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Does the Library@VIU have the journal I need?: Finding a full text article from a reference

How to use the Journals search and "Where can I get this item" to find full text sources from article citations.


Working through this guide will assist you to:

  • Determine if VIU Library has full text (subscription) access to a particular article
  • Locate the full text article online or in print if subscription access is available
  • Order the article from another library if subscription access is not available

Three Good Tools

When you have found a reference to a journal article that you would like to track down in full text, there are a couple of tools you can use to find out if the VIU Library has subscription access to the journal in which the article is published.

Journals A-Z is the most efficient tool to use when you have found a reference to a journal article from a course reading list, or a bibliography in a book or another article, and want to track it down.

"Where can I get this item?" links are the most efficient way to track down full text articles when you find citations for articles in an article database search.

Interlibrary loan is a process for obtaining articles to which the VIU Library does not have access - by getting them in for you from another library.

Follow the tabs along the top of this guide to learn more about these tools.


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