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PubMed (EN): 6. Searching full-text

Searching full text articles

On this page you can find information on how to find the full text of articles. In some cases this is possible through PubMed itself, but most articles must be accessed through your HAN account. If this also fails you can check out the link below 'how to get the pdf' with several alternative options on how to get the pdf file of an article. 

Articles in PubMed with full text access

PubMed usually contains the references to an article, including an abstract. After reading the summary you can decide whether you want to read the rest of the article. In some cases PubMed also contains the full text of an article.

To access an article with full text access, click the icon underneath 'full text links'. In some cases the article can be accessed for free, in some cases it is a paid article, which means you have to use another method to access the article.

PubMed with full-text

Articles in PubMed without full text access

If PubMed does not contain a full text link to the article you can use one of the methods below:

  • Copy and paste the title of the article in HANQuest and check whether you can access the article. Before accessing you will be asked to log in with your HAN account.
  • Copy and paste the title of the article in Google Scholar. If you are physically present at the HAN or if you have the HAN linker installed you can easily check whether the article is available through your HAN account. To install the HAN-linker click on the three bars in the top left corner of the screen and select 'settings'. Under library links/bibliotheeklinks enter 'Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen'. Besides the articles that you can access through your HAN account you can now find a link that says 'HAN Linker'. 

If these two methods do not yield result, contact one of the information specialists under the tab 'contact'.