June 17, 2004

Electronic Full Text From Campus, Clinic, or Home

As a current student or employee of the University of Minnesota, you have access to an immense collection of online journals, books, and databases. All you need is a U of M Internet ID (e.g., clem099), password, and a computer with Internet access.

Links to electronic resources may be found in a variety of ways, but searching in MNCAT, the University Libraries online catalog (http://mncat.lib.umn.edu), is a good way to begin. You may search by title of a journal (e.g., Gene Therapy) or book (e.g., Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics), or by subject. If TC Internet Resource appears in the MNCAT record, you may click on that link, and connect to the full text of the journal or book.

There are a couple of shortcuts to find full text articles in journals. The first is to use the “E-Journals” webpage (http://www.lib.umn.edu/articles.ej.phtml), which is available as a link on the Bio-Medical Library homepage (http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu):


The second shortcut is to use the Find It buttons that appear in many article indexes, such as Medline or Current Contents.


NOTE: To obtain full text articles via PubMed, you must log in via the Library’s website using the URL provided (http://www.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pubm.cgi), not the public URL (http://www.pubmed.gov). By connecting through the Libraries’ website, you will be asked to login to PubMed with your U of M ID and password, thereby proving to publishers of articles cited in PubMed that you are a member of an institution that has paid subscriptions to at least some of their journals.

Links to many other health-related electronic resources, such as MICROMEDEX, UpToDate, and collections of full text medical books such as MD Consult and STAT! Ref, may be found via the “BioMedSearch” link on the Bio-Medical Library’s homepage (see above).

If you have any questions about electronic (or print) resources, please contact the Reference Staff by phone (612-626-3260).

-Kathy Robbins, Bio-Medical Library

Posted by biomednews at June 17, 2004 06:57 PM