Here are some of the main databases for finding literature in the biomedical and life sciences. All of these databases offer links to full text journal articles through the UC e-Links system.
|PubMed||Covers over 4,000 journals in the biomedical and health sciences. Search using keywords, be as specific as possible.
|BIOSIS Previews||Covers over 6,000 journals in the biological sciences as well as selected patents and conference abstracts. Offers searching by keyword as well as biosystematic names.
|CINAHL||Covers nursing and allied health sciences. Includes some full text in addition to what can be found using UC e-Links.
|PsycINFO||Covers journals, books, and book chapters in psychology and psychiatry.
|Web of Science||Covers over 6,000 journals in all subjects. Includes the unique "cited reference search" to identify papers which have cited a previously published work or author.
|Google Scholar||Covers many of the journals available online at UCSD, but also includes many journals we don't have. Lacks many advanced search features available in other databases listed above, but is very useful for finding articles when you have only partial information.
|More Choices:||All BML/MCL Databases - more databases in life/health sciences
Databases A-Z - all UCSD's databases - over 300 in all topics.
Tip: Do you already have a reference to an article and just want to know if we have it in the library, you might want to start with Roger, the library catalog. Use this box to search for the title of the journal, (not an author or the title of a specific article):
use complete journal titles if possible - some abbreviations also work