How do I find the full-text of an article? I can only see the abstract.
Sometimes you'll find an article citation in one of our library databases, Google Scholar, or the bibliography (works cited) of another article, but can't easily find it online. Here are the steps to find out if you can get the full-text of the article online through the library:
Search our Journal Locator for the title of the journal or magazine the article came from. For example:
Article citation: Sims, Rebecca. "Food, place and authenticity: local food and the sustainable tourism experience." Journal of Sustainable Tourism 17.3 (2009): 321-336. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 18 Apr. 2011.
Journal title: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
If the title is in your search results, check to see if we have the date when your article was published. For example:
The article above is from 2011. More than one database contains full-text articles in that journal up through the current issue.
Click one of those database names (it doesn't matter which you choose).
In the database, browse or search for the article. For example:
You should now see the citation and abstract for the article, and a link to the full-text.
If you still can't find it, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan:
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