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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

PubMed and Article Linker

The PubMed database is a fabulous open access resource for locating research and review articles in the areas of medicine, pharmacy, life sciences, and related areas back to the 1950s. For those of you who search the PubMed database on a regular basis, it is a somewhat difficult and laborious process because you must then search the database and find a citation to an article. Then, you must search to find out if Axe Library has the journal.

As of now, Article Linker is now available while searching PubMed, which will save you a considerable amount of time and energy by being able to know immediately whether Axe Library has the needed item. After doing a PubMed search and retrieving a list of citations, click on the link for the article’s author for an article. By default, you will see the abstract view here. In the upper right corner of the screen, you will see a GUS icon which links you to Article Linker:

Article Linker allows you to find out if Axe Library owns the needed journal in print, microfilm, or electronic format. In the event that the library does not have the needed article, there is a link to the interlibrary loan form. In addition, when you log into the new ILLiad Interlibrary Loan form, the form will be pre-populated with the article’s data from PubMed. Click here for an earlier blog about ILLiad. If you would like to include a link to PubMed in a handout, the Angel course management system, or other resource, please use the following unique URL to ensure that you are able to link to Article Linker:

Because it is an open access resource with no login necessary, there is no need to precede this URL with the proxy string, as is described here under Linking Library Resources to ANGEL.

If you have any questions or concerns about PubMed or Article Linker, please do not hesitate to contact Axe Library at ext. 4884 or 4894.

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