Q. How do I find the full text of an article in our databases?

I found an article in Summit or in a bibliography, how do I access full text?


Sometimes Summit or other sources can help to identify relevant article citations. How can you access full text? 

  • Even if the article is not in the database you searched it may be available full-text in a different database.
  • The library may subscribe to the journal in print or online format.

The easiest way to do this is a Google Scholar search to see if we have it in our databases.

Copy the title of the article from the Summit search. Now go to the library’s home page and paste the title of the article into the Google Scholar search box and run the search. You will be asked to login using your network login if you are off campus.

Once Google Scholar opens up, it will run the search on the title for you. You can then look down the result list to see if it shows up and if there is a link next to it that says Full Text at WWU. If so, go ahead and click on the link to get to the full text from our databases. You can also use the A to Z Full Text Finder to search for the journal title.

If neither produce results you can review how to find full text of an article not available in our library

  • Last Updated Jun 06, 2017
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