Electronic Life Sciences Resources for Alumni

On-campus access:

On-campus users can access to many of our electronic resources. Visit a McGill Library computer workstation, and log in as a guest. For workstation locations, click here.

Off-campus access:

If you cannot come to campus, begin by searching PubMed. You can limit your results to ‘Free Full Text’ articles. Watch the video tutorial below for instructions.

YouTube video link (.mp4)

Tip: If you require access to an article from a subscription-based journal, try asking at your local public library. This service may be offered for a fee.


Other free full text journal options:


  • PubMed Central is an open-access repository. It includes journal articles from participating publishers, and author-submitted manuscripts.  Anyone can search for and download full-text articles.
  • eScholarship@McGill is an open-access repository of publications and theses by McGill faculty and students.

Publisher sites:



EBM Tools:

For evidence-based medicine tools, see our guide to Clinical Decision-Making. Note that resources marked with the globe icon are freely available.


For additional information on eResources for alumni, please visit this page.

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