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Getting Full-Text Articles

PubMed is not a full-text database, but you can get full-text articles several ways.

Some PubMed citations link to full-text articles at no charge. After doing a search, look to the left and click "Free full text." See other full-text options in PubMed Help.

Check your local library. If the article is not available there, ask your library to get the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL request must come from your local library.

You may be able to set up a Loansome Doc account with a medical or university library and order your documents from your personal computer. See the Loansome Doc Fact Sheet or contact your NLM Supported Regional Medical Library to find a participating library.

If you live outside the United States and are interested in registering for Loansome Doc, please read the information at

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