What Does Full Text Finder Do?
Full Text Finder (FTF) will help you find out if the full text of an article you have found is available. It can tell you which journals are available:
Use FTF when you already know the citation information (journal, date, pages) for the article you are trying to find.
Do not use this tool if you are trying to find articles. Use one of our research resources for that kind of search.
Is it time to use Interlibrary Loan?
If the library does not have your article online or in print, you can request a copy by using our Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form. You will know that we don't have your article, and that it is time to use Interlibrary Loan when:
Do you have time for Interlibrary Loan?
These are averages! Since other libraries are involved, we cannot guarantee how long the process will take. To be safe, you should allow at least a week.
Suppose you have a citation for an article published in the July 2010 Philosophy of Science journal. Can you get this article online in full-text, or find a print version in the library's Periodical Collection?
Note: Sometimes the article you want will not fall in the range of available years. This means that we do not have online, full text access to it. If FTF gives a link to the library's print collection, you can see if we have the issue in print (see below).
There are some publications that are not available online, but are available in the library in print or on microfilm. Full Text Finder can tell you where to find these publications. When you click on "Full Text Access" under the journal title in FTF, you might see either:
These links will take you into the Library Catalog. Scroll down the record and you will see entries describing the years that are available in print and/or microfilm. Look at the date ranges. If the date of your article falls into the range of dates in our collection, then the library has your article in one of these formats.
Example: If you search for the journal Nature in FTF, you will see that it is available in both print and microfilm formats (depending on the year)--plus several online databases.