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How to find an article
Finding the full text if an article depends on what information you currently have.
Use Summon to find articles
This page offers both the standard search box for Summon as well as detailed help for using the database.
Use Get VText service
After you have searched for an article in a database, you'll want to access the actual article. Some, but not all, of our databases will include full-text articles. When the article needed is not available in the database, look for the Get VText button or link to access the article elsewhere.
Access articles and databases from off campus
When you are using the Virginia Tech network, subscribed resources like databases, ejournals, and ebooks automatically recognize you as part of the Virginia Tech community. When you use a different ISP while off campus, you'll need to go through an extra step to be recognized as part of our community and gain access to these resources.
Place an interlibrary loan/ILLiad request
Then first time you login to ILLiad, you'll be prompted to create a profile in the system. Afterwards, you can request books, videos, articles, patents, theses and dissertations, and standards.