Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018     Views: 108

The easiest way to access articles through PubMed or any database is to start at the library home page. Starting at the home page will authenticate you as a VT affliate and you will gain access to the full text. The databases link is now located under the Collections tab on the library home page.  

Here is the Virginia Tech's link to PubMed . The GetVText icon will not always show up on the results list but it will show up on the individual article page.


You can also configure PubMed's "Outside Tool" links to connect to our subscriptions. First login to My NCBI (or create a free account, then login).

  1. In the NCBI Preferences, under “NCBI Site Preferences,” click on Outside Tool
  2. On the page that comes up, scroll down and click on the circle next to "Virginia Tech, University Libraries,"
  3. Then click the Save ​button
  4. Now, back on your NCBI Preferences page, next to Outside Tool, you’ll see “Virginia Tech, University Libraries,” selected.

This will ensure that you see the Get VText​ button under every single item that shows in any PubMed search result list.