This video describes how to use the library's "FindIT!" tool to locate the full text of an article or document.

Video Transcript:

This video describes how to use FindIt to locate the full text of a document.

When you do a search in a library database, sometimes you will see a direct link to the full text of the document. When there is no full text link, you will see the FindIt button.  FindIt provides tools for accessing or requesting the full text.

When you click on FindIt, you will see all the possible options for accessing the document.  Sometimes you will see more options than others depending on availability.

For example, if you wanted this article in Journal of Research in International Education, there is one database identified that should have a direct link to the article.  Just click on the link and look for the PDF or HTML icon.

If there is no direct link, there may be other options including the ability to browse to the document.

For example, FindIt provides a link to the archive of all online issues for the Journal of Research in International Education. Simply browse to the correct issue of the journal to locate and download the full text of the article.

If Full Text Finder is the first option listed, click on the Full Text Finder link to see if the library subscribes to the journal online.  Then browse to the correct issue of the journal.

If the journal is not available online, local students should check NovaCat to see if the journal is available in print.

If the document is unavailable from any of the above sources, you can scroll down to the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery option and use ILLiad to request the document through the NSU Libraries at no cost.

If you are having problems using FindIt, remember to check with the NSU Libraries’ reference desk. The reference librarians will be happy to help you!

FindIT! Online Help Guide