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Writing Studies & Composition WSC002 - Prof. Teller: How to Locate the Full Text of Articles

Basic Library Information

Check the easy-to-use interactive  Library Basics Tutorial to find out what we have, where to find it, how to access it, and what services we offer you.


During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library will provide online reference services. Access reference services as follows:

  • Use the popout chat window that appears on the Library's homepage during the hours that reference services are available.
  • At any time, you may type a question to be answered by a librarian.  Click on the  question graphic on the top righthand corner of the Library's homepage  
  • Make a personal one-on-one research appointment with a librarian.
  • Or use the buttons below to quickly type us a question or chat with a librarian

Locating the Full-Text of Articles withFind Article and Journal Finder

If the full-text of an article you want is not available in the database you are searching, you may be able to find the article either online or in print at Hofstra. Click on the Find Article link (Find Article) which you will see if there is no full text, and see if your article is available.

To see if Hofstra owns a journal, magazine or newspaper, type  the title in Journal Finder on the Library's homepage.

Need help? See the following tutorials.

1. Ways of Finding the Full Text of Articles Using Journal Finder.

2. Using Journal Finder and Find Article: A Tutorial for a step-by-step procedure


Distinguishing Between Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Articles

Distinguishing Between Scholarly and Non-scholarly Articles : use this chart to see some of the main differences between scholarly and non-acholarly articles.

Contact Information

Ann Grafstein, M.L.S, Ph.D.
Professor of Library Services
902H Axinn Library

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