Q. Can you please give me instructions on how I can access a journal and get an article's full text, for a publication within the last 5 years?

I followed the library instructions for the A-Z of Online Journals to get an article from a volume of Organizational Research Methods,

Access the Argosy Online Library through the student portal/campus common by clicking on the Library Icon at the top of the right hand column of links.
From the Library Home Page click on the Find Articles icon
From the Find Articles & more page click on the A-Z journal index, located at the topc of the page
This will redirect you to a page where you can search and find all the journals Argosy University Subscribes to
On the top of that Find e-Journal page, you will see a search box where you can enter the Journal Title
You can enter Organizational Research Methods there - Click on Search
The results will show which database you can access to get to the journal
Below you will see the results page after searching for Organizational Research Methods -
Highlighted below are the search box and location of the Organizational Research Methods Journal
Please refer to the citation you have to determine which database to access (look at the year your article was published to determine which database to click on)

However, if I choose the ProQuest Central 01/01/2001 - 10/01/2007, I always get a listing of articles that only have the "Look for Text" Option which sends me to Request this item through interlibrary loan and if I used the Sage Deep Backfile Package 2010 01/01/1998 - 10/01/1998, I only get full text if I use the "Free Sample Copy" option which is a limited list of articles.


Hello and thank you for contacting the library. 

Full text for the journal you searched, Organizational Research Methods, is not available for the past 5 years.  It is only available in full text in ProQuest Central from 01/01/2001 - 10/01/2007.  Sage only offers the full text for the few months listed in 1998.

Perhaps there is another specific journal or article title you are looking for?

If you do not have a specific journal or article in mind, then you could browse journals by category/subject in the A-Z Journal listing.  You would need to check the dates covered for Full Text to ensure they include the past 5 years. For example, Journal of Organizational Psychology is available through ProQuest Central 09/01/2011 - present.

You could also go directly to a database to search for Full Text articles on your topic.

  • From the library's home page, Click Find Articles and more
  • To conduct an initial search on your topic, I recommend the following clicking on ProQuest Central or All EBSCO at the top of the page.
  • Type in keywords related to your topic in the search bar.
  • On the next screen, you will see many results.
  • Be sure to select the Full Text option on the left hand side to retrieve search results with the full article available.

I hope this helps guide you in your research.  Please let us know if you have further questions.


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  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2017
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  • Answered By Amanda Henderson

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