Answered By: Erin Guldbrandsen
Last Updated: May 24, 2017     Views: 1432

When you see an article in your results with HTML Full Text as the only option, you can save it this way: 

1. Click on the article title or click directly on HTML Full Text or Full Text. 

2. Scroll down on the page that opens to see the full text of the article.


Here is an image of an article that is only available as full text html:

proquest database result shows only full text html option


Now you will see the full text of the article on your screen. 

3. Look for a Save or Download link on the page.

4. Follow the prompts to save the document in HTML format.

Here are two examples of the save button in different databases: 




Note: Be sure the save prompt clearly indicates that you are saving the HTML full text. Otherwise you may only be saving the article citation and abstract. Saving HTML articles varies by database. Not all articles will have HTML full text as an option. Some articles are available in both html and pdf formats. 

Here is an image of an article available in both html and pdf

article with html and pdf format options



  • Newspaper articles are typically only available in html format.
  • Articles found in databases may be available in both formats or only one or the other. 
  • Articles in html format have no page numbers.

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