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Com 400: Communicating Science & Technology

Online guide for Lucrezia Coen Paxson's Com 400 students.

Using Web of Science

Accessing Web of Science

Web of Science is a good database to use, not only for finding scholarly research articles, but for looking at how they relate, respond, and inform other research articles on the same or similar topics. When you look at the record for an article in Web of Science, you can see what research the authors of that article cited. You can also see where the article you are looking at has been cited in others' research.

Help for Using Web of Science

Web of Science has created several video tutorials to help use the database. Here are few that might be useful:

Using PubMed

Accessing PubMed

You can access PubMed here:

PubMed Tutorials and Information

From the PubMed website: 

The PubMed database contains more than 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central (PMC). 

Note: when on-campus or logged in through WSU or EWU, many links are provided within PubMed to WSU & EWU collections for easy access to full-text articles whenever possible.

Available to the public online since 1996, PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Citations in PubMed primarily stem from the biomedicine and health fields, and related disciplines such as life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

PubMed User Guide



Introduction to PubMed


How PubMed Works: Medical Subject Headings


How PubMed Works: Automatic Term Mapping

Reading Scientific Articles

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