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Database Tips : General Database Tips

Help & Tips for using some of the databases common in the Allied Health Sciences disciplines

Created by Health Science Librarians

General Database Help

Don't forget, Ask Us when you have difficulty finding what you're looking for in a database.

  • Start your database searches from Libraries database links in order to use Find@UNC button for linking to full text. 
  • Many databases have a link to help files as part of their search screens.

These tips are from the PubMed User Guide; however, the concepts are applicable to other databases:

See these HSL YouTube search videos for additional details and strategies demonstrated in the PubMed database. 

Additional Database Help Guides

UNC Health Sciences Libraries: YouTube Search Help Videos

The YouTube videos below use PubMed to demonstrate additional search tips; the concepts are applicable to other biomedical databases.