Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017     Views: 3615

Getting the full text, or entire content, of an article can mean different things, depending on what you are trying to do. Below you'll find information on various ways that you can access the full text of an article.


Do you have the citation information (or reference) for a specific article you're trying to find in full text?

Learn how to find an exact article.




Are you searching for articles on a topic in the Library databases and want to find the full text of your results? 

Most databases are automatically set to limit to full-text results. Look for a PDF or HTML full text link and click on it to open the article.

Learn more about the database full-text limits and some database exceptions.

Some databases include results that may be available in full text somewhere else in the Library. These have a blue Find at Walden button. Here is an image of what the button looks like:


When you see this button in the databases, you can click on it to see if the full text of an article is available.

Learn more about the Find at Walden button.




Are you using Google Scholar and want to access full-text articles?

If you click directly on the title of an article in Google Scholar, oftentimes it will take you to the publisher's website where they will ask you to purchase the article.

If you access Google Scholar from our webpage it will automatically connect to the Walden Library databases. 

Note: If you access Google Scholar directly from the internet you will have to follow the steps to manually connect Google Scholar to the Walden Library. This connection is erased when you clear your cache and cookies, and will need to be redone.




Is the full text of the article you found not in the Walden Library?      

Learn how to use other libraries to find full-text articles.

Learn more about our Document Delivery Service (DDS).




Can you see the PDF but can't get the article to download or appear on your screen?

Check our PDF help guide or check our other technical troubleshooting help.



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