The J.W. England Library provides access to numerous databases, most containing full text journal articles or citations to specific papers. Search a database that indexes journals and search by subject or keyword to locate relevant publications.
Not sure where to begin? Click on PubMed’s excellent search help or FAQ pages on PubMed's left sidebar. The instructions are clear and well worth your time.
When you have identified an article and a journal title, you will need to determine its availability at USciences. In many cases, you will find a quick link to the full text of the article.
Here is an example of a citation for an article published in “JAMA,” the Journal of the American Medical Association:
A,. Effects of perioperative administration of a selective
cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor on pain management and recovery of function
after knee replacement: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA. 2003 Nov 12;290(18):2411-8.
To double check availability, go to Our Journal List and search by the journal title (not the article title) to determine if USciences provides online or print access. This record will tell you the particular years the Library owns in print and electronically (in many cases, there may be more than one provider). Be sure to search for the journal’s name—not the title of the article—when searching Our Journal List. The first record shown below is for “JAMA.”
In this case, the Our Journal List record reveals that this journal is available electronically from 1998 to the present. Clicking on “Print Holdings” will take you into cataLyst, the Library’s online catalog, which shows that the journal is available in print from 1967 to the present. Print journals are on the 2nd floor, and are arranged alphabetically by title.
Most electronic journals can be accessed remotely by USciences faculty, students and staff. For assistance with off-campus access, please send us a message using Ask A Librarian.
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. Secondary sources are one step removed from primary sources and include:
Page last updated: 5/3/2013