The Elusive Full Text Article
Clinicians and researchers are frustrated when they can't get full text articles. Unfortunately, most publishers' license agreements contain narrow definitions of "authorized users" that exclude alumni.
Like other libraries, the PCOM Library must restrict access to licensed content to current students, faculty, and employees.
The good news is that there is a large and growing body of high quality "open access" literature. Open access is precisely that: access is open to everyone without subscription fees or licensing.
This page identifies sources for high-quality full text. Take a look at the Top Clinical Titles - they are among the most highly cited and open access.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health is working on multiple fronts to aid in the COVID-19 response through new initiatives with the global publishing community and artificial intelligence researchers. NLM is expanding access to scientific papers on coronavirus for researchers, care providers, and the public, and for text-mining research. This work makes use of NLM’s PubMed Central® (PMC), a digital archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences literature.
Top Clinical Titles
The Free Medical Journals site links to many core clinical titles. Many offer automatic table-of-content email alerts. Caveat: not all content is free and some sites require registration.