*New* Icons in PubMed for Articles Freely Available at Institutional Repositories

PubMed now has another way to let you know about more articles that you can get for free. These new institutional repository (IR) icons will link to the free full text of the article at an institutional repository when the article is not freely available from the journal or from PubMed Central.

When an IR is participating in this new feature, the linking icon will show up in the “Full text links” section to the right of the abstract in PubMed. This linking icon will appear for any IR article that does not have another free full text option. The “LinkOut – more resources” section (which you’ll find
below the abstract) will also have a direct link to the full text available from the IR. This area will include links to all the available free full text options.

There are only a few IRs participating in the free full text LinkOut at this time but these few already expand access to about 25,000 publications. The California Digital Library’s eScholarship program is a participant. Click on any a article title here to see the icon for eScholarship.

More information is available in the National Library of Medicine’s Technical Bulletin.