Answered By: Daniel Fitzroy
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2021     Views: 6

Full Text Finder Button

When you are searching in our databases, you will often see links to the PDF or HTML full text of the resource; however, sometimes the databases do not have direct access to the full text. When this happens, you will see a "Full Text Finder" button that looks like this:

Full Text Finder

If you need a particular resource and you see this button, click on the button to see if we have the full text somewhere else. After clicking the button, one of three things will happen:

  1. You will be brought directly to the full text
  2. You will be brought to a page with a link to the full text
  3. If there is no full text available, you will be brought to a page with a "Request this item" link.

Direct to Full Text

After clicking on the Full Text Finder button, the service may find the full text in another database and will redirect you directly to the full text.

Direct to Full Text

Full Text Link

After clicking on the Full Text Finder button, the service will often find the full text in another resource, and you be brought to a page with a link to the full text. Simply follow the link to the full text.

Full Text Link

Request Full Text

Sometimes we do not have access to the full text of a resource. When you click on the Full Text Finder button and the service finds no full text access, it will bring you to a page with a "Request this item" link. Simply click on the link, login to your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account with your SHU credentials, and you will come to a pre-populated request form for the item that you are looking for. Submit the form and we will try to get it for you from another library.

Request this item link

If you have any questions about Full Text Finder, please feel free to contact us.

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