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Finding Full Text: SPU and Beyond

Use this guide to find out how to get the full text of desired books and articles.

Find Full Text on Google Scholar

You can also link to SPU-mediated full text from within Google Scholar. To do so, you must be either on campus or logged in.

1) To begin, Click on a Google Scholar link in a list of SPU Library databases, and log in using your SPU username and password.  As from the A-Z list, for example:


2) You should then see the Full-Text@SPU Library link to the right of the results of your search (in this case for the term filoque):

3) Click on the Full-Text@SPU Library link.  You will be taken to a Library Search web page with the View It tab opened. From there, simply click on the link to Full text and Sign in:

4) If a hitch in the linkage occurs, then fall back on the steps to full text outlined in our Overview.  Keep in mind that full text on paper on the Library's Lower Level (which SPU will sometimes have) is not usually flagged by Google Scholar, as in the case of the Scottish Journal of Theology, below:

What if I don't see the link?

Go to the Google Scholar home page and click the Settings button that appears when you click on the three lines in the top left-hand corner.


In Settings, click Library links, and check to be sure that Seattle Pacific University - Full-Text@SPU Library is selected.  If it isn't, then run a search for Seattle Pacific University in the Search box under Show library access links for (choose up to five libraries):, select Seattle Pacific University - Full-Text@SPU Library, turn on cookies, and Save.

Now when you search you should see some Full-Text@ SPU Library links on the right side of your results list, and be able to proceed as under Find Full Text on Google Scholar, above.