Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Find it@RCSI Library

1. I have found the abstract (summary) of a really good article and I have the full reference (volume and page numbers) – where do I go to find the full text?

2. I have to find information on the overuse of medication, which database should I use to find articles on the topic?

3. Google gives me loads of irrelevant sites – biased, commercial – is there an alternative?

Looking for answers to these or similar questions?

Ask us at the Service Desks in the Mercer and Beaumont Hospital Libraries.

Email us at library@rcsi.ie

Explore the Library’s website :

  • Ejournal portal to link through to the full-text of articles

  • Databases page to find articles on a topic

  • Ebooks page for the full text of a large range of electronic textbooks and digests

  • Library guide for opening hours and staff contacts

Sign up to the Information & Library Skills section on Moodle for lots of support on searching the web, using databases to find articles, doing literature reviews and using citation styles

Keep an eye on the Library blog for lots of information

1. Use the
Ejournal Portal on the Library’s website
2. The Medline and Embase databases include articles on biomedical and healthcare topics – see the
databases page on the Library’s website
3. Try using
Scirus – a search engine which focuses on government, healthcare, academic, technical websites

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