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Did you know that in PubMed you can:
Google's special section for searching just the journal literature is called Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com). The following are a few considerations and some tips for searching:
- Use the Advanced Search page to specify journal names, dates or ranges of dates, and more.
Then enter the information you seek.
- Keep in mind: The articles at the top of the results are NOT the most recent articles, but ones that are very popular and highly cited. Use the option to set a span of years - perhaps the last 2 years to get more recent articles.
- Author searching is more precise when you connect the names and initials. For example: author:stimson-nf
- Use intitle:word you want in title or allintitle:article title here to let Google Scholar know you want a word or several words to be in the title. (Note - there is a colon and no space between it and the word you want in the title.
When you are not sure which database to use, the cross-disciplinary nature of Scholar can be useful.