Q. How do I access the full text of an article from a database?


Full-text options will vary by database. These strategies will help you access full text in general across our resources.

1. After searching a database accessed from the library's website, look for a PDF button or icon. Often this will be on the left or right hand side of the screen depending on the database.

2. If you don't see a PDF button or icon, try looking for a "Find it @ CSUDH Lib" gray button. This will search our full-text options for anywhere we might have the article (such as another database) in a separate page.

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3. If we have the journal article you'll see a link directly to the full text.


4. If we don't have the journal article you'll instead be directed to use our Interlibrary Loan services to request a copy.

If you need help accessing full text or finding a specific article, ask a librarian.


  • Last Updated Sep 22, 2017
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  • Answered By Carolyn Caffrey Gardner

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