Answered By: Gretchen Scronce
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2022     Views: 16

You can access full text through the library in any of the following ways:

Through the library website

  • Search for the article title in the Discovery ServiceBe sure to use the article title, not the journal title. 
  • Sign into the Discovery Service using the link in the top right. This ensures full access.
  • If the library has access, the article you need will usually be the top result. Find the title in the results list and click Available Online to see your options for reading the article.
  • Library databases containing this article will be listed under View Online/Full text availability. Check the coverage dates to be sure the article you need is included, then use any link with the right coverage dates to access the full text article. 

Print articles

  • If you find the article in the Discovery Service, but instead of Available Online you see Available at Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library All issues 3rd floor, this means we have the article in print. Check the record to be sure we have the volume/issue you need. Print journals are arranged alphabetically by journal title on the third floor of Addlestone Library.

Through Google Scholar

  • If you prefer searching Google Scholar, you can easily check for full text access by adding our library in your settings. Instructions for linking to CofC Libraries in Google Scholar
  • Once you have added College of Charleston Libraries to your saved settings, results available through CofC databases will display a View it @ CofC link. Use these View It @ CofC links to see library access. 

Through a journal/database website

You can connect to CofC subscription access directly from many journal and database websites by following prompts to access via your institution. Select OpenAthens and search for College of Charleston.

Through Interlibrary Loan

Some articles are not available through our databases, but we can usually borrow them from another library using Interlibrary Loan. Look for the Request via ILL link in Discovery Service records, or sign into your ILL account and complete the article request form.