Full Text Finder

  • Full Text Finder provides direct links from a reference within a bibliographic database (eg Web of Science) to the full text article in an electronic journal (if available).

    How can I use Full Text Finder?

    Full Text Finder is available from within databases that have been activated with Full Text Finder. Use the links on our web pages to access databases to use Full Text Finder in the easiest way.

    Individual references within the database will have a Full Text Finder button fulltextfinder100x50 and/or a text link to Full Text Finder.
    This is usually shown on the brief reference record however on some databases it will only show when you look at the detailed reference record. When you click on the button, the Full Text Finder Results menu will open, usually in a new browser window. If full text is available online, the results screen will offer one or more links to full text sources. If there are no full text options, you will be given a link to search the Brookes Library Catalogue to see if a print copy of the journal is available.

    Google Scholar and Full Text Finder

    Full Text Finder works with Google Scholar on all PCs on the Brookes network.
    On the search results screen, look out for ' Full Text Finder@Brookes' after the article title or 'Catalogue@Brookes' in the list of links at the end of each record.

    You can set up your home PC so that Full Text Finder works with Google Scholar:

    1. Connect to Google Scholar (link will open in a new browser window)
    2. Click 'Scholar Preferences' (to the right of the search button)
    3. Scroll down to the Library Links section
    4. Enter 'oxford brookes' in the search box and click 'Find library'
    5. Click the Oxford Brookes University (Full Text Finder@Brookes) option
    6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Save Preferences'.

    Why is the full text not available?

    The option to link to full text is shown on the Full Text Finder menu when the Library has subscribed to the electronic version of the particular journal or if the journal is freely available. If the option to link to full text is not on the menu, then it is likely that the Library does not offer the full text for that particular item. Older journals and very recent issues are not always available in electronic format.

    If a full text link is not shown, follow the Library Catalogue link to see if the journal title is available in print form in the Library. If you find an example of an online article that was not found by Full Text Finder, please let us know by emailing library-eresources@brookes.ac.uk

    Why do some full text links take me only to the journal homepage?

    Full Text Finder is designed to go directly to the article if possible. Sometimes there is not enough information to point directly to the article or the supplier does not enable Full Text Finder to link to article level - only to the journal home page, or to the table of contents. When this happens, you will need to navigate through the journal web site to find the article you are looking for.

    Who do I contact for further help?

    Further help can be obtained by email to libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk or asking library staff at Library Enquiry Desks.

    Comments about Full Text Finder

    If you have any comments about the service, please contact library-eresources@brookes.ac.uk.