Medicine, Nursing, and Other Health Fields
Ways to Access Full Text
There are several ways to access JHU's online resources.
- If you are on campus, make sure that your device is set to be connected to Hopkins wifi (NOT as a guest)
- Never pay for anything! Instead:
Try the methods listed on this page
Ask your department librarian
Contact Ask a Librarian:
--Text to 410-692-8874
--Chat (use the tab on the bottom right of the library home page)
The libraries get their journals and other materials through several sources.
You have several choices about how to see ALL of our full text:
- In Catalyst, go to the Citation Linker page and enter the information about what you are looking for:
- Most of our databases will show you a FIND IT link (make sure you're logged in or on Hopkins wifi so that you see them)
- Also if you're logged in or on Hopkins wifi, Google Scholar will show arrows under the citation -- click on that and it will become a FINDIT link:
This is a browser extension that makes it easy to get to all of your university's online resources, without having to worry about being logged in.
- To see how to install Lean Library, please look at the research guide
- Watch the 1.5-minute video on the Guide page 1
- Guide page 2 -- How to install it
- Guide page 3 -- A few more screen shots about what to expect
See the instructions on this guide's Google Scholar + Google Books page.
Zotero is a free software for managing references
See this page for Zotero extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari
To save papers to Zotero directly: clicking the icon saves the citation data (e.g. journal, authors, title) and the PDF
Zotero also allows export as a Bibtex file, which is useful when writing papers with LaTeX
Once PDFs are saved to Zotero, just double-click on Zotero to access the PDF directly
Also, the plugin has a “reload via proxy” option -- this redirects articles as if you were accessing it through the library website, which makes it much easier to find articles quickly.
When a paper is retracted for some reason, you may not know that and may cite it
However, Zotero works with Retraction Watch to let you know when you plan to cite a retracted paper
Note: "This feature is limited to items with a DOI or PMID (entered in the DOI field or in Extra as “DOI:”, “PMID:”, or “PubMed ID:”), which covers about 3/4 of Retraction Watch data"
- Students and anyone else who is not JHU faculty or staff must request access to VPN
- "Pulse Secure is now owned by Ivanti and the client is now called Ivanti Secure Access Client"
- The icon has changed to this: