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Public Health 103 (Ramírez): Suggested Database Tutorials

Health Communication

Finding Empirical Studies in PsycInfo

Finding Empirical Studies in PsycInfo

GOTS tutorial gold

Instructions:

1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Finding Empirical Studies in PsycInfo >> http://ucmercedlibrary.info/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/finding-empirical-studies-in-psycinfo

Searching in PubMed

Use MeSH Database (controlled vocabulary) from the National Library of Medicine

  • Select MeSH from the search drop down menu (rather than PubMed) or use the MeSH Database link under More Resources
  • Enter the common term, e.g. nosebleed, flu, heartburn,
  • If more than one term is listed, select the desired term with a check mark
  • Or, select subheadings that match your topic interest
  • Click Add to search builder
  • Search for additional terms if desired, e.g. outbreak, causes, therapy, etc.
  • Click Add to search builder
  • Click Search PubMed

Limit in a variety of other ways, such as by population, language, type of article, age group etc.

Find related articles

  • From search result list, see Similar articles link under each item.
  • From individual article records, see links to articles under Similar articles or click Related information.

Using Google Scholar

Using Academic Search Complete

Learn how to access and search Academic Search Complete, a database with a wide range of materials on many topics (UC Merced Library, 2:00)