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Finding Full Text Articles

Steps to finding and accessing full text articles.

Finding an Article from a Citation

What is Citation Linker?

If you have a full or partial citation for an article, the Citation Linker tool can help you find a full text copy of it. Citation Linker can also be used to find books or specific journal volumes.

Citation Linker will tell you if an article is accessible online via library databases, in print at the library, or if an article needs to be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

You can access the Medical Library's Citation Linker from the library website underneath "Find." PubMed has a similar tool called the Single Citation Matcher which can accessed from their homepage and is used to find PubMed citations specifically.

Medical Library Citation Linker

Tip: you do not have to fill out the entire form, but at least entering the title is recommended.

Medical Library Citation Linker with several form fields filled in with citation information for an article.

Clicking submit will take you to the item's record in the Library catalog. If the Library has online access to the article, full text links will show underneath the "View Online" section. Simply click on one of the links to access the article!

Item record for article found via citation linker highlighting two full text availability links.

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