Answered By: Jon Allinder
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2020     Views: 14520

Getting the full text of an article can mean different things, depending on what you are trying to do.

Below are various ways to locate and access the full text of an article.

If you have the citation information (or reference citation) for a specific article:

How do I find an exact or specific article in the Library if I have the reference citation?


If you are searching for articles on a topic in the Library databases: 

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.

Some databases include results that may be available in full text somewhere else in the Library. These have a blue Find @ Walden button. 


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



 If you are using Google Scholar: 

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.

Tip: 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 the full text of the article you found is not in the Walden Library:     

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

Learn how to request full text with our Document Delivery Service (DDS).



 If you can 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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