Accessing Full-Text Articles from PubMed
PubMed® is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premiere search system for health information. PubMed contains over 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and life sciences journals. Citations are indexed using a powerful vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and PubMed offers special tools for searching clinical topics.
Ochsner Medical Library has configured article access from citations in PubMed for Ochsner staff, faculty, students, and employees. Below are instructions for optimizing your access.
PubMed @ Ochsner
The Ochsner version of PubMed links to our journal subscription holdings and document delivery service. It is available for free on the Internet at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=ocflib
Important note: The Ochsner version of PubMed should not be used with Ochsner Citrix, VPN, or OHSLink connections.
PubMed’s My NCBI feature sets personal preferences, stores both search strategies and citation collections, and creates alerts by offering automatic e-mail updates and RSS Feeds of stored searches. Register for a My NCBI account at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/register
After registering, click on the My NCBI link located at top right on page and go to NCBI Site Preferences
Then select: PubMed Preferences > Outside Tool > Ochsner Medical Library > Save.
Now each time you log in to My NCBI, PubMed will know you are affiliated with Ochsner.
Important note: Log in to My NBCI whether you are on Ochsner campus or working remotely.
Ochsner Get Article Icon
After performing a PubMed search and selecting a citation, look for the Ochsner icon and click on it to get the article.
- If Ochsner Medical Library subscribes to the journal for the article, a pdf file of the full-text will automatically open.
- In some instances, you may be redirected to a Medical Library webpage with details about the article. Look for the “View Full Text” link and click on it to access the full-text article.
If Ochsner Medical Library does not subscribe to the journal for this article, it can still be obtained. Click on the “Request item with ILLiad” button to make this request.
ILLiad is our interlibrary loan and document delivery service to request articles from journals not subscribed to by Ochsner. Most ILLiad requests are completed within 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your requested article is available.
- If you have an existing ILLiad account, sign in as a returning user. The Article Request form will contain your PubMed citation information and be ready for submitting.
- If you do not have an ILLiad account, please register as a new user. Once you are logged in, select Article Request from the left menu, complete required information, and submit.
You can access ILLiad directly to make requests at https://ochsner.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html
Important note: For multiple article requests, do not close the ILLiad browser window and subsequent requests can be made without having to login each time.