Tuesday May 21, 2013
Library Hours: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Eastern Michigan University Library
What is FindText+ and how do I use it?
FindText+ is a tool that lets you access the full-text of an article. In many of the library's databases, you will see either or near your results. (The position will vary according to the database.)
Clicking either the icon or the link will take you to one of the following three types of results screens (click on one of the images to jump to detailed instructions for retrieving an article's full-text from that particular screen):
- The full-text of the article
- A database results screen
- A FindText+ screen listing options for retrieval
If the full-text of your article appears, congratulations, you're done! (Note that on many of the pages, you will have to look for a link that will supply the PDF or HTML full-text of the article.)
Not the right article? If this happens, simply click the "Check for alternate sources" link at the top of the page to be transported to a FindText+ screen listing additional options for retrieval.
If you are transported to a database results screen, scan the results for your article. You may have to access the item's detailed record by clicking on its title. Look for a PDF or full-text icon to access the full-text of the article.
Didn't work? Want to try another option? Simply click the "Check for alternate sources" link at the top of the page to be transported to a FindText+ screen listing additional options for retrieval.
If you arrive at the FindText+ screen from a link on a database results screen, it generally means that the text of the article is NOT available online, but that the text:
- may be in the library building in either print or microformat;
- may be requested from another library, at no cost to you, via our Interlibrary Loan service.
The FindText+ screen lists the following useful information (if applicable):
- Citation—This heading supplies information that you need to properly cite the article in your work. You are able to e-mail the information or export it to popular bibliographic management tools (See the library's Citing Sources page for additional information).
- Full-text options—This heading lists all of the options (electronic and print) that are available for retrieving the full-text of your article. Clicking a link will attempt to retrieve the full-text from the selected option.
- Library print holdings—Clicking the links will take you to the library catalog entry for the particular journal in which your article appears. You are able to search by either the ISSN, a unique identifier assigned to all journals, or the journal title. NOTE: the ISSN is a more reliable search, as multiple journals may have similar titles.
- How to request from another library—If EMU does not have your article, use this link to request it via Interlibrary Loan (See the library's Interlibrary Loan page for additional information).
- Additional help—If you have questions, you can talk with a librarian (24 hours a day/7 days per week) directly from the "Ask-A-Librarian Now" link. Problems with FindText+? Please report them to us by using the "Report to the EMU Library" link.