Choose your databases, employ your many awesome search strategies, and keep a matrix of your searches! The following tutorials can be helpful if you need a refresher on any of our databases or catalog or how to find full text in the databases:
The CINAHL Tip Sheet is a concise guide to getting started with CINAHL.
PubMed is one of the more challenging databases that we own, in terms of searching. I highly recommended that you peruse some of the suggested materials below.
I recommend that you start with "How do I search PubMed?" video at the top of this section. If you are interested in others in the list, fine, but the tutorial listed below will probably answer more of your questions.
The Web of Science Tip Sheet is a concise guide to getting started with Web of Science. Web of Science indexes Medline (the primary component of PubMed) and provides several tools helpful in the analysis of research.
Be sure to visit Google Scholar only through the Library's website while you are a student here (choose "Databases" on the search box and then "Google Scholar"). This will give you access to the things we subscribe to and a way to order things we don't have through InterLibrary Loan. Remember, you should never have to pay for an article while at UTC. When you are no longer at UTC however, Google Scholar will prove a useful tool for you to gather research—some of which is freely available.
The Library doesn't always have direct access to an item. You will often use our Get It@UTC button to locate full text for an article.