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 December 22, 2003 [posted]
 
 
 DOCLINE® Version 2.0 Directs Users to Full Text Articles Available at Producer Sites
 
 

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he latest release of DOCLINE, Version 2.0, features links from DOCLINE and Loansome Doc® via PubMed® to free full text articles whenever the article requested is available either in PubMed Central or at the producer site. (For more information on DOCLINE 2.0, please see DOCLINE® 2.0 Released. Technical Notes. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Nov-Dec;(334):e1.)

In DOCLINE and in Loansome Doc®, the "***Free at Producer Site***" (see Figure 1), "***Free at Producer Site (Registration Required)***" (see Figure 2), and "***Free in PubMed Central***" (see Figure 3) links now take users directly to the full text article.

  Figure 1: Free at Producer Site Link in DOCLINE
  Figure 2: Free at Producer Site (Registration Required) Link in DOCLINE
  Figure 3: Free in PubMed Central Link in DOCLINE

Note: In a few cases, the link will take the user to the abstract, and then the user must click on another link to access the full text of the article. The display and number of clicks required to get to the article depend on how each producer has set up access. In the following example, the user would have to click on the PDF link (see Figure 4).

  Figure 4: Free at Producer Site Link in DOCLINE

LocatorPlus
NLM® has changed the call number for titles available at the producer site to include the statement, "free at producer site." If NLM does not know that all issues for a particular title are available free at the producer site, an availability note will be added: "See site for available issues or content" (see Figure 5).

  Figure 5: Availability Note on Record in LocatorPlus

To find all titles available free from the producer within LocatorPlus, perform a Call Number Search using the phrase electronic link: free at producer site. This search will retrieve all titles that are:

  • free at the producer site [call number is Electronic link: free at producer site];
  • free at producer site and require registration [call number is Electronic link: free at producer site (registration required)]; and
  • free at producer site with only some articles available free [call number is Electronic link: free at producer site (selected content only)].

In addition, as announced previously in DOCLINE® Version 1.6 Directs Users to Full Text Articles Available in PubMed Central. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Jul-Aug;(333):e4., free titles that are in PubMed Central can be identified in LocatorPlus by performing a Call Number Search using the phrase electronic link: free in pubmed central.

Please Note
If requests are sent to NLM for articles that are free in PubMed Central, NLM will fill the request and charge the usual fee. We hope that users and library staff will use the free links and, thereby, avoid paying for articles that are freely available.



Deena Acton
Serial Records Section

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Acton, D. DOCLINE® Version 2.0 Directs Users to Full Text Articles Available Free at Producer Sites. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Nov-Dec;(335):e10.

 


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