Getting the Full Text
The amount of full text that you find in databases depends on licensing agreements between publishers and vendors.
Also, different databases will use different icons when they link to full text:
|[Access article in HMTL]||[text]|
Keep in mind that not all full text is equal:
- PDF: preserves the way an article looked when originally printed, with photographs, graphics, etc. PDFs will open into Adobe's Acrobat Reader and may take some time to load, depending on the length of the article and your Internet connection.
- HTML: includes the basic text of the article. May include a written description of any photographs or charts.
- HTML with Graphics: straight text with images of any graphic material added
When researching, you will find that a specific article that you need may be a citation in one index, an abstract in another, and full text in a third.
In order to help you navigate through the myriad possibilities, the Library created:
Full Text Options at Dowling
Whenever you see this link beneath a citation, the Library's link resolver will:
- List the databases that contain the full text of your article and link you to the article.
- Tell you if the article is available in our Library.
- Automatically fill out an Interlibrary Loan form if the item is not available at Dowling. Just add your name and retrieval information: you can pick up articles at either campus or via email.