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This guide is created specifically for students in OC's Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

Finding Full-text

Sometimes you will only see the abstract/citation for an article in our databases.   Review the steps below to track down the full-text of the article.

 

1. First, check to make sure that you are not missing the link to a pdf version...sometimes it gets buried! Articles that are full-text in PDF will look like this:

 

2. Unless you have limited your search to "Full Text" only, you will encounter many search results that do NOT have a full-text viewing option within that database.   To find out if Olympic College Libraries have the full-text in another database, click the link "Check for Full Text".

 

If the article IS full text in another database, you will be taken straight to the article in another database:


 

If OC Libraries do not own a copy of the article in any database or format, you will get the following message, and can request an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) for the article instead.  ILLs do not cost you anything, but they make take several days to arrive.  The article will be emailed to you as a pdf document when it arrives.