Previously, if you accessed PubMed through the UA Health Sciences Library website, a crimson button appeared only on articles for which PubMed knew UA had full text access. The list was incomplete, and it wasn't clear what to do if you wanted an article for which we didn't have holdings. A new "Check for Full Text" button is now appearing beneath every article when results are set to the format "Abstract" and on all article pages. When you click the button, a new tab will open with either links to full text articles on journal websites or in databases that will work off-campus OR with links to forms that will allow you to request the item through Interlibrary Loan (or even check for the item in UAB's collection if you are associated with both). Images and instructions included below. You can try it out in PubMed now.
To see the buttons when you search, access PubMed through the Health Sciences Library website, bookmark https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=uahscdlib, or set your “Outside Tool” to University of Alabama Health Sciences Library in your My NCBI Site Preferences for PubMed (instructions below). Please contact Clinical/Technical Services Librarian Andrea Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or issues.
My NCBI accounts can be used to save searches and results in PubMed, create shared bibliographies, and manage PubMed preferences. They are also used to manage NIH Public Access mandate compliance. If you are signed in, you can begin by clicking the "Outside Tool" link in step 3.