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Respiratory Therapy: Journal Articles

Finding journal articles

To search for journal articles on a specific topic, choose a database from the Databases box below. Searching one of these databases will allow you to find articles from a variety of different journals. The MeSH box will give you information on how to perform a more powerful search. The Journals box lists some of the most important journals in the field. You can browse these journals to learn about the latest studies, but for research on a specific topic, you should search one of the databases instead.

Don't pay for articles. If you find an article record in a database and receive a message saying you need to pay to read the full article, contact the LRC and we will try to obtain a copy for you for free.


By searching one of these databases, you will be searching articles from thousands of journals. More information is available at LRC Services.

PubMed Tips and Tricks

MeSH Subject Headings

To search by subject in PubMed, MeSH subject headings should be used for best results. The following list represents a sample of available headings; to obtain a complete list of relevant subject terms please use the MeSH browser in PubMed or consult with LRC staff.

Airway obstruction
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chest Wall Oscillation
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Critical care
Drainage, Postural
Exercise test
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heart Function Tests
High-Frequency Ventilation
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Infant, Newborn
Lung diseases
Lung diseases, interstitial
Lung neoplasms
Lung volume measurements
Neuromuscular Diseases
Noninvasive Ventilation
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiration disorders
Respiration, artificial
Respiratory distress syndrome
Respiratory function tests
Respiratory system
Respiratory therapy
Respiratory tract diseases
Respiratory tract infections
Respiratory tract neoplasms
Sleep disorders
Ventilator Weaning
Ventilators, mechanical
Ventilators, negative-pressure

Using MeSH in PubMed

Lit Searching Cheat Sheet

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