Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018     Views: 27646

If you've found that perfect article, and the full text isn't linked with it (or it isn't free), try these steps:

  1. Use the APUS journal search to double-check for the article in our library's databases. Click here for step-by-step search instructions.  (Why do this?  We may have access to a journal through more than one database, and the journal search is the best way to find out.)  
  2. Next, try Google Scholar
    • Type (or copy and paste) the article title into the Google Scholar search box.  Double-check your spelling, and type quotation marks around the entire title for the quickest match. 
    • Click the search button, and look for PDF or HTML links next to each title in your search results.   (Note:  if a publisher website asks you to pay to view an article, then move on to step 3.)
  3. If you don't see the article you need in steps 1 or 2, then you can submit an interlibrary loan request It's a free service, and the article will be emailed to you. Click here to submit an article request.  (Note:  change the radio button from Book to Article!)

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