Answered By: Sandy Marinaro Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016 Views: 8
The SU Library has made it much easier for SU students and faculty to find full text access to journal articles that do not display as free in PubMed.
1. Always begin by accessing PubMed through one of the SU Library links to it. From the SU Library homepage (stevensonlibrary.org) click the Databases tab.
2. That brings up three options. You can get to a PubMed link from any of them. “Click to See all Databases” opens an alphabetical list of available databases. In the “Databases by Subject” dropdown, choose either “Biology” or “Nursing/Medical.” PubMed is in both of those categories. PubMed is also in the list in the “Most Popular Databases” dropdown menu.
3. If you want to get to our PubMed access directly, please bookmark the link http://stevenson.libguides.com/pubmed Any of these approaches will connect you through our proxy, so if you are not at a networked SU computer, you will need to login with your SU user name and password when the prompt comes up. (That is the same login you use for your SU email.)
4. Warning: If you do NOT use one of the SU Library links, you will not be able to do what follows. Return to step 1!
5. 2nd Warning: If you have old PubMed links (even those from the library) that are in your Blackboard pages or other places, change them to this: http://stevenson.libguides.com/pubmed (If the library needs to make changes to our access route, that link will seamlessly send you to the updated access route.)
Now to the good part.
When you do a search in Pubmed and open an individual article record, you should see a blue “Find Full-text” button to the right of the article title:
Clicking that button will link you into SU Library’s Full-Text Journal Locator. If the article is available to you in full text, it should automatically open. If it does not, you will see a screen like this:
Notice that one of your options should always be “Request this article through interlibrary loan.” Clicking that option will automatically populate the article information into the SU ILL form in the ILLiad system.