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Explains the steps to find an article online (full text) or in print when you are in a database, or have a citation.
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

When You Are in a Database Print Page

1) When You are in a Database

1. When you are in a database, you will often see one of the screens below:
         [These are from EBSCO database; use the Database Examples tab above for different examples]

2. If you see the PDF Full Text graphic, click on it and the article should open.

3.  If not, click on the Find It or View It@ Sac State link, or the Check availability from other CSUS subscription.....

4. Which takes you to another screen of potential choices:

Finding full text options image

5. Click on one of the Full text available at  options. The link will do one of the following:

  • Open the article
  • Open an abstract of the article [from which you will need to look for the PDF or html of the complete article]
  • Display a table of contents for a journal
  • Open thu Library Catalog and display the years that we have for the journal (not the article).

NOTE: This example is from an EBSCO Database....not all records will have this format. Go to the tab for Database Examples to find how it will appear in a specific database. 


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