Answered By: Beth Price
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2024     Views: 890

A full text article is one that you can access immediately through a link that says "PDF Full Text," "HTML Full Text," "View Full Text at…", “Full Text Finder” or something similar.

Here are several ways to find and access full text articles:

  1. Search Articles, Books & More on the Library Home page:

This is an all-inclusive search of resources Webster University Libraries subscribes to or owns.

One click searches the majority of our resources!

On the left side of your results page you can limit to full text by checking “Full Text Online”   


Your results are now limited to full text articles, ebooks, eAudio and eVideo*. Click on any of the full text links to be taken to the full text article. Below are examples of full text links:

a. HTML or PDF Full Text link image example

b. View Full Text at publisher generic image example[publisher], e.g.View Full Text at ScienceDirect example image

c. Full Text Finder link image example

As mentioned, eBooks will also be included in your results. The link for ebooks looks like this

eBook link example image

*Use the Source Type limiter on the left of the results page to limit to text only, i.e. Academic Journals, Magazines, eBooks, etc., if desired.


  1. Search specific databases:

Searching Articles, Books, and More will search the majority of our resources, but you may also choose to search our databases individually via the big blue "Databases" button on our homepage. Clicking on that button will provide a list of every database the library subscribes to. Most of our databases provide access to full text articles. 

Databases button example image


3. Search a specific journal: 

You may also choose to search the list of journals, magazines and newspaper titles the library subscribes. The big blue "Journals & Magazines A-Z" button on our homepage will do this for you! Search for a publication title tto find a list of where you can access full text of the publication, and what years are available in full-text.

Note - this feature searches publication titles, not article titles or text of articles. 

Journals and Magazines A to Z button


4. Citation Search:

     If you have citation information for a specific article try our Citation Search


          5. Interlibrary Loan:

If you find an article to which the library does not have access to full text, you will see a link that says “Request via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)”.

Request via Interlibrary Loan link example image

While we cannot guarantee we can get the article, we will attempt to get it for you from other libraries around the world. For more information on interlibrary loan see How do I request an article through ILLiad/Interlibrary Loan.


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