Finding Full Text

How to get to full text from a database

If you've found an article you want in a database, look for PDF, HTML, 'Linked Full Text' and 'Find Full-Text' links. The first three mean Thompson Library has the article online, and clicking the link should take you to the article.  'Find Full-text' will check to see if Thompson Library has the article and, if so, if we have it online or in print. 

Find Full Text Link

If we have the article online, you will be taken to one of the following:

  • directly to the article 
  • to a page with a PDF or HTML link to the article
  • to the "Article Linker" page, where you will see the article on the left side of the screen and the Article Linker page on the right.

 

  • Rarely you will see a full screen "Article Page" and the text "Content is available via the following links" below which you will see one or more of the following links to get to the article:
    • Go to article
    • Go to journal (this link will take you to the online journal, and you will have to find the correct issue and article then find your article therein)
    • Go to database (this link will take you to the database where the article is, and you will need to then search for the article by title)

If we have it in print only, you will be taken to the Article Linker page, where you will see "Content is available via the following links" below which you will see the link "Print holdings at UM-Flint." The links in Article Linker provided for print articles will take you to the library's catalog, Mirlyn, which will provide information about the journal, but will not get you to the full text of the article.

To get a print article, you will need to go to the Periodicals shelves on the third floor of the library, where journals are shelved alphabetically by title.  Find the volume of the journal in which your article was published, and then locate the issue and page number for your article insides.


If we do not have the article for which you are looking, on the Article Linker page you will see "Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal." We will get articles for you that we do not have through a process called interlibrary loan.

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