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Health and Life Science Research   Tags: 0type research guide, alerts, biology, biomedicine, funding, health sciences, methods, protocols, publishing  

Focused on needs of researchers in the life and health sciences. Includes information about finding literature, protocols, and methods, setting up alerts to keep up to date, and help with publishing, and locating funding.
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Manage Citations & Create Bibliographies

Tools are available to help manage citations.  RefWorks, Zotero, Papers, and EndNote are examples.


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Locate Research Articles

  • PubMed Plus
    NLM's public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature.
  • Embase
    Covers biomedical literature. Includes over 1,800 biomedical titles not offered by Medline/PubMed
  • Web of Science
    Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching.
  • Scopus
    Indexes journals in science, technology, and medicine. Allows for cited reference searching.
  • CAB Abstracts
    International coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, forestry and related bio-science fields.

Additional Subject-focused Databases

  • PsycINFO
    Indexes literature in psychology and related fields.
  • CogNet
    Repository for current and topical electronic resources in cognitive science, including computational intelligence, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.
  • Reaxys
    Web-based interface to the Beilstein organic and Gmelin inorganic data, as well as the Elsevier Patent Chemistry Database.


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Finding Full-Text

Within a journal database, look for the PennText link or button.  Click on PennText to open a page with options for obtaining the full-text.


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