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The purpose of this guide is to highlight resources in Nursing, and to provide research guidance and tips.

Getting Articles' Full Text

Plan A:

In MOST of our databases, you will either see an option for the PDF, which makes your life very easy, or Get Full Text. However, you may also see a couple icons. The first icons most likely will be the publisher, they want your money. ALWAYS click on the Find It! or hover over the Get Full Text to see that is says Ohio University. See images below for examples.

full text options in pubmed - FIND IT! is Ohio University full text options in ArticlesPlus

Plan B:

Copy and paste the article title into Google Scholar. You never know what resource will be available through Open Access, Open Copyrights, or offered for free by the publisher. This is a 50/50 chance. Make sure you have Ohio University linked in your Google account so you get access to our full text subscriptions when you search Google Scholar. The video below will show you how.

Plan C: 

Double check ALICE for the journal title by going to the Library's homepage and clicking on the second, green tab: ALICE Catalog. Click on the drop-down menu and choose Periodical Title (AKA Journal title) and search for your article's journal. You can then see if we have an electronic access option and then find your article by year.

Plan D:

If all else fails, you can order the article via interlibrary loan (FOR FREE!) or check with Hanna, your librarian. If you have never used Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) you will find directions and tutorials here.