Loansome Doc is a service provided by the National Library of Medicine which enables users to order documents found in PubMed.
After registering for Loansome Doc, users can order articles from a list of citations retrieved from PubMed by sending requests for the full-text documents to their preferred ‘ordering library.’ Lincoln Memorial University’s Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Medical and Allied Health Library gladly serves as the ordering library for unaffiliated area physicians or health-care providers.
Registering for LoanSome Doc
If you have any questions about the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact the Reed Medical and Allied Health Library Interlibrary Loan Department at (423) 869-6352, or refer to the National Library of Medicine’s Loansome Doc Fact Sheet.
The first step in the registration process is to fill out this form, providing Reed Medical and Allied Health Library with your contact information. Your completion on this form indicates your agreement to abide by Reed Medical and Allied Health Library’s terms of service. This includes paying any applicable fees, abiding by copyright restrictions, and agreeing not to share your access information with any other user.
Once you have pre-registered with Reed Medical and Allied Health Library, you will receive an email from the library which will provide you with our libid and access code. After you have received this information, use this link to register your Loansome Doc account with the National Library of Medicine.
Using LoanSome Doc
If you search PubMed from this designated link you can determine whether or not Reed Medical and Allied Health Library owns a journal in print or electronic format by using this button which will appear as part of the ‘abstract’ view.
You can also find out if we own a particular journal prior to sending a LoanSome Doc request by searching the E-Journal Portal or calling the Reed Medical and Allied Health Library Medical Librarian at (423) 869-7132.
Once you have found an article or articles which you would like to order, use the check boxes in the PubMed results list to select the desired articles. After checking the boxes, use the drop-down menu which says “send to,” and select “order.”
If Reed Medical and Allied Health Library does not own the article that you have requested, we will order it for you via interlibrary loan. The fee for interlibrary loan service is $11 per article.
The cost for a copy of an article which is owned by Reed Medical and Allied Health Library is $5.