Locating Full Text Articles

Tips on locating full-text articles:

  • If you are affiliated with a university as a student or faculty member, check with the university library to see what resources you might have access to.
  • Sometimes academic programs will provide access to adjunct faculty or clinical faculty members as a benefit.
  • If you belong to a professional organization, check to see what you might have access to as a benefit of membership. For example:
    • Members of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) have access to full-text articles through the Open Door portal on the APTA website.
    • In Oregon, RNs and other licensed health professionals have access to the Oregon Health Sciences University Library  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/orhp.cfm
  • Try the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s data base, PubMed.
    • Go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
    • Citations from searches may include access to full-text content.
    • See the “Using PubMed” column on the left side of the page. There is a link called “Full Text Articles.” Look for “How to Get the Journal Article” which will take you to some suggestions. There is even a You Tube Tutorial on getting articles.
  • You might try a search on Google Scholar, keeping in mind the limitations of this strategy. Journals or periodicals that are open access may have a link to full-text or at least a link to the abstract. Keep in mind that what you can access on this site is at least years old, so newer resources are not available.

If anyone has other methods that have proven useful for this, we would love to hear about them so we can update this list periodically. Send you thoughts to info@aasphm.org.

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