Answered By: Emma Clausen
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018     Views: 0

If you have the citation information for a specific article, you can check to see if there is access to the full-text through DMACC Libraries.

Keep in mind that databases have different layouts and search features that may differ from the example. Here is an example:

While, Alison. “Pet Dogs as Promoters of Wellbeing.” British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 22, no. 7, July 2017, pp. 332–336. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.7.332.

1. Begin on the library homepage. 

2. Click on Research Help dropdown menu and choose Journal Titles. 


3. Type the title of the journal in the search box.  

4. In the search results, you will see a list of journals. Click on the title of the journal.

You will see a list of databases in which the journal is available including the date range in which it is available in full text in that database. Click on the linked name of the journal with the appropriate date coverage.

6. In this example, clicking the link for the journal will take you to the database CINAHL Plus with Full Text and the page for the journal British Journal of Community Nursing. You can either "search within this publication" or browse by issue.

7. If you decide to "Search within the publication," the database will automatically include information in the search box for the journal (be sure to leave this information). On the second line, type the author's last name, which is While in this example.

Alternatively, you can choose the appropriate year and issue on the right-hand side of the page.

You should then see your search result(s) and be able to access the full-text of the article.