Finding the Full Text of an Article

Searching Library Databases


If you find an article citation in a database but cannot find the full text of the article, select Find It. Find It searches for the article across all library databases. It will either link you to the full text of the article, or if it is unavailable, it will direct you to a page to request the article via Interlibrary Loan.

Screenshot of a journal article search and its citation information, including title, authors, publication date, volume and issue numbers, page numbers, the DOI, part of the summary, and subject terms. The "Find It" button is enclosed by a red rectangle to show its location on the page. The example also includes an icon of a piece of paper with a magnifying glass and a file folder with a "plus sign" in the middle. Next to the "Find It" button is an icon for PlumX Metrics.

Searching Google Scholar


If you find an article citation in Google Scholar and you have connected your account to the University Libraries, select Find it @ UNR. Find it @ UNR searches for the article in the library databases.

Screenshot of the "Find It @ UNR" button, which is enclosed by a red rectangle to show its location on the page. The article result shows the following sections of the citation with their associated text: Title, Authors, Publication, Publication Date, and a URL.

Searching Library Search


In Library Search, refine your results to full text online items by selecting the Available Online filter.

Screenshot of the "Availability" filter in Library Search. The filter "Available Online" is enclosed by a red rectangle to show its location on the page. There is also a black checkbox next to "Available online" which indicates it is selected. The example includes other filter choices: "Peer-reviewed Journals," "Open Access," and "Held by library."

If an item is not available online or in print, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. See Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries for more information.