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How Can I Find Full Text?

Don't let access issues stop your research...

Look for Find It! @OSU button in your database search results to find full text through OSU subscriptions or to request it through Interlibrary Services.

If you are not directly connected to the full text of an article, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Services:

  • For articles that are owned in print somewhere in the OSU Libraries system, they will make a copy for you
  • For articles that are not owned anywhere in the OSU Libraries system, they will request a copy from another library

How Can I Save My Research?

Did you know that you can create a personalized account in each of the databases that you use?  Look in the top right-hand corner for the login link.

Below are a list of some of the most commonly used database accounts and their features:

Account Name Database(s) Features
My NCBI

PubMed

Other NCBI databases

  • Save articles to "Collections"
  • Save searches and set up search alerts
  • Tracks search history across all NCBI resources
MyEBSCOHost

Any EBSCO database

  • Save articles to "Folders"
  • Save searches and set up search alerts
  • One account can be used across all EBSCO databases (e.g. CINAHL, PsycINFO, etc.)
My Scopus Scopus
  • Save articles to "Lists"
  • Save searches and set up search alerts
Embase Account Embase
  • Save articles to "Clipboards"
  • Save searches and set up search alerts
Web of Science Account Web of Science
  • Save articles to "Marked Lists"
  • Save searches and set up search alerts
  • Easy integration with EndNote (reference manager)

How Can I Get Help?

Not every database functions in the same way as the others.  When you move from one database to another, you may need to make small changes to your search strategy to account for these differences.

The good news is that each database has extensive help files that can be a treasure trove of helpful information.  Look in the top right-hand corner for a link that is either a question mark or says "help".  You can view information and tutorials about how to most effectively search in that resource.

Many databases will also have a YouTube channel where you may be able to watch brief video tutorials about searching.

If you don't find the answer to your question in the help files, you can always reach out to the Library for assistance!  Use the Email Me link on the left side of the screen to send us a message.