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IB 119: Evaluating Scientific Evidence in Medicine


Finding Articles

Search article databases to find articles from journals and magazines, papers presented at conferences, and other sources.

To access full text, use the UC-eLinks button. (What's this?)

Links to more resources: Databases for Life Sciences Research.

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Core Biomedical Article Databases Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

BIOSIS Previews
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present Most

CABI: CAB Abstracts and Global Health
Covers topics such as biomedicine, nutrition and food safety, public health, and toxicology. Indexes sources from more than 100 countries.
(Guide: CABI Help)

1910-present Most

Cochrane Library
Evidence-based effects, economic evaluations and technology assessment for health care. Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
(Guide: Cochrane Library Search Manual)

1946-present Most

Embase is a primary biomedical resource for conducting systematic reviews and researching evidence-based medicine. Coverage includes more than 2000 journals not indexed in Medline.
(Guide: Embase Help)

1946-present Most

Google Scholar
Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines. A list of the journals and other sources included in Google Scholar has not been made publicly available.
(Guide: Google Scholar Help)

Unknown Some

The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database, indexing articles from more than 4500 journals in biology and biomedicine. Includes Systematic Reviews search limit.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1946-present Most

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog such as OskiCat or Melvyl to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries.

The Electronic Books page has links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.

Resource Coverage Unique Features

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
(more information)
  • Renew your books online
  • Find course reserves
  • Request checked out or offsite items
  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or available items only.

Melvyl Guide
Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles
(more information)
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB doesn't own
  • Create and save lists and add tags to items
  • Automatically format citations
Electronic Books Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Selected Web Sites

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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