This guide points to short tutorials about health sciences information resources for faculty, students, researchers, clinicians, and staff. Key databases are covered, as well as the steps necessary to access information from the UC Davis Library.

Amy Studer

Blaisdell Medical Library
Subject Specialist Librarian


In this Guide:

NCBI offers both an in-depth training module and a variety of quick tours of how to search PubMed. This will help you get started, as well as tailor your search at a more advanced level.

Setting Up Custom PubMed Filters

A more advanced tutorial from Bruce Abbott, one of UC Davis’s own medical librarians, on how to customize PubMed for your use.

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The following free tutorials are produced by the publisher – Wiley. Some registration is required.

Introduction to Searching – 2:39 min

Refining Research Results – 3:29 min

Selecting & Exporting – 3:08 min

A 21 page CAB Direct Quick Guide and numerous other guides and tutorials are available on CABI’s website under Product and Platform User Guides.

Introduction to Searching – 2:37 min

Refining Research Results – 3:29 min

Selecting & Exporting – 3:08 min

Additional tutorial videos can be found on CABI’s website under Product and Platform User Guides, Global Health on CAB Direct.

Navigating the Homepage – 2:46 min

Simple Searching – 1:43 min

Smart Searches – 1:50 min

A 24 page VetMed Resource User Guide is available, as are additional resources, from VetMed Resource Help.

Quickly Locate an Article of Interest in Scopus

Scopus Overview

 Tour of Web of Science – 5:37 min

Web of Science Cited Reference Search – 2:49 min

Additional tutorial videos on search tips, exporting records and more can be found on the Web of Knowledge Training Site.

How to Use EndNote in 6 minutes (Mac)

Google Scholar

Researching WriteLikeProfessor

James Carey, UC Davis

at 1:57min – Google Scholar

Google Search: Beyond the ordinary

Dan Russell, Google


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Using Google Scholar and other Google resources for education

Daniel Russell, Google

Many thanks to Francis Francisco for assistance with web content development and migration.