Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2020     Views: 16

If you have a citation for a journal article but need to locate the full text, try these steps:

  1. HOLLIS Everything - Copy or type the name of the article title into the search box. If the article shows up in the results, look for VIEW ONLINE. 
  2. Google Scholar - Copy or type the name of the article in the search box. If the article shows up in the results, click on the title, the link next to the title, or the Try at Harvard link.If you do not see Harvard link, follow these instructions to connect to Harvard Library resources.
  3. Journal Search - If you are unable to get to the full text using the resources above, search for the journal by title to see if Harvard Library has an online or print subscription. Pay attention to coverage dates under the database names. If the journal is only available in print, use Scan & Deliver to get a pdf of the article in 4 business days.

If none of the paths lead you to the full text of the article, contact library_research@hks.harvard.edu for assistance.