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Databases are collections of articles published in a selected field. The following databases are the most useful for biomedical research, and include scholarly articles from various journals and conferences in their selected fields. (Look to the left for a definition of scholarly articles.) For class research, an article database search can offer much more useful results than a Web search engine.
Covers over 5,500 journals in the biomedical and health sciences and years covered are generally 1946 - present.. Search using keywords, be as specific as possible. See UC San Diego Libraries PubMed page
Web of Science
Covers over 6,000 journals in all subjects. Includes the unique "cited reference search" to identify papers which have cited a previously published work or author. Coverage goes back to 1900.
1884-present. Articles from over 5,000 journals, conferences, technical reports and other materials related to the engineering and technical literature.
Covers over 6,000 journals in the biological sciences as well as selected patents and conference abstracts and coverage is back to 1926. Offers searching by keyword as well as biosystematic names. Use the "Cited Reference Search" tab on top of screen to search for lists of articles citing your reference.
1898-present. Indexes articles in physics, geophysics, astronomy, computers, information technology, electronics, control, electrical, biomedical & ocean engineering, acoustics. Also indexes conference proceedings & IEEE standards.