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SPARK: Locating Articles

A resource for students wanting to improve their academic and research skills.

Locating Articles

Once you have identified the existence of an article (or other digital resource) using Quick Find, or a specific library database there are several possible ways to access the full-text of the article:

  • In a journal database, if a link labeled “full-text,” “PDF” or “HTML”  appears in the database beside the article of interest, click on this link to retrieve it.
  • In Quick Find, if a link saying "Full text available" appears, click this button to identify the full-text options that are available. Click on one of the options given, which will take you to the database that item is available from.
  • If no full-text is available online, the article you want may be available in a print journal located in the library. The location and call number of the print journal in the library, if available, will appear in Quick Find under the heading "Get It". Note the year, volume, issue and page number for the article before going to find the journal on the shelf.

For further information about finding articles visit the How do I Find Journal Articles Research Guide.