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SOCY U341 Sociology of Families: Full Text Finder

What is Full Text Finder?

Our library subscribes to hundreds of databases from a variety of companies. These databases don't always link well with one another. If a particular database you are searching returns only the abstract (but not full text) of an article, it may seem the full text is not available. In reality, the full text might be found in another database we get from another company. Full Text Finder is a way to link you to the entire article when possible, even when a database may indicate it is not available. 

Full Text Finder Video

Using Full Text Finder

If you need the full text of an article but only have a citation, or an abstract, you can use Full Text Finder to track down the article. Simply enter the title of the Journal (NOT the title of the article) in the search box and click "Search".  If the article is available in full text within any database Upstate subscribes to, you will see results returned.  If Upstate does not have access, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request a copy of the article.  Journal articles requested through ILL often arrive within a week; books requested through ILL can take up to three weeks to arrive.  Plan accordingly.