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Setting up SFX in free databases


The SFX service at King’s enables you to link directly to the full text of a journal article listed in the online databases subscribed to by the College. The full text will be available if King’s has a current subscription to the online version of that journal. The SFX link will also tell you if we have the article in print, if we don't have it electronically, and if neither is true there will be a link to our document delivery service.
 Library Services has extended this service to Google Scholar and PubMed.

 Google Scholar

If you access Google Scholar on campus you will automatically see the SFX links. To set it up on your own computer, follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Select Scholar Settings (top left 'three lines' icon then settings 'cog' icon)
  3. On the left select Library Links
  4. Search for 'King's College London' - click on Find library
  5. Select King's College London - SFX@King's - Full text
  6. Click the Save button

Now return to the main Google Scholar page and run a search. You should see links to the SFX service at King's next to those results where the full text of the article is available.

PubMed for King's staff and students

King's SFX links will automatically appear in PubMed if you access PubMed from

If you use Pubmed regularly it is worth creating an account, as this will allow you to save your searches, create alerts and link easily to Kings resources via SFX.

  1. From the PubMed home page, select Sign in to NCBI in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Ignore the logon fields: select the link below this entitled Register for an account.
  3. Choose a username and password and tick the box Keep me signed in. This option is useful to retain the SFX access and other My NCBI facilities even after you turn off your computer
  4. After registering, sign in (if not already signed in).
  5. Click My NCBI again.
  6. Click the NCBI site preferences link and then Outside tool preferences. Choose King's College London.
  7. To return to the PubMed search page click on NCBI (top left) and then select PubMed (right).

When  you view a record look for the SFX@King’s button (top right).  Click on the button and if we have the article electronically you will be able to access the full text of the article. 

PubMed for NHS staff (Guys & St Thomas, GSTT)

NHS@King's links will automatically appear in PubMed if you access PubMed from

PubMed for NHS staff (King’s College Hospital, KCH)

NHS@King's links will automatically appear in PubMed if you access PubMed from

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