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PubMed @ NYU: Locating Full Text

PubMed is the premier biomedical database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.

What is PubMed Central?

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. NIH National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), with selected open access to more than 2.6 million articles. From a PubMed citation, notice the bottom right links to:

  • "Free in PMC" or
  • "Cited by...PubMed Central Articles."

Please note, however, that free access does not mean that there is no copyright protection. As described on PMC's copyright page, publishers and individual authors continue to hold copyright on the material in PMC and users must abide by the terms defined by the copyright holder.

Finding Full Text

Locating the full text of an article:


  • From a database citation, look for a link to "full text" or an NYU icon: 

    The "get-it" link will display options for the full text if available via NYU's electronic subscriptions. 

  • If the journal title (or year of publication) is not available electronically, use the link to search the Bobcat catalog to locate a hard copy
  • If the journal title (or year of publication) is not available in Bobcat  click on the link to Interlibrary loan to order

Find the Full Text of an Article from a Database?