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BIOL 1500 Biology I


Not all databases will look the same, but many of them will have similar functions and features such as:

  • displaying only full-text results

  • displaying only academic/scholarly or peer-reviewed results

  • sorting results by date range 

  • generating a citation

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Search Results List

Below is a sample results list when searching for heart rate and exercise in PubMed.

The menu on the left side of the page allows you to filter your results based on what you need. 

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Results List Entry (to get the Full Text)

When you click on an entry in the search results list, you will get more information about the article, which may include an abstract (summary), relevant keywords, links to related articles, author affiliations, and citation information.

  • To get the full text of the article, look for links that say "full text," "PDF," or "Find It."

  • If the full text is not available, ask a librarian for assistance or log in to ILLiad to order it.

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Keyword Search in PubMed

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