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Important Tools for Grad School & Beyond

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I'm happy to help you with things such as:

  • Research Strategies and Database Searching
  • Literature Reviews
  • Current Awareness Alerts
  • Citation Managers Like EndNote
  • Tracking Down Difficult-to-Find Information or Publications

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Diana Louden

Key UW Resources for Public Health Genetics Graduate Students

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY WEBSITE

  • Recommended databases, electronic journals & books, help guides, upcoming training opportunities.

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES TOOLKIT

  • Recommended resources for journal articles, lab protocols, genetic information, funding, and other research tools.

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS

  • When off-campus, use library links to databases (including PubMed) and journals.  You will be prompted to log in with your UW NetID so you will have access to all UW subscriptions.
  • Consider setting up Husky OnNet for off-campus access.

FULL-TEXT ARTICLES                         

MATCHING YOUR QUESTION TO A LITERATURE DATABASE

  • Biomedical research articles?  Try PubMed.   [PubMed help guide]
  • Articles or conference abstracts on drugs in development?  Try Embase.  ['leptin'/dd_ct finds clinical trials conducted with leptin as a therapeutic agent.  'abt 288' finds articles mentioning this lab code for a histamine receptor 3 (H3) antagonist.]
  • Citation chasing - determining who cited this paper or which papers are highly cited?  Try Scopus[Scopus help guide]

RESEARCH COMMONS

  • Get help with writing, designing presentations, finding funding, and using citation managers.
  • Participate in Scholars' Studio and practice giving a 5-minute presentation for your peers.
  • Stay current with Research Commons events.
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