Databases for locating artices
Create an annotated bibliography on any one of the following:
Parkinson's disease- causes
Parkinson's disease - treatments
Parkinson's disease - brain grafts
Parkinson's disease - neuroglia (microglia; astrocytes)
Microglia and astrocytes are two different types of neuroglia that have been implicated as "involved" with degenerative disease processes.
Limit your search dates to the past six years.
Truncate Keywords in the search
neurobehavio* will search for:
neurobehavior, neurobehaviour, neurobehavioural, neurobehavioral, neurobehaviours, etc.
Use Boolean Operators to improve results
or either word will be retrieved
neurorehabilitation or neuroplasticity
and both words must be in the result glia* and dopamine
and (or) to combine related terms
parkinson's and (glia* or neuroglia or neuron*)
Begin with keywords, look for Subject Headings assigned by the index:
Find a good source with keyword searching
Click on Full Record
Look for Subjects or Descriptors to find more like this:
Parkinson Disease---> Antiparkison agents
How to Find Articles
Sample Search in Academic OneFile:
Academic OneFile contains articles published between 1980 and 2012.
Some may be fulltext, others may be only citations.
After finding a "good" article, use the "Find Article at Allegheny" link to locate the article in our journal collection.
If Allegheny does not have access to the journal, use the Illiad link to order a copy using interlibrary loan.
Take a moment to think about your topic and reduce it to the required elements.
Example: Parkinson's Disease and treatment*
Here is the advanced search screen:
Here is a sample results screen: