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Information on how to do library research and find information in the field of anesthesia.
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Getting Started in Anesthesia Research

To find articles published in the field of Anesthesia, you will search in PubMed (the publicly available version of Medline), the largest index of biomedical literature in the world, and in CINAHL, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, which indexes journals published for nurses, physical therapists, nurse anesthesists, and other health care professionals.

View video tutorial about using both PubMed and CINAHL

View video tutorial about using CINAHL


What is Peer Review?

Peer review is the process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication (in the case of journals).  Many people give more credence to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process because they have been reviewed by experts in the field (rather than just an editor as is the case of a newspaper or magazine) before being accepted for publication. 


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to faculty, staff and students to supplement the Library's collection.  You can request materials (books, articles, etc.) from other libraries around the world with this service.  Simply fill out the form after logging into the ILLIAD system to request an item.

This is a different service from Get This, which will request materials available on the Ann Arbor campus.

Databases to Start With

  • PubMed  
    Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  • CINAHL Complete  
    Primary journal index for nursing and allied health professions.
  • AccessAnesthesiology  
    Online collection of the most current clinical anesthesiology resources, including books, practice guidelines, videos, interactive board review questions, and integrated drug database.
  • UpToDate  
    Online clinical information resource with emphasis on internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, and family practice.
    This index is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database, containing over 19 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The link opens Medline via Ovid, and requires login with your Umich (Ann Arbor) password.

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