Answered By: Krista Reynolds
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020     Views: 681

Please note: As of April 25th, 2020, you will not be able to request materials through interlibrary loan at the Concordia University - Portland libraries. Please contact your local public library about requesting materials or email us at for help locating full text sources on your research topic.

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If you have a citation for a specific article, use the Catalog to see if the CU Libraries have a full text copy of the article online or in print.  Type the exact article or journal title in quotation marks (e.g. "Journal of Science Education and Technology").  If the libraries do have the article or journal, you will see a screen similar to the following.  If you do not retrieve any results, you may request the article through interlibrary loan.

Click the Full text online link to view the databases from which the article or journal is available.  On the next screen, dates of full text availability show below the name of the database; choose the database that contains the date of your article.

Screenshot of catalog results screen with Full text online link





Screenshot of article record in catalog with full text database link

Once you have opened the database, you may choose to search within the publication for your article or you may click a year link to locate the issue in which the article was published.  (Look for similar links in Gale or ProQuest databases.)  Full text articles are available in either PDF or HTML (plain text) format.

If the libraries have a print copy of the article/journal, you will see a catalog record like the one below.  Click the "Available at Concordia..." link to view the date range of issues the libraries own. A dash after the date indicates the libraries have a current subscription to the journal and will indicate if the library is missing any specific issues.  Print issues are located on the second floor of the GRW Library.

Screenshot of catalog search results screen and Available at Concordia link

Screenshot of item record in catalog with print journal holdings and location

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