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Find Journal Articles by SUBJECT

MEDLINE is the best starting point for finding medical or health-related articles. Medline indexes over 4600 journals. We recommend using one of these search engines to find articles in Medline:
   Ovid Web

To find a summary (or review article) of the latest information on a topic:
   In the Ovid Web or EbscoHost search screen, select "Review Articles" as a limiter.
      A review article will also give you many references to other articles on the topic.
   Use the database UptoDate as a starting point. This will give you an overview of current research and therapies on a topic.

For topics in the Allied Health fields, such as Occupational or Physical Therapy and Nursing, try CINAHL if Medline does not produce the results you want.

For specific information on drugs and pharmacology, try Micromedex, MDConsult, EMBASE or IPA (International Pharmaceutical Abstracts).

For other specific topics, many databases are very specialized, such as Natural Medicines or AltHealthWatch for alternative medicine. CLICK HERE for a list of subjects and the best databases to use for that topic.

Find a Journal by TITLE

Once you have the citation information (article title, journal title, volume number, date, etc.) for a journal article, you can CHECK HERE to see if the full text of that journal is available online.

If the journal is not available online, check NOVACAT, the NSU library catalog, to see if an NSU library owns the print version of the journal.

Find a Journal Article not owned by NSU

CAUTION: Many European, Asian, and other foreign journals provide titles and abstracts in English in your database search results. However, the text of the article is in the original language and will be indicated like this: [Japanese]. 

If you can't find the article in the list of full text electronic journals and NSU does not own the print version, you can order it through the INTERLIBRARY LOAN OFFICE. (Note: This free service is available only to HPD students, staff and faculty.)

If you are an HPD distance student or distance faculty, and the article is not available online, you may order it through the INTERLIBRARY LOAN OFFICE.


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