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Finding Books and Journals

Using our Databases

To search for articles related to your topic, use one of our databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, Google Scholar, PsycINFO, or Web of Science. To learn more about using databases effectively, click the tutorials linked in our A-Z databases list or schedule an appointment with our Research and Learning Librarians.

When searching our databases you should expect to see our Find It! buttons. Clicking these will take you to a new page with options to obtain the full text article, as shown below. You will need to authenticate using your myKUMC credentials if you are off campus.

Find It!  Find It!

If we have access to the article, you’ll see:
Find It! available example
  1. Click Get Article to access the full text
  2. The information button () reveals a link to the journal and the dates of coverage that Dykes Library has available.
  3. Show more full-text options reveals additional ways to access this journal
  4. Use the Report a Problem link to send us a comment about something not working

If we don’t have online access to the article, you’ll see:
Find It! not available
  1. Click Request this item to obtain a copy of the article from our interlibrary loan service. This link will take you to the interlibrary loan log-in page and fill in the article details for you to facilitate a speedy interlibrary loan request. Fee information for this service is also available
  2. Wichita Campus users should use the link to email their request
  3. You can also Search the Catalog using the journal title or ISSN to see if we have a physical copy
  4. As always, please Report a Problem if something is not working

Using the Citation Linker

If you already have an article citation, use our Citation Linker to locate the article within our collection. After entering in at least one of the required fields, click the Find It! button at the bottom. Just like the Find It! pages shown in the table above, you will be presented with options to access the full text or request it through interlibrary loan. You will need to authenticate using your myKUMC credentials if you are off campus.

Please contact us to ask a question if you need more help.

Citation Linker example

Using the E-Journal Finder

If you know the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or the PMID (PubMed Identifier) then you can enter either of those numbers into the respective search box of the E-Journal Finder, as highlighted below.

You can test this out by entering a DOI or PMID in the box below.

What is DOI?   Example DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.15.2752
What is PMID?   Example PMID: 32881

Please contact us to ask a question if you need more help.

Search by DOI or PMID

Using the E-Journal Finder

The best way to search for E-Journals is by using our E-Journal Finder. You may search using the journal title, ISSN, or you may browse by title or medical subject category. The results list will show the dates covered by our journal subscriptions.

Please contact us to ask a question if you need more help.

Searching in E-Journal Finder

Using the Catalog

You may use the library catalog to search for specific journals. You can get started from here by typing in the title of a journal, or any keywords in the box below.

 

To narrow your result list to online items, select the checkbox in the top of the list of filters on the right side of the results page, as shown below. You can access these items by clicking on the link to "Click here for full text options." Note that in some cases, we will not have access to current issues of the journals listed.

Searching for E-Journals in catalog

Using the E-Book Finder

The best way to search for E-Books is by using our E-Book Finder. You may search using the book title, ISBN, or medical subject category

Most of our E-Books are available via the following resources:

  • AccessMedicine is an online resource that provides books, study tools, multimedia and quick-reference materials for students, health professionals, and physicians.
  • ClinicalKey is an electronic library that, among other resources, provides access to Elsevier's current medical and surgical books.
  • SpringerLink - SpringerOpen books are freely and immediately available online upon publication and are clearly labeled as 'open access.'

Please contact us to ask a question if you need more help.

Searching in E-Book finder

Using the Catalog

You may use the library catalog to search for specific E-Books or browse our E-Book collection. You can get started from here by typing in the title of a book, or any keywords in the box below.

 

To narrow your result list to online items, select the checkbox in the top of the list of filters on the right side of the results page, as shown below. You can access these items by clicking on the link to "Connect to electronic text." You may also use the sort order options to view our newest e-books, for example.

Searching for E-Books in Catalog

Use our catalog to search for books, journals and other materials available through the A.R. Dykes Library (Kansas City), Clendening History of Medicine Library (Kansas City) and Farha Medical Library (Wichita).

Get started by typing the title of the print or electronic book or journal in the search box at http://library.kumc.edu. You can also search by Author, Subject, Call Number or ISBN/ISSN using the Advanced Search options. Click Find to view your results. You can filter by Library, as shown in the image below, and select other options on the right side to narrow your search by Collection, Format, Call Number, and more. You can always remove the filters by clicking in the yellow box.

The catalog will show if individual items are checked out or available, as in the case below. Contact library staff to place holds on items that are checked out and receive a notification when they are returned. View our policies on checking out materials for loan duration and overdue fee information.

Use sort and filter options to find items in the catalog

Last modified: Nov 02, 2020
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