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Articles from a Database
Full-text articles are available online and in print. Here are the various ways to get to full text articles available from the Furman Libraries.
- If you are looking at the article citation in a database, look for a PDF icon or the "FUll Text?" icon. Clicking on the "FUll Text?" icon will automatically start the search process below looking just for that one article.
- If the full text is available online, you will be provided with a link to the correct database. Often this will take you directly to the article.
**Note: There is often more than one Full Text from . . . link. While any of the links should take you to the article, it is best practice to start from the top and work your way down the list.
- Some articles - particularly in the sciences and psychology - may be found in a resource called ScienceDirect. If it is, the option to "Request full-text from Get it Now (for students and others without a ScienceDirect account)" will appear. Follow this link and use your Furman email address (@furman.edu) to complete the request.
- If we don't have it online, Interlibrary Loan will get a copy from another library or from our print collection. Clicking this link will populate a request form with the citation information for this article once you login to your account. You must have or create an ILLiad account to use this feature.
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ScienceDirect Access & Account Creation
Some journals and books are only accessible through ScienceDirect. While we have access to these materials, it's on an individual basis.
If you are a student and you need the full-text to a journal article or book chapter in ScienceDirect, you can now make a direct request in "Get it Now." Just add the citation information to the Known Article Search and select the "Get the full-text from Get it Now" link. Enter your Furman email address (@furman.edu) and a color PDF of the article will sent to you directly, usually within a few hours. This includes nights and weekends!
If you're a faculty member, you can use the Known Article Search as well. If you would like to get a Furman account to ScienceDirect to download your own articles directly on a pay-per-view basis offered to you by the Furman Libraries, you must contact Paige Dhyne and request that she set up an account on your behalf.