Looking for full-text articles?
In most of the library subscription databases, you can limit your search to full-text articles, articles that you can print off the computer.
If you need just one article, limiting your search to full-text might be a good strategy.
When you are doing research for several articles however, you want to keep your options open. If the article you want isn't full-text:
- it may be full-text in another one of the library's databases.
- it may be available in print in the library.
- it may be requested through Interlibrary Loan in which case it will be emailed to you.
You want to be able to see and consider those citations, and weigh convenience and content. Sometimes the best content may take you a little longer to find, but the quality of that article is worth the extra investment of time.
Be cautious about limiting your search to only full-text in one database. You will kick out all links to possible full-text in the other 59 databases you have access to. You will also kick-out citations to articles the library has in print format, as well as articles you could request via Interlibrary Loan.