Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2016     Views: 37

Finding full text online

Many of our journals are available online, but not all of them. To find out if a particular journal is available full-text online, enter its name in the Compass Catalog search box on the library's homepage,  The entry will have "Online Access"  and an "Access Online" option in the entry, indicating that it is available online. Click the "Access Online" option to see the names of the database(s) that contain that journal full-text and the years of coverage available.  Click on the database with the range you need to access the journal for the given date range.

Learn more about finding full-text articles on our Research Guide  Article Linker: Getting to Online Full Text.

Why aren’t all articles available in full-text?

Access is negotiated with publishers and database vendors, and not all are willing to participate in providing electronic access. In some cases the cost of online access is prohibitive for us. The library must decide how to best provide access to critical materials, given the constraints of cost, equipment, and use.