LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources
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.
Upcoming Webinar on Wednesday October 18, 2017: 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.
The following are brief animated tutorials with audio for using LinkOut Tools. Running times are rounded to the nearest minute. Click on the link to launch the tour.
- What is LinkOut, Outside Tool and LinkOut Local?
- Why can't I see my icons in PubMed?
- How does LinkOut work?
- How do I use the Submission Utility?
- What statistics are available for my library?
- How do I design an icon for my library?
- How can I localize PubMed for my patrons?
- Additional FAQs
At the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) a LinkOut Theater Presentation is given at the NLM Booth or a LinkOut User Meeting is held. Meeting summaries and presentations are available below. All LinkOut Theater Presentations & User Meetings report on the current status of LinkOut; provide an update on the past year's developments and outline future plans.
- LinkOut: A user's view into capacity building & technical assistance (22 min. video, MLA Annual Meeting Theater Presentation, May 2015) (Adobe Flash™ required)
- LinkOut and Submission Utility Update at MLA 2012 (8 min. video, MLA Annual Meeting Theater Presentation, May 2012) (Adobe Flash™ required)
- LinkOut Review at MLA 2011 (14 min. video, MLA Annual Meeting Theater Presentation, May 2011) (Adobe Flash™ required)
- LinkOut for Libraries at MLA 2010 (MS PowerPoint Slide Presentation from the LinkOut for Libraries Team at NLM)
- LinkOut at MLA 2010 (MS PowerPoint Slide Presentation from the LinkOut Development Team at NCBI)
- LinkOut for Libraries Tips and Tricks (7 min. video, MLA Annual Meeting Theater Presentation, May 2009) (Adobe Flash™ required)
- LinkOut Meetings (2002-2008)
Additional resources of interest to libraries: