Most databases actually provide, or link to, the full-text of many articles.
Usually when a database doesn't have the full-text of an article, it will have a button next to the citation.
The Find It @ Emory button next to a citation means that one of the Emory Libraries should own at least some issues of the journal mentioned in that citation. Clicking on the button will bring up a menu of Emory’s holdings for that journal.
When you are searching for an article in a library database and you want to get the full-text of the article, there are 4 possible scenarios you could face.
Scenario 1: The full-text is available in the database you are searching. EASY! Just click the full-text link.
Scenario 2: The "Find it @ Emory" button leads you to the full-text in another database. There are two steps in this process:
Scenario 3: The "Find it @ Emory" button does not lead to the full-text, but the Libraries own the print copy of the journal.
Scenario 4: We do not have the article online or in print but you can request it using our Interlibrary Loan service. (Click the "Locate/Request Item" tab and then "Request via Interlibrary Loan" to have the request form pre-filled for you.)