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Some of our databases are full-text and some of them only provide information about the article (citation, subject-indexing, an abstract, etc) - this can get really confusing! Any time you find an article that looks useful for your research but the full-text is not readily available you have two options:
1. If there's a "Find it at Hollins" button on the database, click on it! That will search all of our databases to see if we have access to the journal that published the article you want. If that journal pops-up on the page just be sure to check the date-range we have available (sometimes we have access to some, but not all of a journal).
2. Go to the library homepage, click on the "Journal Finder" tab, and search for the journal your article was published in (note: be sure to type in the journal, not the title). Journal Finder does the exactly same thing as the "Find it at Hollins" button - it searches all of our databases to see if we have access to that journal. Again, if the journal comes up in another database be sure to check the date-range we have available.
We don't have access to the article? You can request any book or article that's not in our collection through InterLibrary Loan (ILL). If you've never used ILL, here's a link to a quick tutorial about this free service: http://libguides.hollins.edu/videos/ILL .
Finally, we also know that figuring out whether we have the full text of a journal article can be terribly confusing -- we encourage you to contact us at the reference desk, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via chat, and we will be glad to check to see if we have any article.