And now… the third and final installment in this series, Extending Your Research.
Getting the Full Text
If you are completely unsuccessful in finding the full text of an article, even after trying the databases in Part 1, your library’s resource, and anywhere else you can think of… there is still hope. Sometimes – sometimes – you can still get the text from somewhere else.
- Remember: It is not some sort of debate crime to quote the abstract. If that’s all you can access, don’t be afraid to use it. You may be missing most of the good quotes, but don’t let that prevent you from working with what you’ve got.
- Try going to the website of the journal it appears in. Sometimes you can access it directly.
- Try to find the full text through direct web searching…
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