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question about using the Medical Articles

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I do go to the medical sections frequently to research questions but a lot of the time I can only get a "review" ( an excerpt) to open.

If I want to read the whole article, how do I access it?

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Hi Enjoy the Ride,

 

Many times a link will only reflect to an abstract, sometimes the whole article. It often depends on what was available. If you look at the end of a review, or a news article, you should find information about the author, the original source, and publication date. Many journals are available online, although their policies regarding access vary. Some will give limited access for free, others will charge a nominal 'per article' fee, others will want a subscription which may or may not be free~

 

It is sometimes helpful to do a web search using specific title/author information, especially with older reviews. Sometimes the full text will be published some considerable time later.

 

One thing you can try is asking your public library to see if they can obtain a journal on an inter-library loan or microfiche or digital text of the journal. If you live near a medical teaching facility, they might well be a resource for you too. Most of the hospital and universities in a near-by major urban area to me will allow 'reading' privileges, although not 'borrowing' privileges.

 

Best wishes,


Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

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International Scleroderma Network

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