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Finding the full text


Some databases provide information about the content of a journal article, but may not provide full-text access to the actual article itself.

See the following tabs for tips on how to track down the full text.

Is there a  ‘Find this @ Exeter’ option next to your search result?

If so, click on the link to open the Full Text Finder Results.  This lets you know whether it has found a full-text source for the article.

If it has, you will see a link to the full text article:

If not, you can check Library Search to see whether we have a subscription to the journal by clicking the Library Title Search link (See option 3).

Make a note of the article details and carry out a search in Library Search.

Change your  Google Scholar settings to show links to University of Exeter subscribed content.

Go to Settings > Library Links and type University of Exeterinto the search box. The box below will appear.

Make sure the University of Exeter box is ticked and click on Save. Run your search in Google Scholar - sometimes the link to the PDF will appear alongside the results, as shown below.

You can also use the LibKey green teardrop iconLibKey browser extension to help you get easy access to full text articles. Select 'University of Exeter' as your institution and login using your Exeter IT login when prompted.

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