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Full-text access to research articles in biology, genetics, and medicine from the Public Library of Science.
Vendor: PLOS Coverage: April 2006 - present Full Text: Complete
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The database defaults to the advanced search option. Click the Simple Search link below the large search bar to search the entire database.
An account is required to receive journal email alerts and to comment on articles; a free account can be created by clicking on Create account in the upper right corner.
Browse articles in a particular subject area by clicking on Browse. Once a subject area is chosen, sub-categories will appear with each new selection to allow further narrowing. Click on View all articles and then list articles to view articles in that subject area.
Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases: "tropical diseases"
Use an asterisk (*) at the end of the root of a word to find all variants: botan* will find botany, botanical, botanist, etc.
Use AND to separate terms and phrases: "tropical diseases" AND fatigue
Use the Advanced Search option to search for terms in specific fields such as Title, Author, Abstract or Body.
Scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Search screen to explore other PLOS journals, i.e. PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology, etc.
Provides access to citation/abstract details for hundreds of thousands of worldwide publications such as journals (including open access journals), conference papers, books, and book chapters. Includes journal impact factors in the Journal Citation Reports tab.
Vendor: Clarivate Analytics Coverage: 1980 - present Full Text: None
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To use advanced features such as saved searches, alerts, etc., sign in with a Web of Science username and password.
This database offers extensive, detailed Help options and context-sensitive Examples on most of its search pages.
Web of Science includes a subscription to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), a tool which analyzes citation references, measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. To learn more about the JCR, please see the following sources:
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For most books the print/download limit is 40% of the book's pages. Printing or downloading a chapter or page range do the same thing and deduct in the same way based on the pages allowed. Both options create a PDF that does not expire.
Check the "Availability" section, on the Detail Page, or in the Book Details side panel to see how many copies are available and if it is for Online reading or Download, or both.
You can change the language of the interface by clicking on Settings in the naviagation bar and clicking on Language. Choose your language and save the changes.
Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases: "crew resource management."
Use connectors AND, OR, NOT to separate terms and phrases: "flight crew" AND fatigue. Connectors must be capitalized.
Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word root to find all variants: automat* will find automate, automated, automatic, and automation.
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Use the "Search within book" search box to search for a term or phrase within the book.
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