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Boatwright Memorial Library

HEALTH STUDIES RESEARCH GUIDE: Databases

Library databases in public health

Library databases in the health sciences

Use online databases to locate citations to journal articles, book chapters, books, and more.  Most online databases provide abstracts but many will also link you to the full-text material.  Use Journal Titles  to determine which journal titles you may access at UR.

Locating articles through Journal Titles


The library's Journal Titles helps you to:

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject  

               * Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Titles links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

Many UR databases provide direct links from the database citation to the actual article.  If there is no direct link, use Journal Titles to discover if UR actually has access to the article.

The Journal Titles tab is located on the main bar on the library homepage.

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