Answered By: Loretta Spangler
Last Updated: May 27, 2020     Views: 7

Your result list gives you a list of articles that match your search terms, and the fact they are on the list means only that they are indexed by that database. Some of them are available online in full text, but not all of them are. It depends on whether Hoover Library has a subscription to the journal containing the article, and whether the journal is available online or in print only.

If full text is available, you should be able to access it without clicking on the article title. Look for one (sometimes two) icons right on the result list page, underneath the article's title and description. The icons/links will say "HTML Full Text" and/or "PDF Full Text"; click on one or the other.

If neither of those links is present, there may be a link that says "Check for full text access". That is trickier, because often it will take you to the Hoover catalog, where you then have to search for the journal, which we may have in print. Often, online access to journals that are also available in print is delayed for up to two years, in order to protect the publisher's income stream from the print versions. If you run into this, feel free to contact us about the specific article, and we will help figure out whether Hoover has the article in print form and how we can get it to you.

You can also use ILL (interlibrary loan) to request articles that do not show any text access at all.

And of course, feel free to contact us with any question you may have about a specific article that is problematic.

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