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If we don't have access to an article you need, don't worry. We have a service called Interlibrary Loan that can retrieve articles, books, etc from other libraries. We can also send you materials located at Laupus or Joyner if you are unable to come to the library in person.
Though you can search for research articles in the Laupus Library's OneSearch platform, the number of results may be overwhelming and not easy to reproduce. GoogleScholar can be a very useful starting point for a search, but the legitimacy of sources found in GoogleScholar may be questionable at times. Therefore, searching in a biomedical databases is suggested.
The following electronic resources (or databases) are the most appropriate places to start looking for articles. Keep in mind that you may have to look in several places to find all the information you need. Furthermore, if you are struggling with your search, reach out to your liaison librarian.
National Library of Medicine's PubMed includes the MEDLINE database which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. PubMed is accessible by going directly to www.pubmed.gov, though accessing it through our website will include links to ECU's full text links.
This OVID multifile database allows you to search simultaneously the four Evidence Based Medicine Reviews databases: ACP Journal Club (ACP), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (formerly Cochrane Controlled Trials Register-CCTR)(CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE
Citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from approximately 2,050 periodicals in more than 25 languages.
Provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. This is the OVID interface
Platform with multiple databases containing a collection of journals and newspapers encompassing all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy
An extensive, fully searchable, index of abstracts and bibliographic citations from earth sciences, social sciences, technology, medicine, and health. Provides tools to track, analyze, and visualize the impacts of research.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) indexes more than 1.3 million bibliographic records in education research and resources. Materials include journal articles (mostly peer-reviewed), books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and more.
Conducting a Search
Creating a Search: Choosing the Right Words for Your Search
Creating a Search: Using a Concept Table, Identifying Concept Groups
Creating a Search: Using a Concept Table, Identifying Related Terms and Synonyms
Creating a Search: Grouping Related Terms and Synonyms
RefWorks is an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. RefWorks is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.