Recently the U of T library has turned
on access to both its fulltext links and information
about its print copies via the PubMed url.
There are two important implications
for users:(1) you can see links to both fulltext and
an indication of paper copies held at U of T when
you do a PubMed search but (2) you must access PubMed
via the appropriate url to see the links. The commonly
used short url www.pubmed.gov
will not give you an indication of which journals
Uof T affiliated users can obtain in either fulltext
or paper copy.
For example, at PubMed citation #14530075
accessed via the appropriate url, you will see:
accessing this citation via http://www.pubmed.gov
will not indicate these images.
For the most complete information about
titles available to the U of T community via PubMed
in either format, use the link to PubMed from the
or the UTL
e-indexes page (http://link.library.utoronto.ca/eir/EIRsearch.cfm?T=I).
Move your mouse over the PubMed link on these pages
and watch the url at the bottom of the window change
to a very long string of characters. The many additional
letters at the end of the destination url indicate
various consortial arrangements and a database which
has information about U of T print holdings.
There are publishers who have not signed
an agreement with PubMed and care must be used to
track down fulltext from these publishers. For example,
American Psychological Association journals are available
electronically to the U of T community via PsycArticles
but there is no link to their titles in fulltext via
PubMed, even though PubMed indexes the APA journals.
For these publishers, users still need to check the
UTL catalogue and the UTL e-journals listing.
If you do use www.pubmed.gov
and want to see articles which are freely available
anywhere, do your search and combine with the statement:
AND free full text[sb] For example, type into the
Breast cancer AND free full text[sb]