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BILD 38: Aging/Dementia/Neuroscience/Society: Find Journal Articles

Use Databases to Search for Articles

  • A database is a structured collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed, and updated. Journal article (bibliographic) databases collect and organize articles from thousands of scholarly journals; you can search by subject, author, title, or a variety of other components.
  • Journal article databases are usually dedicated to specific subject areas (e.g. biology, medicine, psychology, social sciences, etc.), with the exception of a handful of multidisciplinary databases).
  • Find scholarly journal articles by using a subject specific database (e.g PubMed), or a broad, multidisciplinary, database (e.g. Web of Science).


Article databases (by subject)

Below are databases you can use for different subject ares. Think about the aspect of dementia that your group is researching and search the relevant databases.

Note that all databases (except Google Scholar and PubMed) require you to configure your computer for off-campus access. PubMed requires off-campus access only to download and read full-text articles. 

Interdisciplinary databases

Database Help Guides / Videos
Academic Search Complete EBSCOHost Research Databases help
Web of Science Web of Science core collection help
Google Scholar

Setting up UC-eLinks in Google Scholar (PDF)

Biology databases

Database Help Guides / Videos
PubMed Online help guide from NLM
BIOSIS Citation Index Online help guide from the vendor

Socio-Politico-Economic databases

Database Help Guides / Videos
PsycINFO PsycINFO help
Sociological Abstracts  
Family & Society Studies Worldwide  
Business Source Complete Database guide (large .doc file); it may be easier to contact me for help
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)  

Questions? Contact me

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Jenny Reiswig
UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Drive, 0699
La Jolla, CA, 92093

Get full-text articles

If you are in a database, click on . Need help using UC-eLinks?


If you have the citation, check the catalog, Roger. Search for the journal title. You get a link to the electronic journal (if we own it) or information about where to find it in print.


If we don't have what you need, place a request and we will get it for you for free. Be sure you have enough time for a request (usually 5-7 business days).