When searching databases to find articles that are original research and scientific articles, there are some search terms that you can use to help locate this specific type of article.
You can add any of the following words: study, trial, methodology, methods, randomized trial, blind trial, and groups
Examples of words to put in the search box:
lung cancer trial
asthma trial group
Library subscription databases that require a login from your personal device.
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS): searches most of the library's databases
Science in Context
To use these databases, see the individual boxes below to locate articles within these sources. These databases can be used on campus or from your personal device. You must login with your MYNCC credentials.
Choose the option for full text, scholary journals.
To search for original research articles, use the following search terms:
1. your topic
2. blind trial
There are many databases of science articles available via the Internet. These databases are free and do not require you to log in.
PubMed Central: is from the National Library of Medicine and contains only full text articles
PLOS, Public Library of Science: has many journals related to health and science that contain only full text articles.
Directory of Open Access Journals
See the individual boxes below to locate articles within these sources.
PLOS stands for the Public Library of Science, and this is a source of open access (free to all via the Internet) full text access on all areas of science and medicine.
The following journals make up the PLOS platform:
PLOS One: this online journal has full text original research articles in all areas of science