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Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Health: Finding Articles and More


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Access articles and books online,

or find them at a UC Berkeley library,

by clicking the UC-eLinks icon UC-eLinks icon next to the citation.

  » Getting Started with UC-eLinks


Searching PubMed

PubMed: Citations to millions of journal articles (and some books/book chapters),

PubMed top tips for better searching:

  1. Combine terms with AND or OR
  2. Use Filters (eg, Publication date, Language, etc.)
  3. Search for your term as a word in the title or title or abstract (using Filters, Advanced Search, or Field Tags)
  4. Use truncation (with a *)
  5. Use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings - PubMed's subject terminology), with subheadings
  6. Use the Related Articles link, once you find a set of relevant citations
  7. Always keep in mind the question you are trying to answer when creating a search strategy and when reviewing the articles you find

» PubMed Tips & Tricks: Basic search help. (From the UCB Public Health Library)

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:

When you click on a link to an article, database, etc., (in a browser or on a mobile device) you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources.
Make sure you select Library VPN when you log on

Searching Web of Science

Web of Science
Web of Science database includes journal articles across a wide range of disciplines. It offers powerful search and analysis tools to hone into the relevant articles for your research. The in-class exercise explores these tools.

» Web of Science Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Remote and Wireless Access

A quick reminder:

Click here for information about wireless access while you are at UC Berkeley.

Click here for information on off-campus access (using VPN or proxy server) to library and other UCB resources.

Other Scientific Databases and Sources of Scientific Information

Remember those PubMed "Top Tips"?
Most are applicable to the databases below, as well as several other databases you may find yourself using.

The list below represents but a sample of the many databases available to find article and other citations.
See the Databases in Public Health Guide for more.
Ask a librarian for help if you are having trouble with your topic.

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