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With a Citation

If you have the full citation to an article, there are a few ways to check for full-text access to it.

Option One: Quick Search Box

  1. Try the title of the article in the Quick Search box on the library's homepage. If we have access, the article should appear towards the top of the search results. Then, look for and select links that will lead to the full text of the article.
  2. If you don't see the article in your results, look to the left and click the box to "Expand My Results." You should see the article in your results. Click any links you see to "Request it." (This will prompt you to request the article through Cline Library's Document Delivery service. In a day or two, you should get an email that the article PDF is available for you to download.)

Option Two: Citation Linker

  1. Select the "Find by Citation" link located under the Quick Search Box
  2. Using the form, fill in at least the journal name, date, volume, issue number, and the page the article starts on -- or, fill in the DOI if you have it.
  3. If Cline Library has the article, you should be taken directly to that article.
  4. If not, click "Sign In"  then enter you NAU or CCC login information.
  5. Select "Request Articles" to order the article through Cline Library's Document Delivery (DDS) service.

Option Three: Google Scholar

Google Scholar Find@NAU link

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Type the title of the article in the search box. If you find the article, look to the right for a direct link to the PDF or else a link to Find@NAU
  3. If Cline Library has the article, you should be taken directly to that article.
  4. If not, click "Sign In"  then enter you NAU or CCC login information.
  5. Select "Request Articles" to order the article through Cline Library's Document Delivery (DDS) service.

Without a Citation

Sometimes you have a partial citation and you need the full citation to track down the article or cite it. The best way to find the full citation is to search Google using the information you have. Enter the author, words from the article title, and date, if you have this information. In your search results, you'll probably find a website showing more citation details, such as journal title, publisher, issue, page numbers, etc.