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Where to Find Articles
Databases are a great place to find scholarly journal articles and other sources for your project. Each database includes articles on a different subject area.
If the full text isn’t right there, click the Find It button. If we don’t have the article, you can request it from another library by clicking the “get this article or book chapter” link. (The turnaround time on this is usually about 1-3 business days.)
An interface to search the MEDLINE database of articles and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. Managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information & National Library of Medicine.
A general database that covers many subject areas. A good place to start, but it also has non-scholarly stuff in it.
Use the Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) limit in the left sidebar or the Advanced Search.
Subject search using the Subject Terms link.
Another general database, but this one includes only scholarly articles. This doesn't have subject headings and only searches full-text. The more words you search the fewer results you'll get.
To get access to additional full text resources in Google Scholar, link it up with the library's databases by going to settings, "library links," typing in University of Dubuque, checking the box next to UD and clicking save before searching. You will notice "Find It" links appear in the results which you can click on to get to the full text. If there are no full text links you can request the article through interlibrary loan.
Sign in with your UD credentials to request full text articles, book chapters, or books. Select the kind of source you would like to request under the "New Request" section on the left side of the page.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (journal)
Articles are not all free. If you want full-text of an article you find on a publisher's website, request via Interlibrary Loan if UD doesn't own online or in print. Not sure? Ask a librarian!
ToxTown (National Library of Medicine) is a resource to learn more about a variety of toxicants (great for identifying a toxicant for your project).
TOXNET® (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.
Use TOXNET to find:
- Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products
- Chemical nomenclature
- Chemicals that may be associated with a disease, condition or symptom
- Chemicals associated with consumer products, occupations, hobbies, and more
- Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals
- Citations from the scientific literature