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Embase Help Guide

Guide to searching Embase, a biomedical database focused on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic sciences relevant to clinical medicine.

Getting the Full Text of an Article

1. Click the UW Check for Full Text icon 

This icon will take you to a UW Libraries Catalog page that will list both online and print availability. When the catalog interface comes up, click the journal vendor name highlighted in blue to be redirected to the article (you may need to browse for the specific issue).

2. Order a copy of the article if you can't locate UW holdings

If there is no journal vendor name listed in the UW catalog, click on the "Articles (1-2 days)" link. UW Libraries will deliver the article to you via email free of charge. If this option is not visible, you may need to click the "Log in for all services" button and sign in with your UW NetID.

NOTE: Fees waived for interlibrary loans and scanned copies of journal articles to current UW students, faculty and staff.

3. Click the "Full text on publisher’s website" link

This link will take you to an entry for the article on the publisher's website. These pages can be highly variable, with the article fully displayed or available for download as a PDF, or with the option to pay for an article if it is not one the UW subscribes to. Because of this variability, using the Check for Full Text icon is the recommended method of access.


You can also check for journal availability on the eJournals tab on the HSL home page.