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Genetics & the Law

A research guide for use by students in Prof. Lombardo's Genetics & the Law seminar.


PubMed is among the largest and most comprehensive databases of biomedical literature. To effectively search in PubMed, keep a few tips in mind:

  • The MeSH database allows you to search for articles assigned to a specific subject and combination of subjects. Keep in mind that takes a few months for articles to be assigned subjects.
  • Full text is not available in PubMed for most articles; however, links in the upper right of the screen and in the "Link Out - more resources" section can lead you to the full text.
  • Options for narrowing your results on the left can be useful, particularly the option to limit by article type. Article types that tend to be less technical include: Book reviews, biography, autobiography, editorial, historical article, interview, introductory journal article, legal cases, and news.
  • The University Library has a comprehensive research guide about searching PubMed.

ProQuest and EBSCO Databases

ProQuest and EBSCO offer a range of databases covering all subjects. Each database has different advanced search features.


JSTOR contains full text historical content for journals across a wide range of disciplines, including law, health, social sciences, and history. The primary search method offered is a full text search; however, articles can also be searched within subjects and topics.

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