University of Nebraska Medical Center

Online Journals and Interlibrary Loan [ILL]

Students: Interlibrary Loan (ILL or ‘Order Articles’) requests are primarily made for articles and books that the library does not own or have access to AND to provide photocopies of library owned print journal articles to those of you who are unable to come to the library to copy them yourself.Please check to see if the article is available online before you request it.**If we find that a journal is available online, your request will be canceled and you will be notified via email.

**Students in Lincoln have online access to the UNL Library collection, which has several journals that UNMC does not have.

The library subscribes to thousands of online journals. You can access online journals by searching for the journal in the Online Journal Finder or directly from your search results in PubMed or EBSCO.

Watch this brief video about the Online Journal Finder http://webmedia.unmc.edu/library/OnlineJournals/OnlineJournals_viewlet_swf.html

Take a look at this PDF on accessing articles from your search results http://www.unmc.edu/library/guides/accessft.pdf

Special note: Most full-text links will take you directly to the article. Exceptions:

1. ScienceDirect – an intermediary page may sometimes come up. Just click on the ScienceDirect logo to get to the article.

2. Publishers – many times, the link will just take you to the main journal page, not the article. In that case, look for links labeled Archive, Back or Previous Issues and browse by year, volume, issue. Many also have search functions that allow you to plug in the volume and page numbers for quick access.

3. Publishers with passwords – if a special password is needed to access the full-text, it will be provided to you.

4. Cochrane – like Publisher pages, the link will take you to Cochrane’s main page. Copy and paste the title of the article into the Cochrane search box. When you find that item in the search results, click on the Record link to get to the PDF.

Contact the Reference Desk for help in accessing articles online! askus@unmc.edu or 559-6221 or 866-800-5209 (toll-free)

If your instructor requires you to read certain articles for class, they should provide you with the articles through print reserve, electronic reserve, or coursepacks. Contact your instructor if you don’t know how to access the articles. ILL is a service for your own research, not course readings.

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