Discovery Search: Getting full text

A guide to using VT Libraries' Discovery Search.

Accessing Full-Text Articles

Some items will have a link that says "Download PDF" beneath the record. Clicking on this link will bring you to the full text. Download PDF link

Items without Full Text Access

Some items won't be immediately available; you'll see a link that says "No Online Access": Record with link to no online access

However, we can still get the item for you for free through interlibrary loan. Click on the "No Online Access" link, and you'll be taken to a page where you can request the item through interlibrary loan. Most article requests are fulfilled within 24-48 hours. 

Full record with ILL request circled



View Full Text

Other items will have a link that says "Available Online."

Record with link to item online

Clicking on this link will either find the full text or lead to you a link to request it from Interlibrary Loan. 

Full record with full text link highlighted