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Services for Distance Education Students: Getting Articles

Getting Articles Overview

To get full text articles from the library:

  1. Search one of the library's databases for your subject area (use A-Z Databases or Subject & Course Guides to find the best resource to search)
  2. Many library databases provide immediate access to full text; look for links to PDF Full Text or Linked Full Text.
  3. If immediate access to full text is not available, use the Get it @ UP link to see if access to the full text may be available via a different online resource, or to request a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan (UP ILLiad).

Finding Full Text from a Database

Many citations provide immediate links to the Full Text of the article.

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Get it @ UP

If full text is not immediately available, use the Get it @ UP link to see if the article has online access to the article from another company, or to request a copy of the article from another library.

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The Get it @ UP link connects to the following screen where you can see if the full text is available, or find a link to request a copy if it is not:

Arrows pointing at link to full text and link to Request via UP ILLiad

More Info About Requesting Articles

After requesting an article via UP ILLiad:

  • You will receive an email from when the items are available for you online.
  • Article requests take 3 days on average.
  • The email will include a link to your UP ILLiad account, where you can view and download PDFs of the items you requested. 
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