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Medical Laboratory Science: Journals & Databases

Looking for articles on your topic?

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.

Some key databases for Medical Laboratory Science

Search a range of article databases to find articles on a topic, for example

Online OvidSP Medline tutorials

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

Finding Information

Click on the image above start this tutorial. You will learn how to:

  • Analyse a topic and develop a search strategy to find relevant information
  • Identify the main resources for information used in academic study
  • Use search techniques to effectively find information in these resources

Looking for a Specific Article?

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.

1) Find an Article using Library Search | Ketu

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:

  • Search the library catalogue for the Title of the Journal (usually underlined or in Italics)
  • Do a Basic Title begins with search and limit to Journals
  • The journal may be held in print, electonically, or both
  • Browse to find the correct year/volume and page numbers

Watch this short video on how to use Library Search | Ketu.

Need more help? Use this guide.

2) Find an Article using Google Scholar

You can use Google Scholar to find an article from a citation:
  • Try searching Google Scholar for the "Title of the Article" (usually within quotation marks)
  • Follow the Article Link links in your results list
  • Follow the Article links to go directly to a copy of the article.

Off-Campus? Access Google Scholar via this link:

    Google Scholar Search

    3) Request a FREE Copy with the "Get It" Interloan service

    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.

    What is Article Linker?

    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.