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Clinical Essentials: Find health information: Overview

How to find information for clinical care and research




Find articles, books and more


 Step 1:   Connect to the UC San Diego network


I am  ON  campus

  Connect your laptop or phone to the UCSD-PROTECTED wireless network


►  Log in to a UC San Diego campus computer


I am  OFF  campus

►  Establish a UCSD VPN connection


 Step 2:   Search


Publication type Search here:
Articles PubMed (UC San Diego version)

— Do you have a citation? Find the full text through UC-eLinks.
Clinical decision support UpToDate
Textbooks AccessMedicine
Databases A-Z databases
Journals e-Journals
Books Roger
— Search for e-books only

For more information sources, visit the Online Clinical Library →


 Step 3:   Get the full-text publication


  Click the  button in a search result

Don’t see this button? Look for a link to the “Full Text” or “PDF.”


  Did you encounter a paywall?

If a publication requests payment or subscription access, this means the Library does not have the item. 

We can check external libraries to find a copy for you: Request an interlibrary loan →


 Troubleshoot your Library access 


  Check your VPN connection if you are off campus

  Contact the ITS Service Desk if you need assistance with VPN setup

  Resolve Library access problems step-by-step

  Ask Us for guidance and support with Library journals, books, and databases