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PubMed: Getting Started


PubMed is a free database run by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

PubMed provides free access to citations from biomedical literature, including many articles still in-process. Full text for select articles may be available through open access sources or the Library's Find @ Walden service.

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

PubMed through Walden Library

Access PubMed through Walden Library's website to enable our Find @ Walden full text finder service.

Locating full text in PubMed

Full text options

After selecting an article in PubMed, full text options are available under Full text links. There are two full text options that may appear:

  • Free/open access options from a variety of publishers
  • Find @ Walden full text finder service: Select this option to see if full text is available in Walden Library


What if full text is not available in Walden Library?

Students and faculty may request the purchase of an article for a research project through our Document Delivery Service. A request link will appear if full text is not available in Walden Library. There is a 30 article lifetime limit per person.

Select "request this article through DDS"

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