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Find a Specific Article or Book

Finding an Article with a PMID or DOI

  1. Type the PMID into a PubMed search box.
  2. A Google search for the DOI will (99% of the time) retrieve the article: the DOI can be pasted or typed into the Google search box. If the full text is not available online, then search the library’s e-journal list to see if we subscribe to the journal, or use the PubMed Single Citation Matcher.
  3. When the Library does not have a subscription to the journal, request a copy using Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad.

Finding a Specific Article (without PMID or DOI)

One quick way to find an article, when you already have the citation details, is to use the PubMed Single Citation Matcher.  There are a variety of other ways to find specific articles, including the library’s e-journal list, Browzine, or the Library Catalog.  The steps for using the Single Citation Matcher are below.

  1. Enter information such as author, year, and start page into the PubMed Single Citation Matcher.  Often fewer details are better than more here.
  2. If PubMed matches the citation to the abstract successfully, click the HSC Link button near the top right corner of the screen to check for library full text access.  (See step by step directions for full text)
  3. When the Library does not have the journal you want, order a copy of the article using Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad.

Finding a Specific Book

  1. Search the Library Catalog.  Use the Title Search for books when you know the book title. (LibGuide on How to Search the Catalog)
  2. If the Library Catalog does not find the book, you can also search our E-Book collection. (LibGuide on How to Find eBooks)  Some additional non-health sciences titles are findable in the E-Book collection.
  3. When the Library does not have the book you want in any format, order it using Interlibrary Loan – ILLiad.