Answered By: Giada Zanella
Last Updated: 08 Mar, 2021     Views: 13

If you are trying to access an article on this database but it comes up with an error page, please do the following:

1. If you are trying to access it from a Reading List, click on the View Online button. From Smartsearch, click on the Find it @Aston button.
2. On the next screen it will confirm where you can get the full text from. If it says view this article at ScienceDirect open a new tab or window in your browser and go to
3. From the ScienceDirect homepage click on the advanced search link
4. From the advanced search screen click on the 'Search all fields' link
5. In the search box for 'Title' enter the title of the article you are looking for. 
6. Click on search. You should then get the record for the article you need and can click on the Download PDF option to get the full text
You will only need to do this for articles where the full text is for ScienceDirect. If they are on other databases you should be able to obtain access.
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