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, click on the UGA Access or FIND IT @ UGA button 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 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. ​​​