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Steps to finding and accessing full text articles.

Finding Full Text Articles at SIU Medical Library

If you are only finding abstracts to an article, if you are hitting paywalls, or are generally having trouble finding a known item, this guide is for you.

While the Medical Library does not have immediate access to every article that gets published, we have several tools available to help quickly determine if an article is available at the library or if we need to order it via Interlibrary Loan.

Use the headers in the navigation bar to learn more about Library recommended tools for finding full text. Use the links below to be taken directly to the resource:


When attempting to access an article, you may be prompted to login to your OpenAthens account. This typically happens when trying to access Library databases off campus. It is necessary to have access to this account in order to download most full text articles.

Logging in is quick and you will only be prompted to login once per browsing session.

Your OpenAthens credentials are emailed to your school account once you begin working or studying at the School of Medicine.

Please contact if you need help logging into your OpenAthens account.

You will be taken to an external page to sign in to your OpenAthens account where you will be prompted to enter in your account email and password.

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