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Interlibrary loan and document delivery in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is accomplished through DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system.
DOCLINE links journal(a.k.a. serial) holdings to efficiently route requests to potential lending libraries on behalf of the borrower. There are currently over 3,200 libraries from the U.S., Canada and Mexico participating in DOCLINE.
Need help? Training? Support? Contact National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-on-one or group DOCLINE training can be arranged. Sessions may be conducted onsite or as part of a distance learning session using Adobe Connect software.
Depending on your web browser of choice, we recommend that users either "bookmark" (Firefox 3.5) or "favorite" (IE7 or IE8) the official DOCLINE Login.
- DOCLINE Online Help. This online manual provides a comprehensive overview of the DOCLINE system. Users may also access the online manual from the Help link found on the user's DOCLINE Home page.
- DOCLINE FAQ sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about: routing, serial holdings, library groups, etc.
- FAQs on DOCLINE Serial Holdings
- DOCLINE Fact Sheet.
- DOCLINE-L.This is an email discussion list that provides NLM with the means to broadcast important messages to DOCLINE users.
- NER Routing Table Guidelines In 2007, DOCLINE introduced the placement of library groups within the routing table. DOCLINE users within the region are encouraged to follow these guidelines to optimize performance of their routing table.
- DOCLINE Release Notes.
- DOCLINE System Requirements
- DOCLINE Best Practices for Users
- TO learn about FreeShare
- To request formation of a new library group
Electronic Funds Transfer System
The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) has been operational in the New England region since 1996. It is a transaction-based electronic billing system for interlibrary-loan and document delivery.
Loansome Doc enables PubMed© users to forward their requests for journal articles to "Ordering Libraries", which field their requests through their own document delievery services.
NCBI LinkOut and Outside Tool
LinkOut for Libraries is a service that provides access for PubMed users to their library's journal collections, both electronic and print. When a user finds a citation in PubMed, they can click on the library's icon to view either the full text for the article or receive a listing of the library's print holdings.
- The LinkOut for Libraries Home Page provides access to LinkOut resources for libraries, including the Library Submission Utility.
- The LinkOut online manuals cover technical information, policies, and general information for libraries and full-text providers.
- LinkOut for Libraries Training & Educational Resources includes tutorials and FAQ's to help libraries begin to participate in LinkOut.
- The LinkOut FAQ page contains answers to some of the most frequent questions about LinkOut, including cost, library icons, statistics, and more.
- The LinkOut-Outside Tool Decision Tree helps to determine if LinkOut or Outside Tool is a more viable alternative for linking full-text from online journals.
- The LinkOut-Outside Tool Chart of Options outlines the differences among three linking options for providing full text to the online journal collection: (1.) LinkOut (plain vanilla); (2.) LinkOut Local; and (3.) Outside Tool (using third party link resolvers.)