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A guide for library research in Genetics

Finding an article about an inheritable disease

For your BIOL 370 assignment, try PubMed.  While PubMed is a freely available database, if you access it through this page you will have quick access to CSULB subscriptions using Get It @ CSULB  allowing you to find more full-text.

Brainstorm keywords that you would expect to find in articles you would be interested in.  Start with the name of your disease, and if the disease has more than one name, be sure to list all possibilities.

Scan through your search results to find more names and / or other keywords to use in your searching.

Once you have the full-text of the articles about the disease you are researching, read the abstracts (summary) to see if the article will talk about the mechanism of the disease.

See the Find Articles tab above for help in using databases, and getting the full text of the articles.

Once you have the article full text, read it.  The article will most likely be broken into sections such as methods and results.  You may also find review articles, which will not have methods and results, but rather are a compilation of results from other research articles.

Continue reviewing your results list until you find a good fit for your assignment.  If you need more help finding articles, contact Norah. (see right)


Using PubMed

When using PubMed, be sure to enter through our website (use the link below) so that you have access to CSULB subscriptions.  After searching and selecting an article, click the Get It @ CSULB button to link to full text, or BeachReach to request the article.