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Distance Learners in the Health Sciences: Find & Request Articles

Searching for Articles

The following databases/search engines are good places to start

Ovid MEDLINE
Search for articles in medical, biomedical & nursing journals

PubMed
Free search engine/interface to MEDLINE

CINAHL  
Search specifically in nursing and related journals & dissertations

Scopus  
Search for articles in over 18,000 peer reviewed journals and find out who is citing them.

Getting the Full Text Article

Find the full-text of the article

  • Many databases contain the full-text of articles.
  • If the article is not full-text in the database follow the FindIt@MU  link. 
  • One of three things should happen:
    1. Article appears on screen.
    2. Notified that the publication is in print; provides the location (campus library and call number).  See Document Delivery for instructions on requesting print publications.
    3. Item isn't available at MU; provided with the option to use interlibrary loan service to request the article from another library. Relevant parts of the citation copy over onto the request form after you log on to the ILL@MU system with your username.