Clinical Research: Free Web databases
This guide is to help students in PCC's Clinical Research course to find and understand professional and research literature.
Free Web resources
Peer-reviewed research articles are available for free on the Web; you just need to know where to find them!
Open Access Journals
What is Open Access?
According to the Public Library of Science (PLoS), it is:
Open Access stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. With Open Access, researchers can read and build on the findings of others without restriction. Much scientific and medical research is paid for with public funds. Open Access allows taxpayers to see the results of their investment. Open Access means that teachers and their students have access to the latest research findings throughout the world.
Here's more info from PLoS: https://www.plos.org/open-access
Free Web databases
- PubMed CentralBiomedical and life science journal articles, from the US National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine.
- Public Library of Science (PLoS) searchA a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Peer-reviewed research articles.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)9000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.