Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Wednesday September 24, 2014

Library Hours: 7:30am - 12:00am

Eastern Michigan University Library

Using FindText+

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 FindText+ icon link or FindText+ text link 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):

Full-text

Screenshot of full-text article retrieved via FindText+

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.

Screenshot of FindText+ banner used to access additional retrieval options

Database Screen

Screenshot of database search screen retrieved from FindText+

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.

Screenshot of FindText+ banner used to access additional retrieval options

FindText+ Screen

Screenshot of FindText+ results screen

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:

  1. may be in the library building in either print or microformat;
  2. may be requested from another library, at no cost to you, via our Interlibrary Loan service.

The FindText+ screen includes:

  • Citation — This section supplies information that you need to properly cite the article in your work.
  • Available Online — If this section appears, it lists all of the online options for getting the full-text of your article. If an Article link is not available, use the Journal link and then search or browse the journal website for the article you need.
  • Not Available Online — If this note appears, use the options below to check for other ways to get the full-text of your article.
    • Try finding it in the library building — Use these links to search the library catalog and find out if the journal in which your article appears is available in print or microform in the library. 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.
    • If EMU Library does not own — Use the Request via Interlibrary Loan link to obtain the item. (See Interlibrary Loan 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.