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Accessing Article Full Text

This guide walks you through accessing full text articles available through AU Libraries

Finding Article Full Text

When you find an article in a database, you will see a few options for accessing the full text:

HTML Full Text and PDF Full Text icons in academic search premierA sheet of paper with a red bar across the top icon with the text "Linked Full Text"Blue and green circle icon next to the words "Full Text Finder"

HTML Full Text and PDF Full Text both mean that you will be able to view and download the full text of an article from that specific database. 

Linked Full Text means that that specific database does not have the full text; however they have linked to it through another database or the publisher's website. You will be redirected to this secondary location to download the full text.

Full Text Finder is Auburn University's way of linking to full text. When you see this icon, the specific database you're searching in does not have the full text; however, by using the Full Text Finder, you will see if any of Auburn's other databases have the full text.