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When you're not at Highland

Highland physicians and staff who are URMC affiliates can use their URMC Active Directory account (URMC network and e-mail login) to access electronic journals and databases when off site. 

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

An article citation includes the journal name, title of article, publication date, volume, issue, and page numbers.

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. 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. When not available electronically but part of the 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.

Fetch Item

When you know only part of the citation

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

PubMed SIngle Citation Matcher

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 FindText@UR

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.

On a topic of interest

Customized literature searching is a service offered to all Highland Hospital physicians and staff. Access this service via Ask A Librarian.

For independent searching, 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 additional help with searching:

  • Sign up for a Miner Library class, or
  • View a tutorial:
    • 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, or request a class from a librarian.
    • CINAHL. 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. To learn more, view a tutorial or request a class from a librarian.
    • APA PsycINFO (Ovid). Use it to find articles in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. To learn more, view the APA PsycINFO on Ovid tutorials  or request a class from a librarian.
    • 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. To learn more, visit the webpage How to use the Cochrane Library, or request a class from a librarian.