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Linking to Library Resources: PubMed


Links to articles in PubMed are constructed in a different manner than in other library databases. Copying the link to the PubMed citation in the address bar of the browser will only go to the PubMed display of the article. It will not link to the full text, nor will it show the McDaniel holdings button that will go to the full text of the article.

To link to the full text:

From the article detailed display in PubMed, right click on the McDaniel icon and choose copy link address:

PubMed capture


The link will be formatted as follows:

These links do not have to be proxied as they already go through the library link resolver.


There will be articles that display multiple source icons:

For articles that indicate "free" access, the McDaniel link may not work (if we do not have that specific set of free titles configured) In that case, you can use the link from the other icons (e.g. or )

Thus, you should always check that full text access to the article actually works before using the link. The McDaniel icon appears on ALL PubMed citations whether or not we have access, and those that we do not have full-text access to will take users to an interlibrary loan request form.

It is also possible to use the DOI number (that shows above the article title), using the methods detailed on this page: , but the procedure shown above is less involved.

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