Searching the Literature in Biomedical Sciences
The University Library has a wide range of databases which give access to a variety of research information. The databases differ in the kind of information they cover, and the ways in which they can be searched. Look out for the Durham ConneXions links within these databases to check if full-text is available to you.
Web of Knowledge
A number of databases can be accessed via this service including Web of Science (which includes the Science Citation Index and Science conference proceedings), Medline and Zoological Record.
Medline and EMBASE
These two major databases index thousands of journals in the biomedical and health sciences. At Durham the recommended provider is Ovid Online.
Are you wise to the web?
There may be times during your studies that you will need to refer to information found on the Internet. Beware that you may lose marks for quoting information from inappropriate sources or failing to cite work correctly!
The following online tutorials look at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the academic quality of web sites, as well as introducing you to evaluated sites for biomedical sciences:
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