PubMed is a free online interface provided by the National Library of Medicine to search MEDLINE, which focuses on biomedical literature.
- Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, datasets, editorials, news articles
- Contains over 28 million items
- Coverage years = 1946 to present
It’s free to search so you can use it after leaving OU (but you may not be able to access the full text of the items you find in PubMed).
Web of Science
Web of Science contains publications related to the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It’s an excellent database for comprehensive and interdisciplinary searches.
- Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, data papers, editorials, news articles
- Contains over 66 million items
- Coverage years = 1900 to present
Ulrich’s contains over 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. Each periodical summary tells you information such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, and reviews written by librarians. Ulrich’s will tell you if a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed!
*****Plagiarism is defined by the Modern Language Association (MLA) as "the use of another person's ideas, information, or expressions without acknowledging that person's work" [MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed., p. 66].
Examples of plagiarism include copying from a source word for word without citing the original source, as well as paraphrasing an author's words or even ideas withoutgiving appropriate credit.
Take a look at Oakland University's statement on plagiarism and academic dishonesty in the Oakland University Student Handbook.
Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.