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NIU Library Tutorials: Locating the Full Text of Articles

Locating the Full Text

Finding the full text of articles can be challenging, but NIU Libraries has a couple tricks that can help.

  • If you are using a database or Google Scholar, use the  FIND IT  icon (View IT @ NIU in Google Scholar) to connect to the full text at NIU or order the material via Inter-Library Loan.
  • If you know the citation information for the material, use Citation Linker to connect to the full text at NIU. 

Accessing Full Text Articles Video

Access the Full Text Using FIND IT Guide

Connect Google Scholar to full text from NIU Libraries

Did you know that you can link Google Scholar to full text of materials from Northern Illinois University Libraries? Here’s how:

Google Scholar Settings with arrows pointing where to click to setup full text links. Use instructions below.

  1. In Google Scholar, use the menu button on the upper left-hand corner of the screen to navigate to Settings.
  2. Click on Library Links.
  3. Search for Northern Illinois University.
  4. Check off “Northern Illinois University - View It @ NIU"
  5. Save.

Your search results will now include “View It @ NIU” links. For more information about using View IT @ NIU to access full text, see Using FIND IT to Access the Full Text.

Using a Citation to Find an Article Video

Access the Citation Linker