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HINARI provides access to the full text of many journals. This video will demonstrate how to find the full text of a specific article.
Go to HINARI at who.int/hinari and click to log in. If you do not know your institution’s user name and password, contact the librarian at your institution.
Be sure to citation information for the article. This includes the article title, authors, journal name, publication date, volume, issue, and page number. This information will help you drill down to the article. As an example, we will look for this article on stillbirths from the Lancet.
Start with the journal title, Lancet, then browse to the volume and issue. Scroll down to find the correct page number and the article of interest.
Not all journals look alike. If you do not easily see the option to browse by year or volume, look for language like Browse Archive, or Past Issues.
Here is the article we are looking for. Click on PDF if you would like to print or save your article to your computer or flash drive. Click on the Print icon to print the document, and the save icon to save the document to your USB flash drive or computer.
If you do not find the journal or the article that you are looking for, it may not be available. Since some journals offer articles for free, the PubMed Single Citation Matcher is a good second place to check for full text.
Return to the HINARI content homepage. then Click on the “Search inside HINARI full-text using PubMed” link.
This will open a new window for PubMed.
In this example, we will look for this article from the Ghana Medical Journal on congenital malaria in newborn twins.
Now click on Single Citation Matcher under PubMed tools.
Enter at least two pieces of information from your citation and click Go.
This is the reference in PubMed. To connect to the full text, look for the HINARI button, or a link to Free Full Text. This article is available for free through PubMed Central.
If you do not see a HINARI or free full text button, then the article may not be available through HINARI or for free. If this is the case, talk to your librarian about access options, including whether the article might be available in print or from another institution.