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Why didn't I find the full text of the article, even though an option to see the full text appeared in Check for Full Text @ JMU?

Several things can interfere with the Check for Full Text @ JMU linking capability:

  • If the article is a review or letter that is not separately listed in the full text database, it may be there, but not linkable. Try browsing to that journal issue, either through Check for Full Text @ JMU or Periodical Locator (also available through Check for Full Text @ JMU).  

  • If there are punctuation marks or special characters such as "&" in the title of the article, try searching without the words in punctuation marks, replacing the "&" with "and," or searching by the name of the author.

  • Subtitles can be a problem. Try searching with the subtitle removed and/or with only the subtitle.

  • Sometimes the research database transfers incorrect information to the system. If one doesn't work, try another full-text option (if there is more then one available), or use the Search JMU Libraries option in the Check for Full Text @ JMU menu to see if the journal is available in the Libraries.

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