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Edward G. Miner Library

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Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID allows users to input a DOI or PMID and connect to the full text of articles available through the UR Libraries. If the article is unavailable in the library's collection you will have the option to submit an Interlibrary Loan request.


The first time you use, (or after you clear your browser's cache) you may need to select University of Rochester as your organization.


Once you have searched for a DOI or PMID, you will be brought to the LibKey landing page.

Navigating the LibKey Landing Page

The LibKey landing page appears the first time an article is searched during a browsing session, and allows you to choose your format preference. There are several components to this page:

  1. Choose your format preference from the available format options. Generally these are the PDF or the article link (html full text on the publisher’s site). In some cases, direct linking to the PDF is not available, so the article link may be the only option.
  2. If you check this box, the format choice is remembered in future sessions in the same browser for 24 hours. 
  3. This option takes you to the table of contents view in BrowZine, so you can browse other articles in the same publication.
  4. Use this option if you are having trouble accessing the direct link or if you want to view the full list of article access options. 
  5. No electronic access? Submit an ILL requst.