Last Updated: Jun 13, 2022     Views: 14857

If full text is available there should be a green icon () next to the article record. 

Many articles in ScienceDirect have a link to a PDF attached. The PDF does not necessarily mean that the article is accessible to read.

For this example, the third article is not available through ScienceDirect; however, we can check to see if the library subscribes to the journal. 

ScienceDirect Results


We will search for the journal Journal of Physiotherapy in the Healey Library’s electronic journals.

In the

  1. Go to the library’s homepage and click on Journal Finder in the blue bar at the top of the page.
  2. Type in the journal title in the search bar at the top of the page to see if Healey Library has an online copy of the publication.

In this instance, the library subscribes to Journal of Physiotherapy in the following databases:

If the library does not subscribe to a certain journal, you can request the article through InterLibrary Loan.

For older articles you can search UMBrella for the journal title to see if it is available in print or microfilm. Check the date of the journal under the holdings information. Use the call number and location to find the journal.