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PubMed® is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premiere search system for health information. PubMed contains over 30 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 our Ochsner physicians, staff, faculty, researchers, and students. 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

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 Your account will use federated account credentials from your choice of a 3rd party sign-in option such as Google, NIH, eRA Commons, or

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 an 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 Service

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.

After clicking on the “Request item with ILLiad” button, you should automatically be taken to a request form that includes all of the article citation information to make your request. In some cases (when off campus or not using VPN) you may need to login with your Ochsner credentials.

ILLiad is available whether you are on campus or working remotely with this direct access link.