You will be able to find a limited number of journal articles on a topic by using the Library SmartSearch, and this may be most appropriate for you if you need to obtain a few full-text journal articles on a particular subject.
You can use the following bibliographic databases to carry out a comprehensive search for journal articles in your subject area. Follow the button within each journal article record to find out whether the full text is available to you as a member of Aston University.
Keyword searching is generally what you use when you are first beginning a search. Try to break down your topic or research question into the overall main ideas; these main ideas become simple keywords which you may use to search a Library database. It's useful to keep a when you are researching a topic. This will help you remember the words you have already tried searching, the combinations you have used, and any new words you noticed in search results that you want to try in your searches later.
Watch this short video to help you improve your search skills:
PubMed is a free online bibliographic database which searches MEDLINE data on journal articles in the medical, biomedical and clinical sciences.
If you choose to use PubMed, please note:
Alternatively, use any of the following interfaces to search MEDLINE data, all of which feature the button to help you access the full text of any articles you find: