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February 27, 2006

PubMed has been Discovered!

This morning PubMed was Discovered!

"Discover" is the name of the link the Library has been populating most of our major databases with that allows you to discover whether we have e-access to a journal, a print subscription, or whether you need to request the item via Interlibrary Loan.

Bookmark this URL for PubMed!
IF you use the UIUC-specific link for Pubmed
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=406312
(which can be found in the Library's ORR (Online Research Resource),
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/ )
you'll now see that ALL the records have Discover links on them!!

Recommendation:

You may be interested:
I ran a search this morning in PubMed for articles about Apis mellifera (the honeybee), and looked at the first 100 records:
Then I ran a search on RNAi and insects, again looking at the first 100 articles that came up. This time I would only have had to request 5 articles via Interlibrary loan; 91 were available electronically and 4 were available on campus in print.
Bottomline:
The University Library wants you to get the research articles that you need! In many cases they are now available electronically. But the worst case scenario is that you'll need to request an article via InterLibrary loan.

Learn more about Discover:
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/discover/ or
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/bicnews/archives/2005/12/discover_full_t.html

Posted by Katie Newman at February 27, 2006 3:06 PM