This list is not exhaustive. Mulford librarians are at the ready for consultations to locate information in these resources and information in resources not included below.
Free to all resources
CDC – Coronavirus – with sections on about the virus, information for healthcare professionals, information for travelers, information for laboratories, information for public health professionals, and news
UK Academic Librarian Keith Nockels’ continually updated blog Novel coronavirus (WN-CoV, nCoV) outbreak, China with news, epidemiology and genetics, information for the public, including travel advice, information for health professionals, including travel advice
Google Scholar searches the full text of most articles and then ranks the results according to relevance and number of citations.
Google Scholar includes peer reviewed papers, these, books, patents, abstracts and often free articles. These items come from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and other scholarly organizations.
Search tips include
Finding full text of article (including UT Library subscriptions)
How to get better answers
When signed in, one can
Export citation to EndNote (download icon after selecting article)
Save article in a library
Set up alerts
The Limitations **
Search cannot be limited to peer reviewed
No option to browse by title
Limited Advanced Search options
No options to limit search results (as publication type, human, age group, review articles)
Most of the results are not full text
Bias towards older literature
No notation of when Google Scholar was last updated
Options when Google Scholar does not fit your needs
Mulford Home Page Menu (upper right corner) –> LibGuides UT Librarian created guides to resources by subject, resource (as how to search the nursing and allied health literature through CINAHL), specific classes, and more
Health Evidence and The Community Guide go beyond PubMed in locating public health systematic reviews. Both are public health focused and locate many systematic reviews that PubMed does not.
Health Evidence, from McMaster University contains about 6,000 quality rated systematic reviews. The reviews evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions, including cost data. The search interface includes search tips, tutorials and their search strategy (including databases searched as CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Library and PsycInfo.
From the Nov 4, 2019 posting at MedLib-l – a Medical Librarian Listserv
The Cancer Guidelines Database, managed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, addresses the challenge of a rapidly expanding evidence base by providing:
Access to thousands of Canadian and international cancer guidelines, all in a
A publicly available tool that is free to use and regularly updated
Quality scores for guidelines (using the AGREE II tool to ensure presentation of the best available evidence from credible sourcesNo need to login, just click on Tools, then View under Cancer Guidelines Database.
The UT Libraries now subscribes to the Wall Street Journal, available online through our Classic Catalog.
The Wall Street Journal is just one of many sources in the Dow Jones Factiva collection.
When searching the Wall Street Journal, the results can be narrowed to this journal when searching (select it in Sources). This journal may also be from the results of a search – under Sources in the left column.
Here is one approach to search for and locate Dow Jones Factiva (including the Wall Street Journal).
Select Title from the drop down menu and enter Wall Street Journal.
Select Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition OnlineTo Search
Click on Search in the top toolbar. Select Search builder
Enter text, some examples
Measles AND reports
Measles OR rubella
Select Date (underneath search box)
Narrow search by entering terms in blank boxes, and selecting the one
that best fits your needs.
For example, under all Subject, enter health then perhaps select Health
Narrow results through selecting one of more of the followingin the left column of the results page:
Company, Source (as CNN, Wall Street Journal), Region, Keywords others have used
On December 16, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) website will be retired. Most content will remain available through other NLM databases as well as from external websites.
TOXNET has served as an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health information. The most frequently used databases are being incorporated into three NLM core resources: PubChem, an open chemistry database; PubMed, a resource for biomedical literature; and Bookshelf, a free online resource to access books and documents in life science and healthcare.
Several resources in TOXNET came from other organizations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and will continue to be available from those sources. Some databases will be retired.
Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] work well in pulling together synonyms for a concept or term. MeSH terms are invaluable options when one first searches for words and phrases and finds hundreds if not thousands of results.