Skip to Questions

Ryerson LibAnswers

Useful Tip: Search by keyword - for example, "textbooks", "citations", or "research help"
Q

How can I read the full text of an article?

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2015  |  103 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0
A

Answer

Usually if the full-text version of the article is available in a database, it is located underneath the journal citation. The link most often includes the word ‘Full Text’. For example, ‘PDF Full Text’ or ‘Linked Full Text’.

If there are no full-text links, you will see a Get it! @ Ryerson button instead:

Clicking this will check to see if the article is available online, in print, or via interlibrary loan. If the article is available electronically, one or more 'Full Text Online' links will be displayed.

If the article is available in print there will be a link that says ‘Check Holdings’.

If Ryerson does not have access to the article in online full-text or print, the following link will appear: ‘Request document via interlibrary loan RACER’. You can use RACER to borrow a copy of the article from another library.

Answered by Mandissa ArlainBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Live Chat

    Need research help right away? Click the Ask a Librarian button below to chat with a librarian!

    More Ways to Get Help


    Home | Accessibility | Contact Us | Site Index | Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube RSS News Feed | Ryerson University