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UC-eLinks is a service that is available when searching California Digital Library (CDL) and UCSF Library databases such as PubMed@UCSF.
Citations retrieved while searching these databases will display the button.
Click on UC-eLinks to:
You must be on the UCSF computer network or using UCSF off-campus access to use UC-eLinks. In PubMed@UCSF, click on the article title to see the UC-eLinks button.
When full-text is available electronically, the UC-eLinks button will link directly to the full-text article from library databases such as PubMed@UCSF. The article will be framed by the UC-eLinks banner.
If the UCSF Library owns an online version of a journal, the UC-eLinks window will display a full text link. Click on the publisher's name to access the article.
You may need to scroll through a list of journal issues to find the desired citation.
On the main page for the article, make sure to view the Full Text version.
To see if UCSF owns the item, click on Check the UCSF Library Catalog Innovative INNOPAC catalog.
To see if another UC campus owns the item, click on Check the UC Libraries Catalog:Melvyl.
To have a print article scanned and emailed to you, see REQUEST IT below.
To request a journal article not owned by UCSF, click on Request this from another library, or from the campus document delivery service. Fill out the request form. [more info]
To request a journal article owned by the UCSF Library, click on the same Request link. Your article will be emailed to you via Document Express, a fee-based document delivery service. [more info]
To cite the item in a course reading list or research paper, click on Copy & Paste Citation or Link. Note that citations retrieved from databases other than PubMed@UCSF may be incomplete.
Choose a citation style. Then copy and paste the citation into your document. Note: The citation appears in plain text. You must format it (italicize, underline, alter capitalization, etc.) to meet the standards of your chosen citation style.
Plain text citation from Copy & Paste Citation window:
Formatted citation in APA style:
If full text is available for your article, you can copy and paste the persistent link into your document.
To create a direct link in Microsoft Word: