These databases can use Subject Headings (e.g. MeSH, Emtree) to assist your searching. They can also be searched with keywords.
These databases can only be searched using keywords (author words).
If you find a great article on your topic, you can use these citation databases to track down articles that cite that particular article.
These tutorials are designed to provide a basic introduction to searching the databases.
Remember to always access Google Scholar through the Library webpage - that way you are recognised as a student from the University of Otago and you are given access to all our subscriptions.
Follow the [PDF] link or Otago Article Link on the right-hand side to get the full text of the article.
Find out how to get the most out of PubMed by using the tutorials below:
Search a range of article databases to find articles on a topic, for example
Have you got a smart phone or tablet?
Did you know that many of our key databases are also available via mobile? When you look up the database in the Health Sciences database list or the Database list and it has this icon: : then it's available for iPhone /iPod or iPad or Android.