If you are looking for research material published in journals, start by searching the Academic Search Complete aggregator which contains fulltext articles from core journals across many fields.
Start your search for articles using keywords. Remember to use synonyms and to refine your initial results using both additional terms and/or the facets (sub-clusters of results by subject terms, date, material type, and so on) on the left side of the results page. You may also find the Advanced Search options helpful in limiting searches by type of information, type of results, specific populations, and other variables.
HINT: Using subject facets removes materials that are irrelevant because of terminology confusion—for example, it would allow a researcher to easily remove plasma-in-physics articles from plasma-in-blood search results.
Central Index is a search tool that provides keyword searching across a wide (but not comprehensive) selection of materials: books, journals, videos, web pages, and other sources. It gathers information from many resources and allows you to search across them simultaneously. This tool is similar in many ways to the Google Scholar search tool, but offers much more precise searching.
Short video showing the basics of searching and downloading materials.
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NOTE: Use the Expand option on the top left of the results page in order to significantly increase the domain of search tools.
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You may also want to expand your search using additional journal-index databases from our subject guides.