Identify subject headings, eg. MeSH in Medline : Search in the Online help for Mapping to MeSH headings in Ovid SP
Work with terminology differences - e.g Medline /Embase: What are the differences between the US and the UK drug names? You can find this information from the NeLM website.
You will often see a '' tab when looking through your search results in our electronic resources. This tab can be used to see if The University of Manchester Library has access to a particular article in either online or print format.
Articles not held by the library can be ordered via our Inter-Library Loan service.
If you are using Google Scholar on campus, the Findit@Manchester link will appear automatically next to your list of search results.
This resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.
View all workshops and online resources in this area on the
My Learning Essentials webpages.
The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don’t have access to everything.
If you find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.
It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Books to see if a book is available to view online.
If you have a reading list for your course and the books are in use by other students, you can check to see if it has been fully or partially digitised by Google.