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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
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.
The link above goes to a specially configured version of Pubmed for UC Berkeley users. 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 icon to access full text will be displayed on every article record:
PubMed search tips
Physiological systems: Search on the system name or any variations. To retrieve the most comprehensive set of results, combine the terms with OR (retrieves articles including either term): Example: (adaptive OR acquired) immune system
Desired aspects: Combine desired aspect such as dysregulation or vaccine response using AND (retrieves articles including both terms): Example: (adaptive OR acquired) immune system AND vaccine response
Subjects: Limit to human research subjects by adding AND human. Example: (adaptive OR acquired) immune system AND vaccine response AND human Note: Adding AND human may retrieve some articles using animal research subjects if variations on the word "human" or "humans" occurs in the title or abstract. Be sure to read the article carefully to determine if human subjects were involved.
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.
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 at the top right of the article page. Note: To access the library's UC-eLinks service and subscription journals from off-campus you must use EZProxy or the VPN. See Connect from off-campus for more information.
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 the UC-eLinks menu:
Click on the Get It Online link to access the full text if it is available.
To see if we have online access to a specific life sciences journal, you can search UC Berkeley's eJournals by the title of the journal (not the title of the article!).