Don't Pay for Articles!

If you find an article on the web, but can't get the PDF, use the library to get the full text instead of paying for the article. The library subscribes to thousands of journals, and we can ask other libraries to share articles from journals we don't subscribe to.

1. Paste the article's title into the 1Search box.  

OSU Libraries 1Search box

2. Using quotes around the title can help you find the article faster. It also may help to use the advanced search option and choose in the title.

OSU Libraries 1Search box with the words Advanced Search displaying on the right side and circled in yellow

OSU Libraries Advanced Search interface with the title field selected from a drop down menu on the left side.


3. When you get your results, check the top right corner of the page to make sure that you are signed in.  Signing in with your ONID will ensure that you see all of the content we have.  

4. Choose the View Online link to see the full text.  A box will open below.


5. You will see a list of databases or websites that have full-text content from the journal.  Check the date of the article you want (in this case, 2007) and choose the database or website that has the date you want. Once you're in the database or on the website, look for PDF links to open up the full-text of the article.

A screenshot of an article record in an OSU Libraries 1Search results list with the View Online tab selected