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Accessing Full Text via PubMed


Access to the literature is important for your learning and research. UH Libraries subscribes to a large number of journals in the health sciences. Many people use PubMed as their portal to access biomedical literature. Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on how to access full text articles through PubMed. Step-by-step instructions with screenshots are included below the video.

First, visit the link below.

Always make sure you are accessing PubMed through UH’s unique URL, rather than just visiting


Enter your search terms. Once you find an article of interest, click on the title. You will see a “UH Find This Item” button on the right side of the page, under “FULL TEXT LINKS.”


For journals to which we subscribe, clicking that button should take you to the full text of the article.

Depending on the publisher and whether you are on or off campus, you may be prompted to log in with your CougarNet account.

Look for a link to the PDF of the article and download it.


Alternatively, you can change the display of your results so that you don’t have to click on each individual title to get to the “UH Find This Item” button.

At the top right of the results page, click on “Display options” and then “Abstract.”


This will change the results page to show you the abstract of each article, with the “UH Find This Item” button appearing at the bottom of each abstract.


Again, click on the button to access the full text of the article.

I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have questions.