Q. What is Full Text Finder?

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Full Text Finder is a library service that provides links to full text articles based on citation information. 

This service often appears as a link integrated into several academic search platforms including ArticlesPlus, PubMed, and Google Scholar (click for examples).  Once clicked, the link will open a Full Text Finder page. The page often provides multiple links to the same full text article, which may be available from multiple publishers or providers, as well as links to additional services from OU Libraries.

Below is an example of a typical Full Text Finder page you might encounter, with a key explaining its features:

 

Example of a Full Text Finder page from OU Libraries

 

A. Full Text Options - Use these links to visit pages that provide a full text version of the cited article.  An article may be available through multiple content providers, each with a unique website.  The article may be available directly on the site (HTML form) or available for download as a PDF, depending on the provider. 

B. Report Linking Issues - Use this link to quickly report any issues encountered.  The link directs to an auto-filled form that can be submitted with just two clicks.  Submissions help OU Libraries staff identify recurring access issues.

C. Catalog Search - Use these links to search for the journal title (but not the specific article) in traditional library catalogs.  Links are available for journal title and ISSN searches in both OU's ALICE catalog and the OhioLINK online catalog.

D. Interlibrary Loan - If no full text links are available, or the links provided don't work, you can use this link to place an interlibrary loan (ILL) request.  The link will direct you to an auto-filled form that is sent to the OU Libraries' ILL staff, who can request a copy of the article from another institution.  You can learn more about ILL services here.

E. Chat - If you would like immediate help, you can use this chat icon to speak directly with an OU Libraries staff member

  • Last Updated Dec 06, 2019
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  • Answered By Seth Sisler

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