Finding Journal Articles
When searching for journal articles, break down your topic into keywords and phrases.
If your search results are disappointing, try to think of different ways of expressing your topic.
If you add the wildcard symbol * to the root of a word you can find all words beginning with the letters in front of it (e.g. homeopath* would find homepath, homeopaths, homeopathic and homeopathy at the same time).
Instead of "hay fever" you could try pollinosis or allergic rhinitis.
Click on the title of a particularly relevant article to view any summary provided and see what subject terms have been used to describe that article. You can then search on those terms.
To find out more about how to plan a search, creating search strategies and using different search techniques, explore our search techniques guide.
Narrowing Down your Search
You use the options on the left of the screen under Refine Results to narrow down your search.
You may wish to slide across the bar under Publication Date to limit your results to those from a particular time period.
Further down this section you may find options to narrow your search by:
- source (type of material)
Please note that a limit, once applied, stays in place until you click to remove it.
Getting the Full Text
You can see further details on any article listed on AMED by clicking on the title of the article.
If we have the full text article as part of another subscription, then you will be redirected to it. If we do not have the article, you will be told Full Text Not Available.
You may still be able to get the article, by requesting an Inter-Library Loan (ILLs).