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Medical Science and Biomedicine: Find Journals

How to find journal articles

This is the search engine for library resources which allows you to search across a range of different databases.

Go directly to mySearch for advanced searching functionality - you don't have to be an advanced library user to use this! Advanced means it has a lot of functionality and gives you ways to expand or narrow down your search to find the resources you need. 


Which database should I use?

databases for your course

mySearch already searches in most of these, but searching in a database gives you

  • Extra ways of filtering results,
  • Searching a smaller set of journals than mySearch
  • Ways of searching for subject-specific terms

You can get help using health databases using this link.

What is a journal?

A journal or periodical is an academic publication which is regularly published with articles written by experts which have been peer reviewed (read by other academics before publication). Each journal is published in

  • Issues - this is the particular individual journal, and is shown in referencing by the second number in brackets.
  • Volumes - these are groups of issues, often organised by year, and this is the first number in your reference. 

Journals to use

You can search within a particular journal to find articles. The advantages ot this is that there is a smaller pool to search in, and you can browse through the most recent articles to see what scholars are writing about.