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Find Journal Articles: Connect to Online Articles

How to retrieve the full-text article

Connect to Articles While Searching Library Databases (CINAHL, Medline, etc.)

Find It@UTMB icons appear in the search results of all Library databases. This icon helps connect you to electronic articles subscribed to by the Library. 

After you click on Find It@UTMB, the article may open automatically. If it does not, you will get a window with one or more of the following options.

  • "Get Article" = connects directly to the full-text article
  • "Browse Journal" = requires the user to locate the full-text article by finding the volume, issue, page number, etc. on the publisher’s website
  • “Library Building” = provides access to the Library Catalog where it displays the print holdings for this title
  • "ILLiad" = allows you to request articles the Library does not own or to request scanned copies from the Library's print collection

NoteAlways connect to databases (CINAHL, Medline, PubMed, etc.) from the Library's home page to ensure that the Find It@UTMB button is available.

Connect to Articles from a Known Reference

If you have an article citation in hand, there are two ways you can check to see if the Library has access to the article you need:

Summon Search

  1. Type the article title or doi in the Summon search box on the Library's home page.
  2. Find the needed article on the results page, and click on the article title OR Full Text Online to see if the Library has access to the article.

PubMed Single Citation Matcher

  1. Fill out the Single Citation Matcher form with the known information. (Note: Not all fields need to be filled in; you can put as little information as necessary to find the article you need.)
  2. Find the needed article on the results page and click on it.
  3. Click on the Find It@UTMB icon to see if the Library has access to the article.

Journal Title Browse

  1. Connect to the Library's home page.
  2. Click on the Journals tab.
  3. Type the journal title in the search box.
  4. In the results, click on the link to connect to the journal.
    Note: Library Building indicates the print copy on the shelf in the Library
  5. Once connected to the journal, look for navigation to browse to the correct year/volume, issue, and page number of the desired reference.

Note: If the Library does not have the article you need, request it via ILLiad.

Connect to Articles Using Summon

  • Summon performs a “Google-style” search across the Library’s journals, books, and more.
  • Summon allows you to search a variety of ways (article/book/journal/chapter title, ISBN, ISSN, doi, author name, etc.).
  • Performing one search can return results in a variety of formats (books, journal articles, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, etc.).
  • Use the facets on the left to narrow your search results by content type, subject terms, publication date, language, etc.
  • In the results, depending on the format, click on the call number, Online Book link, or the Full Text Online link.
  • While Summon includes many resources, keep in mind that it does not include everything the Library subscribes to. Use the Look for a Journal tab on the Library’s home page to search by journal title when in doubt.

Ask a Librarian

Reference Librarians are available Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

 Call: 409-772-2372
 Text: 409-433-9976
 Email 
(askus [at] utmb [dot] libanswers [dot] com)