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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:

The record for an article in ProQuest's 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, you will be immediately taken to the full-text article if OU has access to it. Your screen may look something like this with the article on the left and a link resolver window on the right. 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 PDF.


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

The full-text PDF of a downloaded article.

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:

A page on the Kresge Library website indicating no online access to item.

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.

The Kresge Library catalog with a
Search resulted in no hits.

If you are confident you have typed the search correctly, please search MeLCat to find other libraries that have this item.


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

The logon page for ILLiad interlibrary loan.


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

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