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LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources

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Libraries that participate in LinkOut can link directly from PubMed citations to their library's online full-text subscriptions and local print holdings records or to their institution's OpenURL-based service (link resolver). To promote your library's participation in LinkOut see; LinkOut for Libraries Promotional Materials.


Webinar Recording: LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between

Join NLM staff to go back to the basics of LinkOut and see how to get the most of your library’s service. Get an inside look at NLM’s three linking services (LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local) and how they differ. Learn where the icons come from and how they get placed on PubMed citations.

View the recording and the slides here.


Training Resources

The following are brief animated tutorials with audio and other training resources for using your LinkOut service. Running times are rounded to the nearest minute. Click on the link to view the resource.


Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information on LinkOut for Libraries, see the following resources:

Additional resources of interest to libraries:



Last Reviewed: April 30, 2018