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Drexel Library

Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

Research and writing resources for the biomedical sciences

Databases

Getting Full Text

Know what you're looking for? There are a variety of ways to access full-text articles if you know some information about the item you want to read (i.e. article title, author name, journal title, year, DOI, etc...). Go to the search engines below or use the search boxes embedded in this guide.

  • DragonSearch Basic - searches across a majority of the library's collection (but not all of it) and provides links to full-text items in our collection. In Basic Mode, the most effective way is to search is with the article title or DOI. If the Basic Search does not produce what you are looking for (which will sometimes happen), use the Advanced Search option.
  • DragonSearch Advanced - searches across a majority of the library's collection (but not all of it) and provides links to full-text items in our collection. In Advanced Mode, you can search with more than one field (i.e. author name, year, journal name, etc...). To search by DOI, use the "any field" search filter, select "is exactly", enter the doi, and choose "articles" for materials for DOI type.
  • PubMed Basic - this version of PubMed includes embedded links to full-text options to items in Drexel Libraries' collection. The most effective way to search in Basic mode is by title and PubMed ID.
  • PubMed Advanced - this version of PubMed includes embedded links to full-text options to items in Drexel Libraries' collection. In Advanced Mode, you can search with more than one field (i.e. author name, year, journal name, etc...)
  • GoogleScholar - this version of GoogleScholar with links to Drexel full-text options. In basic mode, you can search with any combination of article title, DOI, author name, and journal title.

Full-Text Not Working?

Interlibrary Loan

  • ILLiad - If Drexel does not have online access to an article, use the InterLibrary Loan system to request a copy. Having trouble with ILLiad? Use the full-text troubleshooting form above.