Frequently Asked Questions

How can I limit my searches to articles that I can print online?

Answer:

There are two approaches for finding full text articles online through the Libraries' web page:

  1. If you need to identify articles on a specific topic, you can search article indexes that will connect you to the online full-text of the article when available.
  2. If you want to find out whether we subscribe to a specific journal online, or would like to browse through our electronic journals in a subject area, you can search MNCAT or the E-Journals page for electronic journals by title.

FINDING FULL TEXT ARTICLES IN ARTICLE INDEXES
To find a list of article indexes which contain the full text of articles online:

  1. From the Libraries' home page, (http://www.lib.umn.edu/), under "Articles and More," click on "Select an Index".
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/indexes.phtml

Some indexes listed on this page contain only full text articles; others provide full text for a limited number of articles they index. If you want to search for full text articles only in indexes that contain limited full text, you may need to limit your search.


For example, here is how to limit your search to full text articles in Academic Search Premier:

  1. On either the Basic Search or Advanced Search pages you can conduct a keyword search by keying your search terms into the FIND box.
  2. Underneath the search form you'll see a section labeled Limit Your Results. Click the box next to Full Text.
  3. Click the "Search" button

FINDING FULL TEXT ARTICLES IN ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
You can also find full text articles online through our collection of electronic journals. To access electronic journals:

  1. From the Libraries' home page (http://www.lib.umn.edu), click on "E-journals".
  2. From here you can search the Libraries e-journals holdings in three ways - by browsing through titles available in broad subject areas, by searching for a specific journal title, or by browsing the Libraries' holdings by publisher/vendor.

 

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