There are a number of databases available for you to search through the Pratt Research Library and there are a number of tutorials are available which show the unique search capabilities of each database. Many have similar search functions that are universal (e.g. limits to narrow your search by year, language, publication type, document type, etc., and the use of the Boolean search operators AND, OR, NOT). Many of the databases and resources in this guide have User-Friendly Interface Designs that allow you to intuitively search for what you need.
The links in this guide are to the tutorials and information guides with instructions about how to use the databases and other resources available through the Edward L. Pratt Research Library. To access the databases please visit the Databases tab on the Pratt Library website or you can also access UC Libraries databases through our affiliate access.
These are some of our most frequently used scholarly databases. If you aren't sure where to start, consider trying these databases first.
Point of care resources offer highly-structured clinical decision tools that allow information on diagnosis and treatment to be quickly retrieved at the point of care. These resources synthesize and evaluate the most relevant evidence from the primary clinical literature, and they include detailed summaries of a wide range of conditions and interventions, rationale for patient care decisions, and links to original studies.
Check out these tutorials to learn more:
Additional information is available in our Point of Care Tools Guide.
Here are some basic search tips to target better articles: