How do I find the full-text of a specific article?


There are several ways to find the full text of an article. 

1. For a journal article, the fastest method is by searching the title in Google Scholar. Make sure Lucy Scribner Library is listed as one of your libraries. If the full-text is available, you should see a link to the right of the citation.

2. For newspaper and magazine articles or journal articles that you can't find in Google Scholar, use the library's Journals search, which identifies if the library has the full-text, and if so, provides a link to it.

For example, to find a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, search the words Harvard Business Review. From the databases listed, select the database with the appropriate dates of coverage, in this case, Business Source Complete. You can then search within that work for your specific article or look it up by date/volume/issue.

The Journal Search Screen with the words "Harvard Business Review" typed in the main search box, a record for Harvard Business Review is on the results page with several databases underneath it, an arrow points to Business Source Complete



  • Last Updated Jun 06, 2024
  • Views 73
  • Answered By

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 1 0

Contact Us

One-On-One Consultations

Schedule an appointment using our Research Help Request form.

You can also email your subject librarian to schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment.


Research Help Desk

Summer 2024 

In-person desk hours will be available during summer session II (July 2nd - August 2nd) from 10:00am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday.  

When a librarian is not at the Research Help desk, please stop by the Circulation desk to be connected with an available librarian in the building.