The Medical Library Search Selector is located at the top of every page of our website. You can use the dropdown arrow to select the search resource you want to use. The options include Library OneSearch, PubMed, Google Scholar and Our Site.
Library OneSearch is the main discovery tool for Oakland University Libraries. It offers convenient searching of our books, ebooks, videos, journals, articles and more. Please allow popups for best result. For more information on how to use Library OneSearch, please see the "How to" Guides on the OneSearch Page Library OneSearch Help
Google Scholar The Google Scholar search feature automatically selects the OU library for you. Some articles will be free to view online, other articles require a subscription to view them. When this is the case, try the "Get It! @ Kresge Library" link to the right of the article information. This will check to see if OU Libraries subscribes to the publication and will then grant you access to read the article online.
Getting Full Text Articles How do you find full-text articles? Use GET IT! What is GET IT? GET IT links connect you to the library’s electronic journal collections. For instructions on finding full text articles, please see the Get it@OU Libraries Guide
How to Search PubMed
You can access the OUWB affiliated PubMed using the Search Selector Dropdown on every page of our website. If you do not access PubMed through our site, you will not have access to the full text articles from the journals we subscribe to. If you cannot get access to a full text article you need using the Medical Library PubMed Search, please contact the Medical Library and we will help you find what your are looking for,
When to use PubMed
PubMed is a platform that indexes journal articles and more back to 1947. It covers the areas of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, preclinical sciences, and related areas. PubMed is developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), both at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. As of December 2020, PubMed contains over 30 million records. PubMed is a platform that contains MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and additional PubMed records.
For more information and tips on using PubMed, please visit the NIH PubMed User Guide or the Medical Library's Advanced Searching in PubMed Guide
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the use of the current best evidence in making decisions regarding the care of individual patients. Our Information Mastery Curriculum focuses on honing these skills all practicing clinicians need.
Steps in EBM
EBM Search Resources
The OUWB Biomedical Image Search Engine will
search BioMedical Public Domain and Creative Common License websites for
biomedical images you can use for education purposes.
The links on this page lead to collections that contain mostly public domain and Creative Commons images.
Yet, there might be images that are copyright-protected. It is your responsibility to check the copyright of the images you intend to use. Verify image source copyright ownership
Information on citing images can be found in the CC Best practices for attribution Wiki.
For even more recommended image resources, please see our Medical Image Resources Guide