There are several tutorials that can help you search PubMed. If you prefer a handout, you can download an easy step-by-step guide here
View our top journals from your tablet. BrowZine is a new application for libraries that lets you browse, read and monitor scholarly journals from your tablet using your UVic credentials (Netlink ID). You can even create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, or be alerted when new editions of journals are published. BrowZine is currently available for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets.
Get if for free at: http://thirdiron.com/download/. Once installed, open the app and in the search box type in University of Victoria.
For more information, see the FAQ: What is BrowZine?
Use these databases to find articles about your topic.
What is Peer-Review?
Peer-reviewed articles have been evaluated by several researchers or subject specialist in the academic community prior to accepting it for publication. Also known as scholarly or refereed.
Verify that a journal is peer reviewed (refereed) by looking up the journal title in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
Remember that there may be content in peer reviewed journals which is not peer reviewed. These may be book reviews, letters, or front and back matter. In most cases, though, the research articles within will be peer reviewed. Consult a librarian if you're not sure.
"Scholarly" or "popular" are terms used to describe a source's content, purpose, audience, appearance, citations and more. Popular sources are useful for getting ideas for a topic or for background and anecdotal information. Watch the video below to find out more about Scholarly vs. popular sources: