Have they found the article that they have to review yet?This is it: http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/7/1/26TAKE A PRINTOUT of the article, then demo how to search for it.
ALL NAVIGATE TO: Finding journal articles / Using databases
GIVE OUT KEYWORDS HANDOUT – 1 BETWEEN 2.GIVE OUT LITERATURE SEARCHING HANDOUT to people who are interested
Some databases will do some of this for you! E.g. Science Direct
DO QUICK DEMOS – ask them which one/s they want me to do?Show how to find PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES – this is mentioned in the Critical review Guidelines.
REFERENCING – Critical review guidelines say: There is only one acceptable format for reference citation, which is summarised in the Reference Format Guidelines document available on the BMS2113 UniHub homepage.
Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide
Literature searching for
Today we are going to cover...
• Refresher on the library resources available
and how to access them
• Useful starting points:
– Library Subject Guide for Biomedical Sciences
• Using databases to find articles
• myUniHub > My Study > My Library
• Library Subject Guide for Biomedical Sciences:
Finding a specific journal article
• If you have a reference to a specific journal article,
find it by searching the Library Catalogue for the
• Use the A-Z search, Journal A-Z:
• Freely available to search
• Tip: set the Library Links so you can access
MDX full text (Settings > Library Links)
• What’s included?
– There is no definitive list, so be aware you may
Key Databases For BMS Literature
• Web of Science
(Science Citation Index)
• Science Direct
… + some full text
& technical journals
Principles of literature searching
• Define your question – what do you want
to know? What’s the topic?
• Identify significant keywords
• Identify related terms
• Identify broader and narrower concepts
• Watch out for spelling & terminology,
e.g. UK/US, abbreviations
• Narrow search e.g. tetanus AND vaccine
• Widen search e.g. Vaccination OR
• Exclude words e.g. clostridium NOT difficile
• Search for phrases e.g. “Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus” (remember
abbreviations, e.g. MRSA)
• Broaden search e.g. Vaccin* (finds
vaccine, vaccination, vaccinated etc)
• Find different spellings e.g. Immuni?ation
(finds immunisation and immunization)
Searching the databases
Over to you...
• Science Direct
• Web of Science (Science Citation Index)
Look for full text via the library catalogue if
But it’s not in the library!
• Don’t panic. Have you checked the catalogue?
(Search for journal title)
• Is there a similar alternative?
• Inter-Library Loan (via UniHub)
• SCONUL Access scheme
• Follow the referencing guidelines provided by your
• This and further help in the Plagiarism &
Help also available from LDU
• Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3
Monday - Friday
• Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/
• BMS Library Subject Guide