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PHPR 3461: PAW Review

Finding Articles

Source Advantages Disadvantages Best For: 
  • Searches everything
  • Easy to use
  • Access to government resources
  • Free
  • Searches everything, hard to find the "good stuff"
  • Not many options to narrow your search
  • Algorithm unknown
  •  Finding background information on your research
  • Identifying key terms or concepts
  • Free database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Very comprehensive
  • Free
  • Can access library's resources through this platform
  • Sometimes hard to get to full-text articles
  • Doing comprehensive searches in the medical field
Main Library Search Box
  • Lots of results
  • Can search across disciplines (i.e. pharmacy and psychology)
  • Various ways to limit your search
  • Lots of results can be overwhelming
  • Interdisciplinary searches
  • Very specific searches