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Obtaining Materials: Articles

When you know what you need, here's how to get it.

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.

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  • 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.

Full Text Available Online

**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 ( to complete the request.

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  • 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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