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Medicine: Journal Articles

This guide is designed for everyone - from new students to research staff - in the Faculty of Medicine, and anyone else who needs to use medical information resources.

Off-Campus Access

Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service.

Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.

How do I make a request?

All requests need to be submitted using WebCatYou'll need to:

  1. Logon to WebCat using your User Name & Password
  2. Select Requests & Document Supply  
  3. Select Request something not available in our collections
  4. Select from:
  • books / theses
  • journals / articles

5. Enter details in the online form, completing all the required fields

6. Read the copyright statement. Click Place Request. By submitting your request you are agreeing to the copyright declaration

If you are unclear about what information to include in your request, here are some .

How Do I Know If You Have It?

Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.

If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text. If not, look out for the Full Text Finder icon - click this to find out if we have access to the journal. 

If you found the article another way, search eJournal Title Search for the journal (not article) title to find out if we have access to the electronic version. If not, run a "journal title" search on WebCat to see if we have it in print.

Understanding An Article Reference

A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article.

Lucke-Wold BP, Turner RC, Lucke-Wold AN, Rosen CL, Huber JD. Age and the metabolic syndrome as risk factors for ischemic stroke: improving preclinical models of ischemic stroke. Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine 2012;85(4):523-39.

This article was written by BP Lucke- Wold and colleagues, and the article's title is  'Age and the metabolic syndrome as risk factors for ischemic stroke: improving preclinical models of ischemic stroke'. It was published in 2012 in the journal called 'Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine'. It was published in volume 85, issue 4, and the article ran from page 523 to 539.



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