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What Research Databases Should I Use?


PubMed comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. PubMed is a free resource.

UConn Health OneSearch

With OneSearch you are able to search the entire UCHC collection, books, media, and databases, with one search. You also have a link to the full text if available.  Note: You must activate your barcode each year at the UCHC Library.
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Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the same kinds of scholarly books, articles, and documents that you search in the Library's catalog and databases. The scholarly, authoritative focus of Google Scholar distinguishes it from ordinary Google.


Looking for the full text of articles at the UCHC Library

Follow this UCONN Health OneSearch  link.

Just copy & paste the doi of the article you are looking for into the OneSearch box. Remember not all journals are available at the UCHC.



There are other possibilities, but you shouldn't need to use them. But here they are anyway. You will see a variety of options in the taskbar.

  1. If you choose Find by Citation, the doi search works fairly well.
  2. If you choose the Ejournal A-Z List, make sure you have the article information (citation).
  3. The Database A-Z List includes the Cochrane database

Finding Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Library is an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help health care providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 6,100 so far. Full text available through Uconn proxy login page.


Combines the best of Evidence-Based Health Care, information technologies and a network of experts to provide a unique tool for people making decisions concerning clinical or health-policy questions.

Finding Qualitative Research in Pub Med

Use MeSH Subject headings such as

             Qualitative Research, Interviews as Topic, Focus Groups, Grounded Theory, Observational Study

Finding Qualitative Studies in CINAHL or Dental & Oral Science

Mixed Methods Research Design

Pub Med does not have suitable MeSH terms for mixed methods research. Search your topic with the following suggested text words using the quotation marks and truncation symbol*:

  • “mixed model*” OR “mixed design*” OR “multiple method*” OR multimethod* OR triangulat*