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Access to citations from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, other journals in the field of medicine and life sciences, and links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system. Note: The link above goes to a specially configured version of PubMed for UC Berkeley users that will display the Get It button for full text access. To use the free public version, please click here.
UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors should use the UC Berkeley-specific instance of PubMed by accessing PubMed from links on library website pages (including this page). The UC-eLinks button or the Get it at UC button to access full text will be displayed on every article record.
Drug names: Search on drug brand name, common name, or scientific name. To retrieve the most comprehensive set of results, combine the terms with OR (retrieves articles including either term): Example: aspirin OR acetylsalicylic acid
Desired aspects: Combine desired aspect such as adverse effects, metabolism, pharmacokinetics, physiology, or toxicity using AND (retrieves articles including both terms) Example: (acetylsalicylic acid OR aspirin) AND pharmacokinetics
This is equivalent to (acetylsalicylic acid AND pharmacokinetics) OR (aspirin AND pharmacokinetics)
Review articles: Filter results to see only literature reviews by selecting Review under Article Type in the left-hand menu. Note: Applying a filter for article type may not retrieve some recent articles that have not yet been fully indexed.
Date range: Filter results to see only articles from a specific range of past years by selecting 1, 5, or 10years under Publication Date in the left-hand menu.
Getting full text
Getting the Full Text of Articles
PubMed contains citations to resources, but doesn't include the full text of articles.
To get to the full text of an article from PubMed click on the article's title, and then on the button (before July 27, 2021) or the button (July 27 and after) at the top right of the article page.
Note: To access subscription journals from off-campus you must use EZProxy or the VPN. See Connect from off-campus for more information.
After clicking the UC-eLinks or Get it at UC button, one of the following three things should happen:
You may be taken directly to the article, usually on the journal or publisher website. There you can read the article or book chapter as an HTML page in a web browser, or click a link to download a PDF of the article.
Sometimes you may be taken to the home page of the journal. There you can browse for the year and issue of the journal that contains the article by clicking on an All issues, Previous issues, Archive, or similar link.
You may be taken to a menu in UC Library Search from which you can select a link to access the article online:
If you are blocked from access to a specific life sciences journal article please contact Elliott Smith (see the For more help box).