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Pulmonary Science

This guide will assist you in accessing library resources for your research and coursework in the Pulmonary Science program.

Find Articles in Databases

Use databases to find credible articles on your topic. Each database contains different articles. If you don't find what you're looking for in the first one, try searching another one.


What is Get It?

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The Get It button appears when full-text is not available in a particular database. Click the button to search for the full text in the rest of the CSP Library's databases. If full-text is available, you will be provided with a link. If not, you can choose to submit an interlibrary loan request. More information on submitting interlibrary loan requests is available here.

What is Peer Review?

Peer Review is a process where academic research articles are screened by other experts in the field to catch errors and bias before publication.


MeSH is the language NLM indexers use to create tags for citations in MEDLINE and/or PubMed.  If you can find the official entry terms instead of using keyword searching you can focus your search and find better citations.

Search Tips

-Use quotes around multi-word concepts: e.g., "biological control"

-Use * to truncate your search term for words with common roots: e.g., bio* for biology, biological, biotic, biome

-Use limiters within each database to focus only on the types of materials required by your professor: e.g., limit to peer-reviewed and published after 2000

Find Articles by Topic in PubMed

Searching PubMed is different than searching other databases or Google. Use the following tutorial to help you search PubMed. If you have any questions, ask a librarian! We're happy to help!

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