Answered By: Odile Harter
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 282

If you are unable to get to full text from the Harvard-licensed (unrestricted) version of PubMed, try tracking down the article in HOLLIS+:

Go to HOLLIS+:

Paste the PMID into the search box.

Find the article in your search results.

If you see a "View Online" tab, that means we have online access to that particular article. Click on the tab and then "open resource in new window" to view the article in the appropriate database.

If you see a "FindIt@Harvard" tab, that means we may not have online access. Click the tab.

Make sure to note the volume, issue, and page numbers for the article.

Then click the option to search for the journal in HOLLIS+.

This will open the HOLLIS+ record for the journal (if we have it). You can click on the "Locations" tab and then click on the red arrows to expand holdings and figure out which library holds the volume you need. From there, you can either go to the library in person to make a scan of the article you need, click Scan & Deliver (if available) to request a scan, or contact the library directly to find out your scanning options for that particular issue.

If FindIt@Harvard is unable to locate a copy of the journal in HOLLIS+ or if the library's holdings don't include the year you need, you can request a copy of the article from from Interlibrary Loan. Go back to the FindIt@Harvard tab for the individual article and click on the second option (Request via Get It! Interlibrary Loan), which will take you to an ILL request page already populated with the citation information. Making the ILL request directly from the FindIt@Harvard tab significantly expedites your request.

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