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How would you like to be able to link your patrons to your print holdings or to be able to directly connect your patrons to your electronic journals as they conduct their research?

Does this seem impossible?

It's not impossible for libraries using LinkOut.

LinkOut, a service of the National Library of Medicine, allows a library to mark specific entries in the Entrez databases (i.e. PubMed and other NLM resources) that correspond to the library’s own print and electronic journal holdings. In other words, a patron can immediately identify whether or not a participating library has access to the specific resource that he needs.

Pathways to LinkOut Resources

NCBI LinkOut Information
Start at the source with the NCBI LinkOut information for Libraries.

NN/LM LinkOut Survival Guide
Check out the the NN/LM LinkOut Survival Guide that was developed by Network of the National Library of Medicine staff. The guide provides clear background information and describes how the entire LinkOut process works.

LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources
Links to LinkOut tutorials and resources on the National Library of Medicine's web page to help you become more proficient in your LinkOut skills.

MCR LinkOut Libraries
More and more MidContinental Region libraries are taking advantage of LinkOut! This link will take you to a list of currently participating libraries.

Do you have questions or comments?

If you have any questions or comments regarding LinkOut, please contact the National LinkOut Team (linkout@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) or the LinkOut Coordinator for the MidContinental Region, Jim Honour .