Scifinder Scholar searches the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, which cover research, journal articles and patents from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science.
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Find scholarly articles from the most respected and highly-cited science journals. In addition to searching by topic, author, source, and more, this database also tracks references cited in articles, allowing users to find articles that cite previously published works.
Provides access to articles about biomedical, health, and biological topics. Medline includes "authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more."
Our largest article database, is a great starting place for any of your general, academic research.
A good way to start a search.
The important concepts in your own words.
Found anywhere in the article (title, author, subject terms, etc.).
Join similar ideas or alternate term with "OR."
Link different parts of your topic with "AND."
Exclude concepts with "NOT."
Limit to Peer-Reviewed, Refereed or Scholarly articles...
This is part of the publication & editorial process for academic and research journals. Being peer-reviewed is a sign that a paper's author(s) have done a certain level of due diligence in their work and their research is complete, manages conflicts-of-interest, and is fair and objective.
Narrow the Date Range...
When looking for Current Research or Evidence-Based Practices limit your date range to the last 3-5 years.