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Library Resources for Alumni: Resources for North Carolina

Information about electronic resources available to alumni of East Carolina University.

Other possibilities

1. Many journals will let you sign up for a free table of contents service.   You may not be able to access the articles, but you can see what's new.

2. Check favorite database vendors (such as RefWorks) for individual subscriptions.

3.  Use the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to locate health sciences libraries near you.  http://nnlm.gov/.  From their site, click on the region, then the state where you will be.  You'll see a listing of libraries and contact info.  You can also click on Contacts here or on the top of the NNLM home page and find contact informaton for your Regional Medical Library. 

 

4. As always, you can tell us where you're heading and we will try to help you find resources there.

 

NC Resources

Staying in NC?  Great! 

1.  You'll be able to access our AHEC system.  Through AHEC you can get a membership that provides access to the AHEC Digital Library resources.  Go to NCAHEC  http://www.med.unc.edu/ahec/ to find your local AHEC office.  They can tell you what is available and what if any access fees would apply.  Many hospitals provide access for their staff -- check with your education person/department. 

2. NC Live - www.nclive.org - NC LIVE provides North Carolina residents and students with access to high quality information - searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more - covering a wide range of topics.

3. Use the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to locate health sciences libraries near you.  http://nnlm.gov/.  From their site, click on the region, then the state where you will be.  You'll see a listing of libraries and contact info.  You can also click on Contacts here or on the top of the NNLM home page and find contact information for your Regional Medical Library. 

Medline - via PubMed

While we suggest that you access PubMed through the Laupus website while you are at ECU (more full text that way) -- you can access PubMed directly from any Internet connection.   You will still have access to some full text.

 

Go to  PubMed  www.pubmed.gov

Some helpful tools for searching Medline via PubMed

    1.  Pubmed Basics http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/pmtri.pdf  or search PubMed Basics in any web browser 

      2.    Using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) - http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/meshtri.pdf

      3.    Video tutorials http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html                                                            

You can use My NCBI to store searches and set up auto alerts via PubMed.  For more info on NCBI, go to   http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/myncbitri.pdf

 Need full-text?   Click on the full-text link or go to www.pubmed.gov and look at the FAQs under Using PubMed - PubMed Quick Start.