Learn advanced library research skills
Use the PubMed @ UC San Diego database to search for research literature in Medicine and Health Sciences.
Filter results to focus your search
They are helpful for retrieving information in PubMed when different terms are used for the same concept or topic.
To find the right MeSH term, search the MeSH Database.
The PubMed Clinical Queries tool targets your search on the diagnosis, etiology, therapy, and prognosis of diseases.
Select the appropriate filter for your clinical study category.
Choose a scope:
There are additional filters for systematic reviews and topics in medical genetics.
Save your search strategy and set up an automatic email update
Use the CINAHL database to search for research literature in Nursing and Allied Health fields.
Basic CINAHL Searching
Learn the right way to do it
Get better results
Narrow your focus
Create an Account
Never lose track of an article again
Set Search Alerts
Get notified when new articles are published
Click the UC-eLinks button in database search results to get to the full-text article.
Most databases give publication details only – not the full online text of the work.
UC-eLinks will find the full-text publication in electronic or print format at the Library. It will also help you request items not owned by the Library.
Use a forward reference search to find more recent publications that cite an older article.
For example, you have an article from January 2000. A forward reference search will find papers published after January 2000 that cite the initial article.
This search helps you:
Set up a UCSD VPN connection to access the online library when you're off campus.
The VPN is a virtual private network connection to the UC San Diego network.