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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 comprises over 23 million journal citations. This index is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is accessible to anyone on the web.
Approximately 4000 full text titles are available from this aggregator which provides electronic journals licensed from various publishers.
Almost 1400 full-text online journals from Elsevier Science. Note that tables of contents and abstracts are available for many more Elsevier journals that we do not subscribe to.
Cochrane Systematic Reviews are not technically journal articles, but they are a valuable academic source. The Reviews investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in a healthcare setting in support of evidence-based medicine.
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.
Brain - Radiography
Central nervous system diseases: Diagnosis
Magnetic resonance imaging
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Lit Searching Cheat Sheet
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