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When you're not on campus

Use URMC Active Directory account (URMC network and e-mail login) or VPN to access Miner's electronic journals and databases when off campus. 

When you know the citation (journal name, title of article, publication date, etc.), DOI or PMID

Articles published after 1995 are often available electronically. Use the library's Journal Search to find out if the University of Rochester libraries own the journal.  When you find an electronic version of the journal, browse to the volume and page of the article you seek. When not available electronically but part of the Miner Library's print holdings use Interlibrary Loan & Digitization Services to request article.

Journal Search

DiscoverUR Fetch Item (Citation Linker). Simply fill in the journal title and the year, volume and start page of the article, DOI or PMID.

DiscoverUR Citation Linker Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID


When you know only part of the citation

PubMed’s Single Citation Matcher can help you find the complete citation. 

Single Citation Matcher


If you can’t find the citation, Ask A Librarian.

Find articles on a topic of interest

Use the following core databases to help you find articles when you have a topic in mind, but don’t know specific titles of articles. 

For help with searching:

Fill out the online Literature Search Request form to have your search conducted by Miner librarians (available to UR students, faculty, and staff at no charge); or

Databases to research your topic: 

PubMed@UR. Free version of Medline from the National Library of Medicine. Customized to include links to electronic journals subscribed to by University of Rochester libraries. Use it to find articles in all fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, hospital administration. Follow this link to tutorials on how to search PubMed.

CINAHL (EBSCO). Use it to find articles in the nursing and allied health fields. Allied health includes physical and occupational therapy, radiologic technology, emergency service, health education, etc. 

Ovid MEDLINE®, the world’s largest biomedical database. Use it to find articles in all fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, hospital administration. 

APA PsycINFO (Ovid). Use it to find articles in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

Cochrane Library. Includes these databases: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE(Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials , Health Technology Assessment, Cochrane Methodology Register, and the NHS Evaluation Database.

Web of Science. Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Use Cited Reference Search to find articles that have cited a particular article. Use General Search to find articles in all fields of science and social science, including medicine, biology, chemistry, nursing, dentistry, psychology and social work.

Embase – Includes Medline and additional focus on drugs, pharmacology and medical devices.

Here's a link to other Miner Library Resources.

University of Rochester River Campus Libraries subscribe to databases that cover many other disciplines (sociology, psychology, politics, statistics , etc.).


When you need the full-text of an article you found in a database

Use Find Text@UR:

After you complete a search, browse through the citations. Click on the red button that says mage of FindText@UR button

In most cases, if full text is available, the article PDF, or a link to the article will be returned. If the article is not available online, the user is met with the 'Please sign in to check if there are any request options' MyAccount page. From here you can request the article through ILLiad.

Interlibrary Loan ILLiad articles are free of charge for UR faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdocs, students and other UR affiliates.

Use Publisher or Database Links:

Some databases supply additional links to full-text articles. Look for the PDF Full Text, HTML Full Text, Ovid Full Text or publisher link for each citation. Try clicking to open the article.

Download LibKey Nomad    Provided by UR

LibKey Nomad is a browser add-on that facilitates access to articles available through Library subscriptions. And because it is a browser tool, you will know if an article is available before you have to log in. Once LibKey Nomad is installed, you will be prompted to select an institution.


Interlibrary Loan and Digitization Services

Interlibrary Loan & Digitization services are free of charge for UR faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdocs, students and other UR affiliates.