Glossary of public speaking terms and their definitions that can be used in searches.
Databases are the most efficient way to identify articles (and sometimes other resource types as well) on a topic or by a particular author. The most important part of finding relevant articles is selecting the right database to search. (As an extreme example, searching an English literature database won't be useful if you are looking for articles on treating congestive heart failure.)
UT users have access to over one hundred databases. To help you find the one you need for a particular topic, you can see them arranged by Subject Category. Each category lists the most relevant subject databases first (alphabetically), followed by more general purpose databases. If you know the name of a specific database, you can also see the listing by Name, or simply look up the database by title in the UT Library Catalog. (Note: If you are off-campus, please log in to see the complete list of available databases, both from OhioLINK and the University of Toledo.)
If you are unsure of which database to use, a general purpose database such as Academic Search Complete may get you started. Alternatively, you may want to use the Quick Search @ OhioLINK to search a variety of databases on one topic. The results from the databases will be shown mixed together, or you can choose the database with the most results for further searching.
More information about finding articles in the Health Sciences is available on the Mulford Library page.
•miscellaneous articles covering a wide variety of subject areas
•articles submitted by writers or editors employed by magazine
Scholarly Peer-reviewed Journals
•reports of research carried in a particular subject
•written in language of the field
•bibliographic references given
•articles submitted by researchers and or experts in the field
•edited by referees, other experts, and editors