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How Do I Get Full-Text Articles?

How do I get full-text electronic articles?

If you want to find a full-text article you may be able to limit your search results to only full-text articles when you search your article database e.g.:

image of full text check box limit

Otherwise, once you have your search results, look for some kind of an HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text icon and link. These will take you to the full text of the article e.g.:

image of HTML and PDF full text links and icons

If there is no full-text limit or HTML/PDF icon and link, look for a Check for Full Text button:


Click on that button. On the next screen you can connect to the full text of the article if we have access to it, or you can ask the Library staff to find it for you.

How do I get full-text print articles?

If your article is not available electronically, the Library may have it in print - use Discover to find out if this is the case:

  1. Use the reference for your article to find the name of the journal that the article is published in. For example, this article is published in the New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research:
    Macfarquhar, C., & Tooley, S.T. (2009). Business reporting: Financial analyst’s expectations for management disclosures. New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research, 7(1), 1-23.

  2. Search Discover using the name of the journal. If the Library has it in print you will see a display like this:

    Discover display for a print journal

    Hint: a hyphen after a date (e.g. v.1 (2002) - ) means that the Library has all issues of that journal from that starting date to the present.

  3. Distance Students: click on the journal title to go to the full display. In the left-hand column, click on Distance Students - Request an article from this journal, log in and fill out the form and we’ll send you a copy.
    Internal Students & Staff: If the journal is available at your campus library, use the call number and location to go the shelf and find your volume, number and page. You can then photocopy or scan your article.
    If the journal is available at another Massey campus library we can supply a copy free of charge.

  4. Try it:

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