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BIOS 297/397 Epigenetics, Health, and the Environment, Spring 2019: Scholarly Articles

Search For A Specific Article

Use the Citation Linker to see if Lehigh has access to a specific article.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to request a PDF of an article that isn't available at Lehigh or a scanned PDF of a print article that Lehigh owns. You will get an email when the article is ready for download.

Off Campus Access To Library Resources

Use Lehigh's Virtual Private Network (VPN)  to connect to library resources from off campus. Make sure to choose Library/International from the Group drop-down menu when you sign into the VPN. Learn more about the VPN.

(updated 7/24/2020)

Article Databases

Some tips about using Medline on Pubmed

  • Use the link above, which is enabled with Lehigh Links, which enable you to access full text or order an item via interlibrary loan.
  • See the related citations feature to find similar articles.
  • See the "cited by" list (if present); these are articles that cite an article you like: great way to build bibliography!
  • You can limit to review articles; review articles published after the one you were assigned to start with can point you toward "primary" literature (in this context, non-review journal articles).

Some tips about using MeSH subject headers discussed in class

"ADVANCED":  Using MeSH headers and keyword search in conjunction

Do a regular keyword search using the techniques we talked about in class. Then, using the techniques listed below, we can augment the search by using the MeSH header search engine we talked about in class. Recent Medline records may not have been assigned MeSH headers yet, which gives one reason for using both type of searching. 

  • Go to Advanced search screen
  • Look for "More Resources", upper left of screen
  • Select MeSH Database option
  • click on the subject header, e.g. Epigenesis, Genetic.
  • Check off particular subheadings, such as "immunology"
  • Click Add to search builder after select OR.
  • Use back key on browser
  • Add other terms as needed
  • Then Search PubMed
  • Now go back to advanced search screen 
  • Toward bottom you will see a search history
  • Click on "Add" to "Add to builder" the search terms; search terms will appear in the "Builder" (the search boxes) above the search history
  • Use "OR" to combine the searches.

NOTE: On the Pubmed website, you will see a link on the far upper left to NCBI. For an introduction to NCBI data in a variety of molecular biology areas, see NCBI Bioinformatics Resources: An Introduction: NCBI Homepage (Elliott Smith, Berkeley)

To do precision searches, go to the far upper left, select the "hamburger" icon, then select advanced search on the menu.