American Journals For Free?

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  1. FionaS

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    As a UK med student who gets to write far to many essays, I was wondering if there are ANY american journals which won't make me fork out a fortune if I want to so much as view a full article (let alone print the full article). Have to admit that I haven't tried JAMA yet, but I suspect they'll try to extort money out of me too <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Anyway, if you know of any journals which you can access without paying, please let me know! They don't have to be any particular speciality or anything. Thanks!
     
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  3. leorl

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    Tell you what. Each school has access to different journals. Why don't you email me a list of what you need - [email protected] and I'll try to find them. I offer because I had a friend at Trinity (Dublin) completing her thesis and at the last minute needed an article from the American Journal of Sports Medicine, which I scanned to her because they don't receive those publications over there. I can't promise that I can get all of them or have huge chunks of time to look everything up if you send me a lot, but I'll do what I can :) .
     
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    Here is a list of free journals available online that I have been able to find:

    <a href="http://www.hosppract.com/" target="_blank">Hospital Practice</a>

    <a href="http://www.postgradmed.com/" target="_blank">Postgraduate Medicine</a>

    <a href="http://www.physsportsmed.com/" target="_blank">Sportsmedicine </a>

    <a href="http://content.nejm.org/" target="_blank">New England Journal of Medicine</a> but only for articles more than six months old.

    Please share if anyone knows of any others available.
     
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    <a href="http://www.freemedicaljournals.com" target="_blank">http://www.freemedicaljournals.com</a>

    I would also try the medical library of an area hospital--a lot of hospitals in the states subscribe to Ovid, which is an online database of full-text and abstracts of journals. Maybe a UK hospital also subscribes to Ovid?

    At my hospital, it is free to anyone who walks in the door to use and print from Ovid.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Thanks everyone, esp Leorl! I've actually finished the essay I was stressing about, but when the next one comes up, I might take you up on that offer.

    As for Ovid, my med sshool subribes, but you can only read abstracts and not the full article (I do have friends who quote articles after only having read the abstract, but I prefer to know what I'm letting myself in for!)

    My staple free journal is the BMJ for those who haven't come across it particularly - <a href="http://www.bmj.com" target="_blank">www.bmj.com</a>
     

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