Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Using PubMed? Enter From The CSP Library Site To Take Advantage Of Our Full-Text Holdings

PubMed is a great place to do research on medical and health sciences topics. The PubMed interface provides a lot of added value with its Related Citations area and its use of MeSH Subject Headings, which provide a controlled vocabulary that you can use to conduct more thorough and authoritative searches. But there are also many links that are unclear, difficult to understand, and which lead to dead ends or sites asking you to pay for content. You don't have to pay for the content! And now, the CSP Library offers integration with its full text holdings on every single PubMed citation in the form of our Get It button:

Look for the following button in the top right corner of your screen:

When you hit the Get It button, the citation you're interested in will be searched against our full text holdings for a match. When a match is found, a link to the article will be provided. When no match is found, use the "Request via InterLibrary Loan" link to place a request via a prepopulated form which our InterLibrary Loan staff will work to fill from surrounding libraries. InterLibrary Loan requires a one-time registration process the first time you use it.

Most importantly, in order to search in an environment which has this CSP-specific functionality, you must use the link for PubMed provided at the Library's Website!!! It is a custom URL which includes info which identifies us to PubMed and includes our Get It button. Find it on our Databases lists and in our Health and Science Subject Guides.

The direct URL is: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=mncustplib