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When you're not on campus

Use your UR NetID or URMC Active Directory account (URMC network and e-mail login) to access Miner's electronic journals and databases when off campus. Students have access through their Blackboard accounts. Online help with NetIDs is available from University of Rochester Information Technology. Contact the administrator of your UR Department to determine if you qualify for a UR NetID or Active Directory account.

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

Articles published after 1995 are often available electronically. Use Miner's E-Journal Portal to find out if the University of Rochester libraries own the journal. You can search by journal title or browse for the title alphabetically. When you find an electronic version of the journal, browse to the volume and page of the article you seek. Or, most electronic journals allow you to search by author, title, etc.

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Another alternative is to use the E-Journal Portal's Link-to-Article tab. Simply fill in the journal title and the year, volume and start page of the article.

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Use the Library Catalog to find older articles that are only available in print. Search by journal title to learn if the UR libraries own the journal and where it is located. The Library Catalog includes print and electronic versions.

If the journal is not owned by the UR libraries, you can order the article through the electronic interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. New users must register. Interlibrary Loan items are free of charge for UR faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdocs, students and other UR affiliates.

When you know only part of the citation

PubMed’s Single Citation Matcher can help you find the complete citation. If you use PubMed@UR, it will also link you to the full-text article, when available. Look for the link to Single Citation Matcher under "PubMed Tools" at the bottom of the PubMed homepage. If you can’t find the citation, Ask A Librarian.

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

1. Use Find Text@UR:

After you complete a search, browse through the citations. Click on the red button that says FIND@UR or FINDTEXT@UR.

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A new window will open. (Tip: This window will only appear if you have allowed pop-ups on your browser. Disable the pop-up blocker to see it.)

In most cases you will link directly to the full-text article. For best printing results, look for a PDF link. (Tip: To print a PDF, always use the printer icon on the PDF toolbar. In the Ovid databases, if the article is not in PDF format, click on the Ovid PRINT PREVIEW link to print the graphics at full size. Use your browser's print command to print.)

If the article is not available online, you will find other options for getting the article in the new window. You can look for a print version of the journal by searching in the library catalog. Try clicking on both ISSN and TITLE to do a thorough search.

If you do not find the journal in the library catalog, and you want to order the article through ILLiad, click on Request through Interlibrary Loan - Miner Library. Interlibrary Loan items are free of charge for UR faculty, staff, residents, fellows, postdocs, students and other UR affiliates.

2. 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.

On a topic of interest

Use the following search tools to help you find articles when you have a topic in mind, but don’t know specific titles of articles. There are tricks to searching each of the resources and the screen for each resource is different.

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
  • Sign up for a Miner Library class; or
  • Use Ovid MEDLINE®, the world’s largest biomedical database. Use it to find articles in all fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, hospital administration. Sign up for a class.

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. Sign up for a class.

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.

Other databases. University of Rochester River Campus Libraries subscribe to databases that cover many other disciplines (sociology, psychology, politics, statistics, etc.). They are arranged here by topic.