Where to start? This list of databases below will help you to find current and retrospective articles on your topic. The scope of the health sciences is highly interdisciplinary; the following list is not intended to be exhaustive but should be used as an introduction to indexes in the areas of major interest serving the various academic programs.
"Peer reviewed" (or "refereed" journals) are those that subject content to a critical review by other experts in the field prior to accepting a manuscript for publication. Thus, limiting your literature search to the peer-reviewed journals ensures a higher level of scholarship and research methodology. Magazines, trade journals, and newspapers tend to be "non-peer-reviewed," meaning perhaps just the editor or someone who is not an expert in the field has reviewed the content before publishing. How do you know if a journal citation is from a peer-reviewed journal?
Locating the full text of an article:
The "get-it" link will display options for the full text if available via NYU's electronic subscriptions.
Google Scholar is a time-saving, scholarly search interface accessible from within the Google interface. With Google Scholar, you can access peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book sections. For literature searching, specialized databases have more functionality and access more comprehensive results, but Google Scholar is a good tool to use for a search for a known item.
You can configure Google Scholar to:
Here's how to display NYU links:
The next time you search scholar.google.com, the GetIt at NYU option will be available next to accessible article citations.
Here's how to change settings for Bibliography manager: