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How to: Obtain the full text of an article

Please note that there is a YouTube video tutorial about this.

Starting with an abstract in PubMed...

  1. Search the PubMed with a search term, author name, or PubMed ID. Author name can be entered as follows: smith aj[au].
  2. Click on the title of an entry of interest.
  3. Look for icons in the upper-right-hand corner of the record: 
  • Click on the PubMed Central link or a Publisher's link to access the full text of the article.  Articles in PubMed Central are freely available.  Articles on Publisher's websites are either freely available or can be accessed with a fee.  Contact the specific publisher for questions about their site.