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- To begin, try the Lane Search at the top of this page and filter for systematic reviews
- For clinical questions, try the Clinical Search for evidence-based articles from PubMed and other resources
- CINAHL Search Tips
- Configuring My NCBI to use FindIt@Stanford
- Creating an RSS feed from PubMed
- How can I find information about book chapters?
- How can I find journal articles?
- How can I keep up with the tables of contents of my favorite journals?
- How can I limit a search topic to Stanford authors?
- How do I find circulation statistics for journals?
- I need articles, abstracts, images, etc., that are not included in PubMed. Where should I start?
- What database alerting services are available?
- What databases can help me find conference papers?
- What is Google Scholar?
- What materials does Lane have to help with USMLE Board Review Prep?
- What is SmartSearch?
- Where can I find information about questionnaires and psychological tests?
- Where can I learn more about using MeSH terms (medical subject headings)?
- Who is citing my publications?