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Searching PubMed: Find Full-Text Articles

Created by Health Science Librarians

PRO TIP: Always connect to PubMed from a UNC Library website so you will see the Find @ UNC button.  Find @ UNC button

Find @ UNC in PubMed

When you retrieve more than one article, the Find @ UNC button does not appear in PubMed's default display.

To see more information about an individual article:

  • Click on the article title link to see an individual article's citation page.

Pubmed interface with arrow pointing at title of article

  • The Find @ UNC button is in the upper right-side of the screen when you view an individual article's abstract.

Article's citation page with blue Find@UNC button in upper right corner

To see more information about all the articles

  • Use the Summary drop down to change the Format to Abstract for all the articles in the results set. The Find @ UNC button will be at the bottom of each abstract.

In the Display Options menu to the upper right of the search results, select Format: Abstract to see all available abstracts for your results list.

Use the Find @ UNC button to go to the online article. When you are off-campus you will be prompted to enter your Onyen / Password the first time you go to a full-text article.

When the article is not online via Find @ UNC, a page with other ways to get the article is displayed.

It is always worth trying a quick Google search to see if the article is freely available. Find @ UNC is not able to point to all of those and we are consistently surprised  by what we find freely available online.

Find @ UNC Other Options

When the Find @ UNC page informs you that we do not have online access to an article, scroll to the bottom of that page.

  1. Look to see if the page gives you another option, such as "Online Open Access"
  2. Look for the article in a print journal in the UNC-CH libraries
  3. Request it from another library via Interlibrary Loan

When we don't have electronic access to an article, scroll down to Step 2 to request it through interlibrary loan.

Search the Library Catalog

Search for the journal title in libraries' catalog

  • Click on "Look for this in print in the UNC Libraries" at the bottom of the Find @ UNC page.
  • Or go directly to the catalog to search for a journal. Use the full name of the journal, not the abbreviation.

In search results, select the journal, magazine, or periodical resource type filter option.

On the page for the journal:

  • Select Latest Received to see all recent issues that are still unbound.
  • Select +Expand to see a list of all bound volume

Journals in the Health Sciences Library are shelved alphabetically by title, 1990 and more recent are on the 4th floor and older than 1990 are in the basement. 

You can order an electronic copy of any print article. Use the Interlibrary Loan form.