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Journal articles

How to find articles

You can use various databases to search for journal articles on a topic. Pubmed is one of the most important and most used databases in the biomedical field. Besides PubMed, we offer more databases, for instance multidisciplinary databases like Web of Science and Scopus.

Need help with a search strategy?

If you need help setting up a good search strategy, for example for a systematic review or a CAT, please schedule an appointment with a medical information specialist from the Central Medical Library.

How to get the full text of an article

  • Always open PubMed through the CMB website!
    This is important because only then will you see a red Get it! button next to all the articles.
  • Click 'Get it!' to go to the PDF
    When you have found an article, click on 'Get it!' to see if the library has access. There are two options:
    1. The article is available
      If the item is in our collection, the 'Get it!' button will take you directly to the full text (PDF) of the article.
    2. The article is not available: request it!
      If we don't have the article in our collection, 'Get it!' will take you to an intermediate screen where you can request the article from another library.
      UMCG employees can request for free at libraries worldwide, students only within the Netherlands.
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