Citations can be retrieved using using the Library of Rush University Medical Center’s eJournal list or using a database.
Let's try locating an article using the following citation as an example:
Cox J. Predictors of pressure ulcers in adult critical care patients. Am J. Crit Care. 2011 Sep;20(5):364-75. PubMed PMID: 21885457.
Use the eJournal List
The Library’s eJournal list is a searchable, alphabetical list of journal to which our library subscribes.
Use a Database
You can also locate an electronic citation for your desired article through our databases and then use the green Get It @ Rush button to access the full text. For health science topics, we generally recommend using Scopus or PubMed.
For further assistance using the Get It @ Rush button, please view the "Finding full text from a citation in a database" box to the right.
For further assistance using the Get It @ Rush button, please view the "Finding full text from a citation in a database" box below.
You've identified an article you want through one of our library databases, but the full text isn't included. How do you access the full text?
Do you see that handy dandy green button? Using this button is the easiest way to obtain the full text of an article from within any of our library databases. You can even use the Get It button on Google Scholar!
Clicking Get It @ Rush opens a Get It window, which will either connect you to the full text within the Library of Rush University Medical Center's databases or give you the option to request the article through interlibrary loan.
For assistance in the Get It window, click the tab, above, labeled 2: The Get It Window.
Get It is based on a service called SFX. It uses a technology called OpenURL to link from a citation in one database to the full text of the desired article in a different database or journal homepage. Without Get It, you would have to search several databases separately to find the full text. Users can also use Get It for other services, such as requesting Interlibrary Loan.
Yes – users who have a proxy account will be able to use Get It to find full text articles & other services. Proxy accounts are automatically generated for Rush students and employees. If you have questions about using your proxy account, please call the library at (312) 942-5950.
We are not able to link directly to articles in every e-journal. Get It will take users as close to the article as possible, usually to the journal home page or table of contents. From there, you will need to navigate to the article you want.
The Library of Rush University Medical Center sometimes has overlapping subscriptions to electronic journals. In most cases, full text access comes directly from the journal publisher’s web site. However, many of our electronic journals come from aggregators like EBSCOhost or Elsevier's ScienceDirect. While there may be an overlap in journal titles, often, the coverage dates for these journals are different.
We make multiple options available for users in case of service outages or coverage date differences. Users may find that they prefer one database interface over another.
If you encounter any technical problems, please let us know. You can do so by using the “Report a Problem” service on the Get It menu, or by calling the Library at (312) 942-5950.
Librarians are available to assist you Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday or by appointment. You reach a librarian by calling the Library Service Desk at (312) 942-5950 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click "Ask a Question" in the upper right side of our website to submit an electronic form.
The Get It window will include one or more links under the heading Full Text. Follow any of these links to view the full text article in one of our library databases.
If any of the full text links do not work, click Report a Problem near the bottom of the Get It window. We will do our best to fix the issue and help you to access the full text.
The Get It window will provide a link to request a PDF copy of the article through interlibrary loan. Click ILLiad and log in to our interlibrary loan system to submit an article request form. Article PDFs are delivered by email and usually take fewer than three business days to arrive.
For instructions on requesting articles through interlibrary loan, see our You've Found It! helpsheet at the bottom of this page or click on the tab, above, labeled 3: ILLiad.
If the Library of Rush University Medical Center does not have access to the full text, you will be prompted to "Request a PDF of this article via ILLiad."
This notification means that, while our library does not have access to the full text of an article or book chapter, we can request it for you from another library. Requested items will be emailed to you in PDF format.
Follow the steps outlined below to request an item through ILLiad. We are also more than happy to walk you through the process in person or over the phone (312-942-5950).
Did you know you can ask Google Scholar to Get It @ Rush?
The handout below will show you how to add the Get It @ Rush button to your Google Scholar results.
For more help accessing full text articles at the Library of Rush University Medical Center, view the document below.
We are also more than happy to walk you through the process in person or over the phone (312-942-5950).