Answered By: Julie Trumble
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2020     Views: 134

There are several ways to get journal articles.

When you have a reference, try using PubMed from the Library's home page. This gives quick access to the Find It @UTMB button which helps connect to the full journal article, or if we do not have it, the Request It form.

  1. Connect to the Library's home page.
  2. Click on the PubMed link on the right side of the page. This address is customized for UTMB.
  3. Click on Single Citation Matcher from the PubMed Tools section below the search blank.
  4. Fill in the blanks on the form and click Go. Journal name, volume, and first page number are enough to get you to the article.
  5. From the reference in PubMed, click the Find It @UTMB button in the upper right corner. You may see a publisher icon. These may not work, even when we have a subscription, especially if you are off-campus.
  6. The Find It @UTMB button will connect to the full article when it is available electronically, provide information about availability in the Library building, and access to Request It to request copies not in the collection.

If the PubMed Single Citation Matcher does not find any results, try using the Summon Search box on the Library's home page or the search box on the "Journals" tab on the Library's home page.

Summon Search box:

  1. Connect to the Library's home page.
  2. Type in words from the article title or keywords of interest in the search box.
  3. If you see the article of interest in the results, click the title to connect to the full-text.
  4. If you do not see the article of interest, try expanding the results by clicking "Add results beyond your library's collection".
  5. If you see the article, click on the title, and you should be able to request it via Request It.

 Journals tab:

  1. Connect to the Library's home page (
  2. Click on the Journals tab and type in the name of the journal in the search box.
  3. The Results tell you where we have full-text available.
    Note: Online access may exist in multiple resources. Pay attention to the dates to pick the best match for the reference you need.
    Note: "Browse Journal" next to "Library Building" gives information in our Library Catalog about our print subscription. The print journals are located on the 3rd floor, alphabetically by the journal title. You can request scanned copies via Request It. 

More information on access to full text can be found here: