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Using GET IT to Find Full-text Articles

How do you find full-text articles?   Use GET IT! Use the database of your choice, run a search, view results, and the GET IT link is usually on the results page. GET IT  connects to the library’s electronic journal collections.


Here's an article from the ERIC database:


There’s no PDF or HTML full-text link, so how do you see if the full-text is available from our collections?

Click the blue GET IT link in the upper right hand corner.

Once you click GET IT, this screen appears.

In the brown shaded area you see information about the article including the title, author, and journal name.

In the middle the gold ARTICLE link appears if we have online access to the article. Click the gold button. 


 Sometimes you need to click another link in order to see the full-text. In this case, click the Download PDF button in the upper left to see the full-text.


Here is the full-text of the article. You can print it, save it, or just read it online.


We don’t have all of the articles available online, so when you click the GET IT button, you might see a screen like this: 

Sorry, but we don't seem to have an online version of this item.

Please see additional options below for finding this journal.

Step 1: Find it in print

Step 2: Get it from another library

Step 3: Ask A Librarian



 Click that link to see if we have the article in print. GET IT links to the Library Catalog to see if the article is available in print. If the title appears, then find the call number and retrieve the journal article from the 4th floor of the library. If we don't have a print version of the title, this screen appears.




Use Interlibrary Loan to get a copy of the article from another library. It’s free for you but it does take time.



If you have any questions, please ask a librarian for assistance.




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