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Help Finding Full Text: PubMed

Find full text :

PubMed contains links to full text of articles in journals licensed by HSLIC or University Libraries. Articles without links to full text should supply a link back to HSLIC's catalog, where additional access to the article may be available or the item may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Find Full Text when using PubMed

Select the desired title in PubMed search results. Then you will see a screen with the title, the abstract, and links to full text. The full text link icons appear in the upper right of the browser window.   

PubMed article results page showing the full text icons in upper right of window


Full text icon types:

There are three types of full text icons. These links check for full text access they do not guarantee access. Selecting UNM's icon will give a more accurate representation of accessible material.

  1. Publisher icons (more than one of these icons could be present)
  2. UNM find article icon
  3. Open Access icon

IMPORTANT:  If HSLIC does not have a subscription to the journal where the article appears you will not have access to fulltext. However, the journal website may ask you to pay for access to the article. HSLIC is not responsible for any purchases made via this method. For alternative access see: Inter-Library Loan.


Publisher’s Icon

Example of a publisher icon for Wiley Online LibraryThe publisher icon will direct you to the journal, typically to the specific article, however sometimes you will need to retype the article name in the journal's search bar. If no access is available the publisher may ask you to purchase access, HSLIC is not responsible for any purchase made.


UNM Icon:

UNM "Find Article" iconThe UNM icon directs you through the HSLIC site to see if full text access is available. If full text is available then you will click “View Full Text” and be directed to the item. If there is not full text access then you will get a message that says “unable to find links to item”.


after clicking on UNM find article link - HSLIC displays multiple link for access to article and/or journal

Open Access Icons:

Open access icons for Plos One and BioMed CentralOpen access icons indicate journals where the contents are freely accessible to anyone without a subscription.



Icon for Free full text article in PubMed Central  The Free in PubMed Central icon indicates that the article is freely available in PMC if you click here.

Things to Watch Out For

Things to Watch Out For

  • Watch out for articles that state they are E-Pub Ahead of Print or In Processing (try the publisher link and the Additional Resources page, but this article will probably be unavailable).
  • Supplements can be difficult to find. Sometimes our subscription will not cover them for a journal. If we have access to them, you will often have to track these manually, checking multiple providers, from the Additional Resources page.
  • Some items don’t index or link well, such as things we can only get exclusively through a particular database. For these you may have to go into the individual database and use its search tool to find the item.
  • If you have trouble accessing something, please send an email to

Need more help?

For additional assistance in accessing full-text resources, contact