There may be a time when you are asked to pay for full text access by a publisher. Please don't. The library can usually get the article for you for free. Please Ask Dana for help if you run into this problem.
Finding full text can be a little confusing. If you need help or if you have questions, please Ask Dana for assistance. Someone will respond to you ASAP.
[NOTE: You must connect to a library database via the Dana Health Sciences Library in order for the Find it@UVM button described in this guide to appear.]
Step 1. Run your search and select a citation for an article that you would like to read
Step 2. Check to see if there is a PDF icon or some other indication that the full text is attached to that record. If there is, click it to view the full text.
Step 3. If not, look for the Find it@UVM button. The location varies from database to database. In this example, it is located on the left-hand side of the record.
Step 4. Click on the Find it@UVM button. A new tab or window will open up. If Dana Health Sciences Library subscribes to the journal, you should be taken to the article on the journal publisher's web site. You will then need to locate and click on the PDF link there in order to read the article.
In some instances, you may be taken to a different library database instead of the publisher's website. Simply click the PDF button to read the article.
What If I Don't See a Find it@UVM Button?
There are a small number of databases, most notably PubMed, that do not display the Find it@UVM button on the search results page. To see it, you must first click on the article title to open the full record. Then look for a PDF icon (or some other link to full text) or the Find it@UVM button as you see here:
What If There Is No Full Text?
If Dana Health Sciences Library does not have full text access to the article, a different window will appear that looks like this:
The library can attempt to get a copy of the article you need through Interlibrary Loan. Simply click the Dana Health Sciences Library Interlibary Loan Service link and fill out the form that appears. We will contact you when your article is available.
If you can't get to the full text or if the Interlibrary Loan screen does not appear, please Ask Dana for help.
Click on each question to read the answer.
Q. I've looked but I can't find a Find it @ UVM button. Where is it?
Q. I clicked on the Find it @ UVM button but my article didn't appear. Instead, it looks like the table of contents from the most recent issue of the journal. What do I do now?
Q. I've checked and it looks like my article isn't available in full text. What do I do now?