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Medical Faculty

A guide to acquaint UNLV School of Medicine faculty with the health sciences library at the Shadow Lane Campus.

Popular Databases

Databases allow you to search the content of multiple journals, conference proceedings, and sometimes even books, all at once. They are usually curated to cover a specific field or discipline of study. Topic-based searches, or searches that require multiple journal sources, are best-suited for these tools.

Quick Tips for Finding Articles

Synonyms can be very helpful throughout the investigative and research process. Using synonyms with boolean operators can potentially expand your search. Databases with subject headings or controlled vocabularies like MeSH in PubMed often have a thesaurus that can match you with appropriate terms.

 

 Teen

 Adolescent, Young Adult 

 Cancer 

 Neoplasm

 

Boolean operators allow you to manipulate your search.

  • Use AND to narrow your search
    •   eg. teen AND diabetes 
  • Use OR to broaden your search
    •   eg. adolescent OR teen
  • Use NOT to exclude terms from your search
    •   eg. children NOT infants 

Popular Journals

For More: A-Z List of Journals

  • Search by "title begins with" or "title contains all words" in the drop-down field to find specific journals to which the UNLV library subscribes
  • Browse by subject below the search bar to see subscribed journals organized by broad categories

Research Support

Undertaking a new research project? The Research Quick Start Guide has gathered together important information from across campus divisions to help you get started: from finding funding, submitting to review boards, managing citations, and best practices for communicating your research and tracking your professional impact.

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