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Library Resources for Graduate and Medical Students


Why use our PubMed@SIUMED link to search PubMed?

  • Find full text if available
  • Find print sources available in the Library
  • Request articles not available online or in print
  • Article request form automatically includes the article citation information.

The Library's paid subscriptions often include articles that are not available for free through PubMed. If you are searching from the School of Medicine Campus or you are an affiliate searching from home do not use the "full text" limiter when searching PubMed. Doing so will filter out articles you can access through library resources. Instead, access PubMed through the PubMed@SIUMED link found on  the Medical Library's "Key Resources list." Using this link allows you to easily locate the full text for articles the library pays for. This information will be displayed when viewing the list of results in the Abstract display format.
After running your search, click on the article title of interest to display the results in the Abstract format.

In the upper right of the reference's page you will see a publisher icon, the FindIt@SIUMED button, or both. Use the "find It @ SIU-SM" button for best results; this will display all access options available to SIU-SOM affiliates and allow authentication from off-site when necessary. 


A new tab will open showing a page with the article's citation information. Check that this is the correct article.

To see all access options available to SIU-SOM affiliates, click "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the screen.

In the pop-up box, click "SIU School of Medicine Users"

This will open an OpenAthens log in page. Log in with your Open Athens account.

Contact for assistance creating or logging in to your Open Athens account. 

Once logged in, you can see whether the Library has access to the article electronically ("View Online") or in print ("Get It").

If there are no full text links, and the library does not subscribe to the journal in print, there will be a "Request a copy" link.

Clicking the link will open the Medical Library's  Interlibrary Loan request form in a new tab.

Fill out all required fields of the form. Refer back to the article summary page to copy/paste the necessary citation information. Provide the PMID or DOI for best results.

If the Library is able to fill Interlibrary loan requests they will generally arrive within about one week, usually as PDFs.

PubMed Online Tutorials

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