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HI 2329: European Empires: Get Full-Text Access

Get Full-Text Access

Off-Campus Access to Gordon Library's Electronic Resources

From off campus, all WPI faculty, students, and staff can access electronic resources through the WPI Library Search or the library's database page with their WPI username and password. For more information, see this page: Research Off Campus


To access WPI Library resources in GoogleScholar, simply use the library's link to GoogleScholar: Then when you search in GoogleScholar, you will see WPI links for some articles to the right of your search results. Please note that WPI does not have access to everything in GoogleScholar, but using the link above will help you quickly see what we do have access to. (For articles that the library does not have full-text access to, submit an Interlibrary Loan request). 

You can also configure your Google Scholar settings to access the full text of library resources whenever you search Google Scholar.

  1. Go to Google Scholar and into the settings.
  2. Under the Library Links section, search for: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - FullTextFinder@WPI
  3. Select this choice and save your settings.

Full Text Finder

When searching in the library's databases, you may find an abstract for an article but not the full-text. When this happens, click on the FullTextFinder icon. 

The FullTextFinder will either redirect you to another database that has the full-text of the article or it will tell you that we don't have this article in our collections. If we don't have an article that you need, request the article via Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan

Is there something you need that the WPI library doesn't have? Our Interlibrary Loan service allows WPI students and faculty to request items from other libraries free of charge.


Use to search for books, articles, and more at libraries around the world. Request materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan

Borrow from Nearby Libraries

The Academic and Research Collaborative (ARC) allows member users to borrow directly from Worcester area libraries. Before you can borrow materials directly from participating libraries, you need to sign up for an ARC card in person at the Gordon Library's Information Desk. Pick up your ARC card today!

As a resident of Massachusetts, you can sign up for a library card at the Worcester Public Library (WPL). WPI students with a college ID can are eligible for WPL cards. You can also sign up for an ecard, which allows you to access the WPL's online resources. 

As a resident of Massachusetts, you can also sign up for a library card at the Boston Public Library (BPL). Students who live in Massachusetts while attending school are eligible for a BPL card. The BPL also has an option for an ecard, which allows you to access the BPL's online resources.