The quickest way to find articles on a specific topic is by searching a relevant database. The University Library subscribes to hundreds of databases, but we recommend the ones listed below as a starting point for students and researchers.
Some provide only citations for articles, so look for the Article Linker button, or try one of the methods described in the column on the right to access a copy.
Search a range of article databases to find articles on a topic, for example
Please note that these tutorials are specific to Yale University staff
and students and some information may differ.
OvidSP Essential Training, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
These tutorials are designed to provide a basic introduction to searching the databases.
If you already have a citation for the article that you are looking for,
e.g: Pearson, T. C., et al. "Interpretation of measured red cell mass and plasma volume in adults: Expert Panel on Radionuclides of the International Council for Standardization in Haematology." British journal of haematology 89.4 (1995): 748-756.
There are 3 easy ways to find a copy. These are listed below.
There are two options for finding articles using Library Search | Ketu
1. To find an article from a citation. Search for the "Title of the article" (within quotation marks)
2. To find the Journal:
Watch this short video on how to use Library Search | Ketu.
Need more help? Use this guide.
Off-Campus? Access Google Scholar via this link:
If you have tried all of the above methods, and the article you need is not available here, you can request a free copy through our "Get It" Interloan service.
Article Linker links article databases to the Library's e-journal collections. It tells you whether (and where) the full-text of an article is available.
You may see Article Linker represented as: or Article Link.