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Loansome Doc enables PubMed users to order documents found in MEDLINE®. A user can order articles from a list of citations retrieved from PubMed by sending them to a library to request the full-text documents.

To register for LoansomeDoc Service from The Hospital for Sick Children

(2 step registration process)

Register with the Hospital Library by completing the Non-SickKids Staff Registration Form

Register for Loansome Doc by going to https://docline.gov/loansome/login.cfm and clicking on 'Sign-Up'.

Ordering Articles via Loansome Doc

Outlined below are the steps involved in a Loansome Doc request starting with a PubMed search and ending with delivery of a copy of the requested document.

    • Perform a literature search using PubMed.
    • Click the check box to the left of the articles you want to order.
    • From PubMed, click the "Order" button. If you have saved items to the clipboard, click on 'Clipboard' to order just those items using 'Order'.
    • Enter your UserID and Password.
    • Select "Order Documents" from the drop-down selection box. Click Go.
    • Review orders and delivery information.
    • Click "Send Order" button.
    • The NLM computer electronically transfers the orders from the Loansome Doc Order File to the user's Ordering Library using DOCLINE.
    • Staff at the Ordering Library are notified of pending Loansome Doc requests when they log on to DOCLINE. The requests are printed, processed, and updated as filled or not filled.

Requesting a Status Report of your request

The PubMed user may request a status of Loansome Doc orders almost immediately after an order is sent. The Status Report consists of the request number, request date, the status of the order, status date, the full journal title, author(s), title of the article, a complete citation, and the PMID (PubMed ID number).

To check the status of an order: