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Pharmacy: 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 Article Link to connect you to the fulltext, or try one of the methods described in the column on the right to access a copy.

If you need to bulk export records from a database, check these steps first.

Some key databases for Pharmacy

Biomedical databases:

Clinical evidence databases:

Pharmaceutical databases:

Grey literature databases:

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

Try these steps:

  • 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

1) Find an Article using Library Search | Ketu

There are two options for finding articles using Library Search | Ketu [Remember to sign in]

1.   To find an article from a citation. Search for the "Title of the article" (within quotation marks)

2.   To find the Journal:

  • Check Library Search for the Title of the Journal (usually underlined or in Italics)
  • Do a Simple Title begins with search and limit to Journal Titles
  • 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 Otago Article Link in your results list
  • Follow the Article links to go directly to a copy of the article.
  • Google Scholar Tips & Tricks [pdf]
Google Scholar Search

3) Request a FREE Copy with the Interloan service

What is an Article Link?

Article Link connects 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 Link represented as:   or Article Link.

Keep up to date

Set up alerts to authors, search topics, journal articles, books, chapters, journal table of contents, and combinations of these.

Use the database functions once registered for an account or profile. More tips in our Keeping up-to-date with research guide.