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.
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.
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.
- 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
Additional resources of interest to libraries:
Last Reviewed: April 30, 2018