by Lorna Wright, MLS
Head, Technical Services Department
the quickest way to find an article in an electronic
From the library homepage , click
on Ejournals in the middle
column. Click the first entry on the next page, UCHC
Electronic Journals , and enter adjacent title words in the search
box. E.g. “annals of internal” will find Annals of Internal
Medicine but “annals medicine” will not.
the most reliable way to find an article in an electronic
Search the journal title in the library catalog found on the library homepage
by clicking on Library Catalog
. In addition to finding the same link to the electronic journal that
you would find on the Ejournal list, you will also find information about
the print holdings, the limit on the number of users, the most recent
issue online, and both alternate and earlier forms of the title.
can I get help right now?
On weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm, call the Reference Desk at 860-679-2942.
Nights and weekends, you can call the Circulation Desk at 860-679-2839.
We’ll be happy to help you immediately.
When you encounter a request for a password, check either the catalog
or the Ejournal list under the journal title. Look for a link called “Get
the Password” that will take you to the password page at http://library.uchc.edu/mdconsult/ejnlpswd.html.
This is only accessible from UCHC IP addresses.
if I’m off campus and don’t have a UCHC IP address?
Use your library barcode and internet browser to set up proxy access.
Instructions are under Technical Support in the left column on the
are there titles on the Ejournal list that are not in the catalog?
The catalog includes all titles that are subscriptions of this library.
The Ejournal list is longer because it also includes titles that are available
through agreements with the main campus, statewide consortia and more
extensive access to free journals.
are all those links in PubMed?
you look at citation results in PubMed, you’ll often see three buttons
(see sample below). The most helpful link says “Link to Full Text”
under a UConn Health Center logo. If you only see the UCH “View
Print Holdings” button, click on it to search the catalog to find
years we hold in print--you might be surprised to find electronic holdings
also. Buttons in PubMed that do not say UConn Health Center were provided
by the publisher and will often lead you to Pay-per-view access to the
articles, although they may lead to free full text. The PubMed link system
cannot be linked to some publishers; the lack of a link does not mean
we don’t subscribe to the electronic journal. You may need to go
to the catalog and the password page to retrieve your article.
can’t I see the links in PubMed on my computer?
PubMed doesn’t recognize you as a UCHC user unless you use the special
URL on our homepage. You may bookmark the URL that includes the special
do I retrieve full text while I’m searching databases?
LinkFinder is a new software we’ve installed to help you access
the full text. If you’re searching in Ovid, your citations will
list “UCHC Resources” on the far right. If you’re searching
Web of Science, open the citation to find the link to “UCHC Resources.”
Clicking on “UCHC Resources” will bring up either the full
text directly or a page of possible locations. Many journals cannot be
linked through LinkFinder, so always try the link to the “Library
Catalog Title Search.”
years are available online?
Both the Ejournal list and the catalog show the earliest year available
to UCHC users. Publishers are adding older issues and we post the new
starting dates if older issues are available to us. We’re also working
on adding the most recent online issue to the catalog information. Generally
you will find five years in electronic journal archives.
can’t I access all the older issues on the publisher’s site?
We may not have purchased the publisher’s older online issues. The
years available to you are listed on the Ejournal list and the catalog.
If you are interested in older issues that are not available, please send
a purchase request to the library at http://library.uchc.edu/departm/techserv/form.html.
I use all those electronic journals in the Storrs list?
Not necessarily, but maybe. We don’t yet have an easy way to let
you know whether the subscription at the main campus will include Health
Center access. You can certainly try their links.
I use Google to find full-text?
If you put a long text string from the article title in quotes into Google,
you just might be lucky enough to find the full text posted on a website.
if I’ve tried all these alternatives and it still doesn’t
Please let us know. Call the Reference Desk at 860-679-2942 weekdays.
On weekends, call the Circulation Desk at 860-679-2839. Or fill out a
problem report at http://library.uchc.edu/comments/problemrpt.html
and we’ll try to resolve your problem within 24 hours.