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The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

Finding Full Text Journal Articles

This LibGuide provides directions on how to find the full text of articles from our Journal Finder and databases.

DML Journal Finder

DML's Journal Finder is a list of all the electronic journals offered by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Search the Journal Finder when you have a citation and are trying to obtain the full text of an article or if you have a specific journal title in mind for your research. If you have a subject area that you need to research use one of the many DML Databases (ex. PubMed, CINAHL, Ovd MEDLINE) to obtain a list of citations.

Open a browser to our Home Page and click on the link for Journal Finder. If you are not on campus, you will be asked to login using your GU NetID and password.

If for example you want to find the following article:

Eberhard, M. L., & Ruiz-‐‐Tiben, E. (2014). Cutaneous emergence of eustrongylides in two persons from South Sudan. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(2), 315-‐‐317. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-‐‐0638

Enter the name of the journal, The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, into the search box within the DML Journal Finder and click on the Search button. 

If DML owns the title, the DML Journal Finder will list the years and type of access (print or full text online) available to you. Click on the "+" sign to the left of the title to see the details for the subscription. The links listed under Access Information will take you to the online (full text) access. The journal link will take you to either a publisher's website or a database where you can navigate to the article. Sometimes there is access in multiple online locations. 

DML Journal Finder

Citation Matcher

Another great resource that our Journal Finder has is Citation Matcher. You can use the Citation Matcher tool to find citations. At the top of the page, you can do a "Textual Search". It is recommended that you put in as much information as you can in the "Textual Search" boxes because the more citation information you provide, the more accurate the tool will be. 

Citation Matcher entry for Cutaneous emergency of eustrongylides in two persons

On the bottom of the page, you can also enter just a PMID number or DOI.


enter in DOI or PMID at the bottom and execute Match

When finished, select Match, and you will be able to determine the location and type of access available to you. 

If we have access pay attention to the full text or Read Article to Read the article

If you had been unable to find your journal listed in the DML Journal Finder or Citation Matcher, then your next step would be to use DML's Document Delivery service. 

DML Journal Finder Tutorial

DML Citation Matcher Tutorial