Check for full text in PubMed can be activated in two ways, by accessing PubMed through a special URL or by setting up My NCBI to access Check for full text.
1. The PubMed link listed on the A-Z databases uses this special URL.
2. A user accessing PubMed through this special URL is not signed into personal My NCBI.
*You only need to set this up once.
(Register for a My NCBI account if you do not have one.)
If you wish to change the default search result display to abstract format, go to NCBI Site Preferences and under PubMed Preferences, click on Result Display settings and then the radio button next to Abstract (under default format) and then click on Save button.
When you have discovered resources via a general search over the internet, typically you will be asked to subscribe and/or pay a fee to access the full-text content. You can use this bookmarklet to re-direct the web page to go through the Monash University Library electronic resources gateway, which will then allow you full-text access to the content.
Drag and drop the Access via Monash button below to your browser's bookmark bar
Create the bookmarklet manually:
Access via Monash script
To use the Monash ezproxy bookmarklet
This bookmarklet and user instructions are adopted from the information made available via pages (now archived) prepared by Dr Russell Anderson from Monash School of Physics.
This online generator will create a bookmarklet for any EzProxy URL entered. The Monash EzProzy URL for this tool is:
This tool is developed by Phil Wolstenholm.
Although the Library subscribe to many electronic resources there will be cases where no full-text access is granted even via the Library's gateway. In these cases, please contact the Library for other access options.