How do I find the full text of an article?

Some databases provide direct access to the full text of an article, while others provide only a citation and an abstract or summary.

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When doing a search off campus, log in to your library account before starting and search directly from the library website to get access to all the databases the library subscribes to.

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Don't ever pay for articles! If you ever have trouble finding the full text of an article, contact the Ask a Librarian service.

Downloading articles

Check for a PDF or HTML full text download option. If you do not see this option, look for the Find it @ Concordia button.

Find it! @ Concordia

When the full text of an article is not available, look for a button or link such as "Find it! @ Concordia", "Check CLUES", "Check availability at Concordia" or "Full text options".

Find It! @ Concordia helps you find the article you are looking for by allowing you to go directly from a citation in a database to the full text online or to a print version available at the Library.

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How do I use Find It! @ Concordia? [3:01 minutes].
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If the PDF or HTML version of the article is not available, and the Find it! @ Concordia option does not work, contact a librarian for help.

Updated: Friday 5 July 2019
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