Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.
MeSH Subject Headings
MeSH is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed. It provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts.
♦ Find Medical Subject Heading Terms and build a search strategy.
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CINAHL provides full text and indexing to articles in nursing, allied health, and biomedicine literature. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and several allied health disciplines. Coverage: 1982 - Present. Updated: Bimonthly.
Cochrane Library provides information on the effects of interventions in health care including review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials. Also includes reviews on: impact of healthcare issues on various demographics and consumer groups, methodological techniques, and geographic and linguistic responsibilities for caregivers. Updated: Quarterly.
MEDLINE (via PubMed) provides citations and abstracts to the journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry and more from the U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database. Coverage: Varies - Present. Updated: Continually.
Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources including allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Tips & Tricks
Tips & Tricks
When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example:
basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search
for a phrase.
Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this: