Research Help

Locating Journal Articles by Topic

Journal articles in the health and life sciences are indexed in several different databases. The downloadable Adobe PDF guides linked from the column to the left contain information on searching these major databases.

Although these databases look different at first, most have similar features. Understanding these basic features will improve your searching efficiency and effectiveness. See the Dissecting a Database: Teaching Yourself How to Search guide for list of things to consider about any database and some tips on how to determine the specific features of a database.

To learn how to access the online and print copies of journal articles, see the UC-eLinks guide.

Also, the tutorials linked from the column to the left provide in-depth information on using a thesaurus, truncation, and synonyms & descriptors