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Search for Full Text FAQ

  1. What is the "Search for Full Text" Link?
    Is it a Search Engine?
  2. How do I use Search for Full Text?
  3. Where do all the links to content go?
  4. Why is the "article" link not always available?
  5. Sometimes there are many options for full-text and journal links. Why?
  6. How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?
  7. The "Search for Full Text" Link provides an article-level link even though the full-text of the article is not available. Why?

  1. What is the "Search for Full Text" Link?

    "Search for Full Text" is a full-featured OpenURL link resolver that seamlessly links all of your library resources. It is not a search engine. Here's how it works: when you find a citation or reference to a specific article in an online database, "Search for Full Text" supplies the best available path to the content, anywhere in the library's collection.

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  2. How do I use the "Search for Full Text" Link?

    Clicking the "Search for Full Text" Link (or "Article Linker button) within an OpenURL-enabled database produces the Article Linker results page with direct links to one or more of the following:

    • Full-text of the article
    • Table of contents of the journal, which links to the full-text of the article
    • Database home page, which must be searched to retrieve the full-text
    • Library catalog (OPAC)
    • Various Custom links (determined by librarians such as ILL forms)


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  3. Where do all the links to content go?

    Depending on the content provider, links to the content may be available at the article, journal, or database levels.

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  4. Why is the "article" link not always available?

    If the article link is absent from the Article Linker results page it could be due to one of the following reasons:

    • Your library does not subscribe to the full-text for that particular title
    • The publisher of the title may not provide full-text online
    • There is not enough data in the search criteria to trigger an article-level link
    • The provider of the journal does not support OpenURL


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  5. Sometimes there are many options for full-text and journal links. Why?

    The same journal is often available in more than one database.  The Article Linker results page will display the links to all content accessible to the library.

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  6. How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?

    In cases where the Article Linker results page can only take you to the journal's table of contents or a database home page, you will have to browse the table of contents to locate the issue and article you need, or search the database the retrieve the full-text article.

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  7. The Article Linker results page provides an article-level link even though the full-text of the article is not available. Why?

    This can occur for several reasons:

    • Full-text articles are withheld from the online versions of the database by the publisher or author.
    • Metadata appears in a database before the publisher has made the full-text available.
    • Sometimes the coverage dates are not supplied in the library's data, and 360 Link will provide an article link with the hope that your library has access to that date range.


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