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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 Library Search. You'll need to:

  1. Logon to Library Search using your User Name & Password
  2. Select Send a Request from the top tab
  3. Choose from the 3 options

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, you can check our holdings using the title of the journal to see if we have a print copy in our holdings.  You can use Library Search to do this.  We also have an advanced guide to help you find out more on our Library Search help page

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.