There are many sources available to locate literature. No single database is comprehensive. It is a good idea to look in more than one database as well as in online resources when checking to see if the work you are embarking on has already been done or if your looking for literature to establish the premise of your research.
MEDLINE- This is a key biomedical literature database. There are many platforms to search MEDLINE such as PubMed or Ovid. PubMed is freely available to anyone while Ovid is a UA licensed resource. Access PubMed through the Arizona Health Sciences Library website so that links to full text available through the UA are provided in PubMed. PubMed Online Training
Embase- This is another biomedical literature database. Embase has strong coverage of pharmaceutical and medical device literature. There is also more international literature coverage in Embase.
Scopus- This is a citation index that is multidisciplinary including health sciences literature. This database will have overlap with MEDLINE and Embase but may also contain unique information. As a citation index, this database provides information on who cited a work and it also provides the bibliography of the work of interest. Tracking the cited works or references in a bibliography of a key paper on your topic may lead to papers related to the topic of the original paper you identified. Scopus Training Videos
Here are Subject/Disciplinary Specific Databases:
PsycINFO- This database is produced by the American Psychological Association. The focus of this database is on behavioral science and mental health. The database search results may include records for journal articles, dissertations, and book chapters. Basic Searching Webinar; Advanced Searching Webinar
ERIC- This database includes records of articles and documents in all areas of education. ERIC is also available on the eric.ed.gov search platform.
SPORTDiscus- This database includes records for journal articles, dissertations, and books on sports medicine, exercise, sports psychology, and nutrition.
Native Health Database (NHD)- This database includes records of articles, reports and other documents related to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. NHD Tutorials
The library provides a service to obtain the full text of articles that we may not have as a journal subscription. If you are unable to obtain the full text of an article through ahsl.arizona.edu, consider submitting a request.