Manually entering the request in your ILLiad account

Quantitative and Qualitative Articles

To find quantitative or qualitative articles use a methodology term as one of your keywords.

For example - inclusion AND college AND phenomenological

Possible keywords include the type of study, data analysis type, or terminology used to describe the results.

Example quantitative keywords Example qualitative keywords
  • data
  • case study
  • experiment
  • ethnographic
  • statistical
  • interview
  • quantitative
  • narrative
  • variable
  • phenomenological
  • T-test
  • content analysis
  • focus group
  • pretest
  • observational
  • distribution
  • qualitative

Importing to Zotero

Importing a List of Search Results

  1. Perform a search
  2. On the Search Results page, click on the Zotero Connector Chrome Extension
  3. A pop up box will appear that says “Select which items you'd like to add to your library”
  4. Select all or multiple titles
  5. Click “OK”
  6. Selected titles will add to your Zotero Library

Importing Full Text Articles (PDF files)

Automatic Importing

  • The Zotero Connector Chrome Extension will retrieve the PDF for articles when they are available and automatically attach the PDF to the item in your Zotero Library.

Manual Importing

  1. Save a PDF to your computer
  2. Click on the applicable resource item in your Zotero Folder
  3. Click on the Attachments tab for that item
  4. Attach the PDF to the item by:
    • Dragging and dropping the PDF to the Attachments tab
      • -OR-
    • Click Add File under the Attachments tab and choose the PDF from your computer