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You’ve found an article or book chapter that you’d like to read?

Use this guide to help you to obtain the full-text of the work. 


As you search PubMed, you'll notice that many articles have different icons in the upper right hand corner of their records: 

 


These icons are links to the full-text of the articles. There are two main icons that you want to look out for:

This icon indicates that NYCPM subscribes to this journal digitally, and that (as long as     you are logged in or on-campus) you may access the article online. Clicking the icon should bring you to the publisher’s website, where you may locate the “PDF” or “Full-    Text” option. 

 


 

If this is the only icon, this article may be an indication that the NYCPM library holds this article in print or we may have to order it through our interlibrary loan system. Once you click on this specific icon, it will show this:

 


Click on "Request this Article" and it will automatically populate the form.


Fill out the form with your name and class. This form will be sent to one of our librarians. You should receive a copy of the requested article within three (3) business days or less.


NYCPM doesn’t have the article? Submit an InterLibrary Loan Request

You’ve found an article or book chapter that you’d like to read?

Use this guide to figure out the best way to obtain the full-text of the work.


As you search PubMed, you'll notice that many articles have different icons in the upper right hand corner of their records: 

 


These icons are links to the full-text of the articles. Publishers often place their logos here which link to an option to purchase the paper, ignore these icons. There are two main icons that you want to look out for:

  • This icon indicates that NYCPM subscribes to this journal digitally, and that (as long as you are logged in or on-campus) you may access the article online. Clicking the icon should bring you to the publisher’s website, where you may locate the “PDF” or “Full-Text” option. 

 

  • If there is no full text icons, it will be an indication that the NYCPM library holds this article in print, in the ‘bound journals’ collection. The journals are available in the library- library staff are always happy to help you locate and scan articles for your research. 

 

 

 

 

  • When you click on "Document Delivery," it will populate the form. Complete the form with your name and email address; we will request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

NYCPM doesn’t have the article? Submit an InterLibrary Loan Request

  • There are thousands of scholarly journals in publication today, and NYCPM does not subscribe to all of them. If you locate an article that is not available via NYCPM subscriptions, please do not hesitate to utilize InterLibrary Loan. It’s a simple form and you should receive a PDF of the article within 48 hours. 

You’ve found an article or book chapter that you’d like to read?

Use this guide to figure out the best way to obtain the full-text of the work.


  • Often, a colleague or professor will share a citation with you. In a perfect world, you are provided with all of the information, a citation that looks something like this: 

  • With this information, we recommend using PubMed's Single Citation Matcher to locate the article.The Single Citation Matcher will attempt to find your article with whatever information you provide, but more is always better. If you've been given a citation with too little information, feel free to ask a librarian to help you!
  • Once you've located the article on PubMed follow the instructions above based on the icons displayed. If the article is not subscribed to by NYCPM, simply fill out an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) form