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An efficient way to find relevant articles is to search in a database. The Library has access to many databases designed to help you explore the published literature related to your topic of interest. Connect to databases through the Library website for full functionality such as access to the full text of journals the Library subscribes to on your behalf. All databases have the UC-eLinks button for retrieving full text, locating print materials, or requesting an article from another campus.
ediway to find articles is via databases. Databases are designed to help you build a focused search query and find relevant articles. All databases also have the UC-eLinks button for retrieving full-text.
FIND full-text of an article
If a PDF isn't automatically available full-text in the database, use the yellowish-orange UC-eLinks button to find full-text. It will take you directly to the full-text or to the journal where you will navigate to the particular article. If no online link appears, use the Request It link for interlibrary loan access at no charge to you.
Subscribe to Journal Content with Browzine
To get started with BrowZine, install the app (or go to BrowZine.com), select UC San Diego from the list of campuses, then follow the instructions to create your account. You must be on the VPN or campus protected wifi network.
selected journals via BrowZine
Setting Up Google Scholar
Set up Google Scholar for full-text access
Click Settings at the top of the browser window
Choose Library Links from the left-side menu
Search for University of California, San Diego
Mark check box next to option and click forward arrow
When you search for articles, you will now see a secondary column with additional links on the right. Where you see UC-eLinks, you may click that link and it will take you to the article through the library databases.
(Note: If you are not logged into the VPN (see home page of this guide), when you choose an article, you will be asked to log in with your UCSD username and password)
BIOSIS coverage is from 1926 to present and includes around 6,000 journals, conference proceedings, books, & technical reports in all aspects of biological sciences. The BIOSIS Citation Index database is an excellent database for all biological information, including marine biology, biological oceanography, marine ecology, developmental biology, and molecular biology. This is the preferred database to use over BIOSIS Previews because you can search for cited references.
Embase database covers around 8,600 journals from 100 countries, Subjects covered include all disciplines of medicine and biomedical science with particular strengths in the fields of drug research, pharmacology and toxicology. It also includes coverage of Allied Health subjects as well as Public Health topics. A key resource for systematic reviews, particularly ones involving drug therapy.
1597-present. From the American Psychological Association. Provides access to scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations. Includes approximately 2,500 journals. Updated weekly.
Covers over 5,700 journals in the biomedical and health sciences and years covered late 1940's - present, with additional older medical literature selectively added. Search using keywords or the controlled vocabulary called MeSH. PubMed will automatically match your keyword terms to MeSH terms. For additional tips, see the Library's PubMed page.
Indexes over 18,000 journals in all subjects (coverage back to 1900 for science and social science journals), as well as 80,000 books and more than 180K conference proceedings. Includes the popular "cited reference search" to identify papers which have cited a previously published work or author. Can also sort by "times cited" and find related articles based on commonly cited works.
bioRxiv is an open access preprint repository for the biological sciences hosted by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. As preprints, papers hosted on bioRxiv are not peer-reviewed, but undergo basic screening and checked against plagiarism