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Accessing full text resources

Are your search results providing you with the abstract only?
The Findit@Deakin link can help you get the full text version.

The link can also look like this button:  

Findit@Deakin gives you a number of options for getting the full text of the article when you can't access it from your search results. The video below provides more information.

 

Video:  Using Findit@Deakin  (2:20)


Avoid journal paywalls with this easy tool

When you search for e-books or journal articles and click on a link to access the full text, you may be asked to subscribe, login and/or pay a fee.

If the resource is one of the many that Deakin Library subscribes to, use the ‘Access via Deakin Library’ bookmarklet to reload the link and access the article for free.

Guide to adding the bookmarklet

It takes less than a minute to add the bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar.

  1. In your browser make sure that you have the bookmark/favourite toolbar visible.
  2. Now, simply drag and drop the "Access via Deakin Library" button below to your browser's bookmark bar.

Access via Deakin Library

How to use the bookmarklet

When you come across an online resource that prompts for a subscription or payment, click on the link in the toolbar and the page will refresh.

If Deakin has an active subscription, you will be prompted to login using your Deakin username and password. You should then be able to access the full text.


What if Deakin doesn't have it?

If all else fails and you can't find a resource through Deakin Library collections, the Library can find or obtain books, journal articles and book chapters on your behalf.

Make a request, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to let you know whether we can source the item you need. We are an e-preferred library, so if you request a book we will try and purchase it as an eBook, unless you mention that you want a print copy.

To make a request complete this online form: https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/library/request/