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Accessing Full-Text Articles

Full-text articles available within Ovid have an Ovid Full Text link as well as an occasional PDF link.

Clicking on Ovid Full Text brings you to an item's Ovid record, with the abstract and the full text.  When clicking on Ovid Full Text, note the right navigation bar titled Article Tools, which will allow you to download the article in various formats.

If you do not see a link to Ovid Full Text or the PDF, click on the Find It@Tufts link, to see if it is available elswhere.


  • Sometimes  will lead you directly to a publisher's site with its link to the PDF.
  • If not, Find It@Tufts will invoke a Tufts Libraries window, which will display the range of available electronic holdings, with a link or links to various  publishers.
  • For information on how to "drill down" from the links to the Tufts Catalog, see How to Find E-Journals Owned by Tufts Libraries .
  • Click ILLiad to request articles via ILLiad, our ordering system. For more information regarding this service, see Document Delivery Policies and Procedures.


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