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ProQuest Research Companion
An intuitive, self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today's libraries, classrooms, and online learning environments.
How to Read Scientific Papers
This article provides a quick introduction to how to read novel coronavirus studies published as research papers. For further help reading and understanding research papers, please contact a librarian.
Databases are a great place to search for individual articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.
While many news and magazine articles may also be found with an internet search engine, our subscription databases can provide you with access to older articles that are not available online and other pay-per-view materials, plus additional options to refine your search. As far as scholarly articles go, databases should be your first stop! Most scholarly literature is not freely available.
Get started quickly with the search bar below, or check out some of our subject-specific recommendations. Be sure you log in to TouroOne before accessing the databases.
QuickSearch lets you search across all of the library resources at once, including books, ebooks, articles, and video. A great place to start your research!
Tip: Look for the "Cite" option on the right to quickly generate a citation in any style.
Touro Library Article QuickSearch
When searching for information it is always important to use the most appropriate keywords. Viruses and the diseases they cause often will have different names. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus responsible for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Searching with the term COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 should yield the most relevant results when looking for information about the current coronavirus outbreak.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database, with almost 7,000 full text periodicals.
Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest) The Coronavirus Research Database brings together trusted content from journals, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. This database brings together not only content from open-access journals, but also pre-prints and additional content being made freely available by major publishers from around the world. This versatile content set is designed to help students, researchers, and health care professionals investigate answers to pressing questions arising in the wake of the pandemic. The database will continue to grow as more is learned and new content is published.
Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest) Covers all major healthcare specialities, including nursing, pediatrics, neurology, pharmacology, cardiology, physical therapy, etc.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale) Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY.
Psychology Database (ProQuest) Covers clinical & social psychology, genetics, psychology of business & economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, etc.
Hoover's Contains editorial content (corporate data, industry analyses, summary financials, top competitors, etc.) on public & non-public companies & key executives.
To find additional quality information online, try using Google Scholar, which searches an academically-oriented subset of online materials: