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Upward Bound- History: How to Get the Full Text

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Introduction to Online Databases  (2:00)  

Search Strategies for  Finding Articles  (3:50)  

Finding Full-Text Articles  (2:46)  

The Different Types of Articles (Magazines, Journals and Newspapers)  (4:40)  

Scholarly Articles  (3:09)


    How to Get the Full Text

    • When you want the full-text (an entire copy) of an article, you must look for a PDF link.
    • Notice that the first item in the list is available in full-text, as indicated by the PDF link inside the star
    • Not all articles are available in full-text
      • Notice the second article in the list below; there is no PDF icon

    • Just because you can't find a PDF link for an article doesn't mean you should give up
    • Check to see if it's available in another database by clicking the link next to the UTEP icon, pictured above inside the rectangle

    • Pictured above is the WebBridge
      • It searches UTEP's other databases to see if the article is available in full text elsewhere.
      • In this case, the article is available in either of the two databases (inside the rectangles
    • Click the link to either database to be taken to the article there


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