6. FIT-IH: PubMed Full-text articles
Ever have questions where you just want a quick and dirty answer? You don't want to wait for the best article, you just want an article to look at right now? PubMed ( http://pubmed.gov) has two very helpful phrases you can add to your search statement to help you filter out just those references that have full-text available online. One finds only references with links to free full-text articles. The other finds references with links to both free and no host articles.
For the free full-text just add the phrase < AND free full-text [filter] >. Change the "Display" choice to "Abstract", or click on an individual reference's author link, and you will see icons that will take you to the
If you have credit card in hand you can use the phrase < AND full-text [filter] > instead. With this phrase you'll see both free and pay-per-view links.
1. Be sure to use all capitals for AND or the search engine gets confused.
2. The tag < [filter] > at the end of the phrase is important. Without it you get nothing.
3. Remember to change the "Display" after you run the search to see the links.