If I do a search for articles in a CSUSM library database and find one I would like to read in full what would I need to do to see the entire article?

  • There are different links that you may encounter in our databases which allow you to read the article in full, such as Get it! at CSUSMPDF Full Text, and HTML Full Text.
  • To demonstrate this, a search for an article is shown in the image below. Arrows on the image point out two of the possible links you might encounter: Get it! at CSUSM and PDF Full Text.

 

Image shows EBSCOhost results list with arrows pointing to HTML Full Text, PDF Full text and Get it! at CSUSM and a callout box that reads, "Arrows indicate links for either Get it at CSUSM or PDF Full Text."
 

 


If your article shows a Get it! at CSUSM link follow these steps below. If you need PDF Full Text directions scroll down to the next section. 

  • From the article entry OR from the list of article results: Click on the Get it! at CSUSM link. Note: This is a three click process.  

 

EBSCOhost title showing arrow pointing to Get it! at CSUSM icon at title level.  There is a callout box on the other side of the arrow that reads, "The Get it link requires you to click on the link shown left."

 

1. You will now be directed to the CSUSM library catalog.

  • Our system works to locate a database that will provide you access to a full text copy of your article (example shown in image below).  
  • Note: occasionally there is NO FULL TEXT available. If so, you can request the full text article via InterLibrary Loan.
  • You will see "Full Text Available at:" besides the databases that provide full text to the articles.
 

 

2. Make your second click on the database link provided. You will be taken to an article entry in the named database. 

EBSCOhost result after clicking on the Get it! at CSUSM, shows link to a database that offers the article.  There is a callout box that reads, "You will now see a link(s) to a database(s) which provides access to the PDF of the article. Click the link."
 

 

3. From the named database article entry, locate a PDF Full text icon. Click three is on the PDF icon to download a copy of the article in full text. Congratulations, you now have the full text of your desired article.

 

Image shows database result for article, arrow indicated where to click to obtain full text.  There is a callout box that reads "Locate the database link allowing you to download the article in full text.  This link location varies by database."
  

If your article shows a PDF Full Text link follow the steps below. 

 

  1. From the article entry OR from the list of article results: Click on the PDF Full Text link. This will download a PDF full text copy of the article for your use.
     
    Image shows article result with the icon to get full text, arrow indicates where to click to get article.  There is a callout box that reads, "When the PDF Full Text link is shown, click to be taken to the article."

 

  1. A second method of obtaining the Full text of the PDF is to click on the title of the article.  You will see the PDF Full Text link on the left hand side.  
Image shows article entry with PDF Full text link, arrow points to link on left hand side of screen.  There is a callout box that reads, "When the PDF Full Text link is shown, click to be taken to the article."

 

 

 

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Answered by: Amanda Kalish | Last updated on: Sep 25, 2020 | Views: Views: 8

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