Get Full Text Online

UGA affiliates can access full-text in various ways. Several options are listed below.

Multi-Search and Subject Databases

Multi-Search: Searches about 130 GALILEO databases for articles, books, ebooks and other resources.

Databases by Subject: Best bets and other recommended databases organized by subject. 

Databases A-Z: A complete list of 700+ databases.

If no full-text is available, select "Click for access and request options" under the Access options tab to check for full-text or a print copy. You can also use the button to request a PDF or a print copy from another library. 

Red arrow points at Access option, which has under it "Click for access and request options"

In other databases, the blue UGA Access button can take you to full-text or request options. 

Red arrow points to UGA Access button under an article

More Full Text Options

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find full-text articles and books. 

Articles: Click on View It @ UGA or other PDF links to check for full-text. 
Books: Click on the arrow icon under each result. Then select Get It @ UGA to read or request. 

An arrow points at a VIEW IT @ UGA link in the margin of Google Scholar results. Another arrow points at the >> icon under a book citation in Google Scholar.

Browser Plugins

Install browser plugins like LibKey Nomad to get Open Access and UGA licensed full-text via Google Scholar, Wikipedia, publisher pages, and other sites. Once installed, you'll see a popup that will authenticate you to allow access. 

Arrow points at "Download PDF - University of Georgia Button" that appears at the bottom left of a journal article screen.

Browzine also lets you browse, read, save, and monitor scholarly journals in your subject areas on your mobile device or desktop/laptop.

Learn more about Google Scholar ButtonEndnote Click, and other plugins.

Journal/Publisher Sites

Many journals and publishers now allow UGA users to access licensed full-text directly. If content providers are configured to do this, you may see one of the following sign-in options:

  • "Login through your institution"
  • "OpenAthens"
  • "Federated login"
  • "Sign In"

Select University of Georgia from the institution list and sign-in using your MyID.

Example screenshot of a Find Your Institution Menu. By typing in University of Georgia, UGA appears in a list of other universities.

SpringerNature, Wiley Online Library, Elsevier/ScienceDirect, Oxford University Press, and SAGE are some of the major publishers that provide this option. 

Creating Persistent Links

If UGA Libraries subscribes to a resource, creating persistent links can connect your URL or DOI to licensed full-text.

Journal Search

If you have an article citation, you can search for the journal title to check for online full-text or print copies.


VPN and VLAB do not make your off-campus computer or device appear to be on campus. While they connect to the campus network, most of our e-resources are hosted elsewhere. Therefore, you will still need to login with your myid or other methods on this guide. ​​​