The guides listed below were created to assist visitors to the Library of
the Health Sciences-Urbana in finding information during times when
Reference staff may not be available. If you need assistance beyond what
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Commonly Asked Reference Questions and Suggested Sources for Answers
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Finding Books and Other Material
A tutorial on finding books and other materials, such as videos and audio tapes, at the Library of the
Finding Journal Articles
How to interpret a reference, find a particular journal, find articles on a subject, and more.
Searching Databases: The Basics
Tips for finding information, such as article citations, in computer databases.
An Introduction to PubMed
PubMed is an interface to MEDLINE.
Boolean, Truncation, and Wildcard Chart
Quick reference guide to the differences between systems for combining sets,
truncating search terms and using wildcard characters.
Guide to Search Engines
How to use different types of search engines, including those designed to find medical information.
Evaluating the Quality of Health Information on the Internet
Resources by Subject
An index to guides on finding information on specific topics at the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana.
Guide to Current Awareness Resources
A list of online services that perform searches of databases on a regular basis and produce a report
for the user. You may find these services useful if you periodically
perform the same search, or if you would like to be notified of new
articles in your field of interest.