Answered By: Michelle Gravelle
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018     Views: 1147

To find full-text articles you can start either from our website or from within individual databases. This applies to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Finding full-text articles on the Library Website

  1. Navigate to the library website.
  2. Type your keywords (subject, title, author, etc.) and press Go.
  3. Add limits on the results page. We recommend:
    • Full Text Online, and 
    • Articles (and/or Newspaper Articles, depending on your needs)

Your results should now have full-text articles. Access articles from anywhere with your Seneca username and password.


Finding full-text articles within databases

  1. Find a database. You can do this either through a subject guide or the database list.
  2. Log in with your Seneca username and password. You'll open a search screen on login.
  3. Input your keywords.
  4. Look for a Full-text check box or limit. You may need to submit your search first. Often these limits are located underneath the search box or on the left-side of the results page.

    e.g. In the image below, this database shows us two options for limiting to full-text content on our results page, and full-text articles are easily identified by a Full-text label.


Keep in mind that every database is different, but many do have full-text availability.

Need some help? Stop by the Library Service Desk at your campus for a quick search tutorial with a staff member, or make a research appointment with a librarian.

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