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MEDEX: Advanced Research Techniques

5 Ways to Produce Effective Searches

1.  Develop Your Search Strategy

2.  Search using combination of indexing terms and keywords

3.  Document/Save your search strategy using History or MyNCBI

  • Copy or save exact search strategy (use PubMed Advanced Search/History page)
  • Database Saved Search Feature, e.g. MyNCBI in PubMed
  • MyNCBI, your personal space on the NLM computer, allows you to 1) save and store PubMed searches; 2) create email alerts and search filters; and 3) set preferences to personalize displays and show UW online article links.

4.  Organize, annotate, and format paper or thesis bibliographies using Citation Management Software

5.  Contact a HSL Librarian for assistance


Finding Full Text Articles

Short video showing how to access full text journal articles.

Interlibrary Loan - Article Scan

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