Dissertations, Theses, and Research Papers
Finding Journal Articles
Can't Find the Article?
If you don't see the article as a full-text or PDF in the database you are searching, you have two options:
- Follow the link to see if it is available in another database or in print in the library OR
- Search for the title of the article (not the title of the journal) in Google Scholar and then follow the link.
Tips for Searching PubMed
You MUST access PubMed through the Morris Library website if you want the links to the full-text articles.
Search using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) for the best results:
- Click the drop down box on the left of the screen and select MeSH.
- Enter your first keyword in the search box and click GO.
- Select the box for the subject heading that best matches your topic.
- Click the drop down box on the right of the screen which reads “Send to.”
- Select send to “search box with AND” or “search box with OR” or “search box with NOT.”
- Repeat steps for your next keyword.
- Click on “Search PubMed”.
Note: the newest citations may not yet have subject headings. You may wish to combine a subject heading search with a key word search if you are not getting many relevant articles.
If you find a good reference, look at the MeSH terms for it by clicking on the title and going to the full record.
To see how a search was run or to change it, click on the “Details” tab below the search box.
To combine searches, click on the “Preview/Index” or “History” tabs.
To find similar articles, click on the “Related Articles” link next to the citation.
For additional help go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/help/pmhelp.html
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