Getting Started with Information Resarch
This guide will introduce you to PCOM Library resources and services for your assignments and research projects in Forensic Medicine. These are just a sample of the resources currently available online.
OneSearch+ simultaneously searches multiple databases and the PCOM catalog. Use it to find a variety of literature from a wide array of new sources from databases you do not routinely search. A mobile interface provides the growing number of smart phone users with easy access.
Journal Locator+ links to over 10,000 licensed electronic journals. You can search by keyword, title, subject, publisher, or collection.
LinkSource links from a reference in a database to the full text article in any licensed collection. Look for the database specific link to full text, for example: in EBSCO and OVID MEDLINE or
Users may also find useful information in the following Library Subject Guides:
Many students routinely rely on Wikipedia and other unvetted (unexamined, unevaluated) web sites for information. Research expertise requires an understanding of:
- the different types of information available to you: what are primary, secondary, and tertiary literature
- appropriate selection of information resources
- database search skills
- critical review skills
- research management skills
This guide was developed at faculty request because, "Wikipedia doesn't cut it anymore."