How do I access e-journals while on campus?
There are a number of ways to access e-journals while on campus:
How do I access e-journals while off-campus?
To access journals when off-campus, you must be signed in to the library website. This easy procedure authenticates you as a Galter Library affiliate and allows us to provide electronically-licensed content to you at an off-campus location. Once you have registered and signed in, use the Galter Library website as normal.
I'm at NMH or Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and I can't access an e-journal. Why not?
Not all Galter e-journals are accessible from all locations on the Chicago Campus. Some publishers will only allow us to include one site in our license and that may not include NMH or Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
If you are at NMH or Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and are unable to access an e-journal, sign in to the library website. You will need a NetID and password to create an account. This should authenticate you as a Galter Library affiliate and allow you access to our electronic resources.
If you still experience problems, call the Reference Desk at (312) 503-8126 or email us.
I'm at Lurie Children's Hospital (or Lake Forest or other NM locations outside of the NM campus) and I can't access an e-journal. Why not?
Owing to licensing restrictions, not all of our electronic journals are available at other affiliated hospitals. Feinberg School of Medicine faculty and residents who work at Lurie Children's, Lake Forest Hospital, or other Northwestern Medicine locations have off-campus access privileges (i.e. remote access to online resources by signing in with their NetID). Staff and physicians without a Feinberg School of Medicine faculty appointment do not.
I'm unable to access a journal in Ovid. Why not?
The Galter Library provides access to a number of journals through its Ovid databases: MEDLINE and Journals@Ovid. Click here to search Journals@Ovid, and here to Browse the Journals@Ovid.
If you are on campus, you should have no problem accessing these resources and the full-text journal articles that are included within them. If you are off-campus, you need to sign in to the library website. As only a certain number of users can access the Ovid resources at any one time, you may receive a message indicating that the number of licensed users is maxed out. If you see this message, just try again in a few minutes. If you experience any difficulties, please call the Reference Desk at (312) 503-8126 or email us.
Why can't I access the article I want in an e-journal?
There a number of possibilities:
I can only access an older issue of a journal online. Why is this?
Some journals restrict access to their electronic content to archival issues, i.e. issues older than a year. The library would have to pay an additional fee to obtain access to the more recent issues. This information should be listed in the journal record in GalterSearch.
How can I link to journals through PubMed or Ovid?
The Galter Library provides access to many electronic articles directly from PubMed or Ovid MEDLINE.