Q1: Do I need a library card to check out Library materials?
A1: Yes. Your Touro University Nevada ID badge, also known as your “proxy card,” serves as your library card when it is barcoded. Your ID badge should have a barcode including a 14-digit number on the back. If it doesn’t, stop by the library to get barcoded. You must have both your ID badge and a library barcode to check out materials.
Q2: I used my remote login and password at home to get to the Jay Sexter Library’s electronic resources, but it won’t let me in. Why?
A2: First, make sure that you have registered for remote access (off-campus access) to our electronic resources. Use the Remote Access Registration page to create a username and password if you haven’t already. Use your 14-digit library barcode number (without any spaces) in the box labeled Touro ID. If you have problems registering, use the box under “Problem with your account” to send a message to us. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. If you have forgotten your login and password, use the Forgot your password link to retrieve this information. If you are certain that you are using the correct login and password and still cannot access our resources, check the firewall on your home computer. You may have to disable the firewall to access our e-resources.
Q3: How do I find full text journals online at the Jay Sexter Library?
A3: Use the Journals page. You can search by journal title, words in the journal title, or ISSN to see the library’s entire collection of electronic journals. Search results show the databases that include a specific title’s content and a date range of available coverage. Click on the database name to access the journal. You can also search by PubMed ID (PMID) for a specific article. If we have access to the article, you will see links to the article, the journal it appears in, and the databases where the journal title can be found. Please note that you will need to look for “TUN” at the end of the database name when searching by PMID, as the PMID search feature is shared by all Touro libraries.
Q4: What is PubMed @ TUN?
A4: PubMed is one of the premier indexing and abstracting databases of biomedical journal literature. It is produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and is freely available to all. PubMed @ TUN utilizes LinkOut, a cooperative service between NCBI and many database providers, allowing you to search the PubMed database and then link to the full-text of articles in most of the Jay Sexter Library’s subscribed databases. It also allows our users to see if the Jay Sexter Library has the article in print format. You must use your library login and password to utilize PubMed @ TUN because you are accessing the Jay Sexter Library’s subscribed databases in addition to PubMed.
Q5: How do I access full text articles in PubMed @ TUN?
A5: After doing a search in PubMed @ TUN, you will see four filters on the right side of the page under “Filter your results.” Your choices will be: All, Free Full Text, Review, and Touro University Nevada. Click on the Touro University Nevada filter and change your display setting to “Abstract” (use the Display Settings menu at the upper left corner of the page) if your search results include more than one article. Each article available through the Jay Sexter Library’s subscription databases will have a blue “Full Text Touro NV” icon either on the right side of the screen or below the abstract. Click on this icon to access the article. Articles available in print will have a blue “In Print Touro NV” button. Some articles are available in full text for free through open access. To view free full text articles, click on the “Free Full Text” filter, change the display setting to “Abstract” (if necessary), and then click on a free full text icon.
Q6: Are all of Touro University Nevada’s full text journals “linked out” in PubMed @ TUN?
A6: No. A few of our full text journal providers are not participating in the LinkOut program. We may have access to the journal, but cannot link out to it. To see if we have an article that is not linked out, copy the PMID number (number only) and paste it into the Search by PMID box found on the Journals page. Click search and you will be brought to the Article Linker page. If there are links on the page, look for those with TUN codes. If you see a link with a TUN code, click the “Article” link to the left to view the full text. If there is only a “Journal” link, you will need to navigate through the issue links to your specific article.
There is an exception to this process: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is in the library’s journal collection, but you will not find it when searching by PMID. Access it by searching by the title CDSR (or the title Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews). On the search screen, change the “Any Field” box to “Accession Number” then cut and paste the accession from PubMed into the search box. Accession numbers start with “CD.”
Q7. I found an article in PubMed @ TUN that I want to access. It has the blue Full Text Touro NV button, but when I click on it I can’t get the article. How can I access the full text article?
A7: If it is a very new article marked “PubMed – in process” or “e-pub ahead of print,” the Jay Sexter Library’s access may not be activated yet. Please wait a few days and check again for access. If it is an older article, use Journals as described in the previous question to access the article.
If you have time, please notify the library with the PMID number saying the PubMed link does not work. If you cannot access the article through Journals, either, please email the PMID number to the library saying it was not accessible through PubMed @ TUN or Journals. Then submit an Interlibrary Loan Request for the article.
Q8: How do I find Jay Sexter Library e-books?
A8: All of our e-books are listed in the Library Catalog. When you do a search in the Library Catalog, your search results will include all of the e-books, print books, print journals, DVDs, CDs, flashcards, and anatomical models in the Jay Sexter Library’s collection. If you want to search the Library Catalog for e-books only, try using the E-Books tab in the search widget on the library’s homepage.
To access the full text of an e-book found in the catalog, click on the button that says “View Full Text” (if you are looking at a list of search results), or the “access the electronic book” link if you are in an individual book record. You will have to use your library login and password if you are off campus. You can also access a specific e-book title through the database that includes it, if you know the name of the database (the database name will be listed as an author or title in the individual e-book record).
Q9: After searching for a journal title in Journals, I tried to link to it through one of the databases provided, but the link does not work. What should I do?
A9: If the link does not work or it brings you to an incorrect page, please try the link a second time. If it still does not work, try clicking on a different database link if more than one is included with your search results. If there is only one link available and you cannot get access, please contact the library.
Q10: Can I renew my checked out library materials online?
A10: Yes! To renew items you have checked out from the library, visit the Library Catalog. In the upper right hand corner, you will see a “Login” link. Clicking this link will take you to a login page, where you will need to enter your full name and your 14-digit library barcode number (no spaces). After logging in, you will see a list of everything you have checked out at the present time. To renew an item, check the box next to it and click the “Renew Selected Items” button, or use the “Renew All” button to renew everything at once. Your due dates should then change to new times/dates. Keep in mind that you can only renew items one time.