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Open Access to Journal Literature: A Guide
What is open access? This guide includes evidence-based public health resources, grey literature, free full text journal articles ("open access"), domestic access and more.
PMC is a free archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles. is is a digital counterpart to the NLM extensive print journal collection. Although the articles are free, they are still protected by copyright. It includes final, peer-reviewed author manuscripts by scientists and others who receive research funding from NIH and other funding agencies.
Loansome Doc allows users to order full-text copies of articles from a medical library (local fees and delivery methods may vary). Users must register to use this service.
To order documents using PubMed, perform a search and select the desired citations by clicking the check box to the left of each citation. When you have finished marking your selections, select Order from the Send to menu, or temporarily save your selections to the Clipboard.
The full-text of articles from some journals is available via links to publisher's web sites. These articles are marked to alert users to full-text availability.