Template:Journal Searches

From Embryology

How to Search Databases for Project Sources

Note that you have the option of searching for articles through the UNSW Library databases and I encourage you to do so as this option will allow access to more full text papers (through the UNSW subscriptions) that available directly through PubMed. Note that having full access to the paper does not mean that you can then use any content without permission (see Help:Copyright Tutorial). On the UNSW Library homepage, under the Search window click "Sign into myLibrary for full access" and use your Zpass information in the new window. Finally, you will still have to locate the paper's PMID to use the automated referencing available on this website. This can be easily done by entering the paper's title in the PubMed search window.
Journal Searches
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Below are shown some easy methods, with examples, for setting up simple searches of PubMed and other Journal databases. In most cases, you simply need to replace the existing term (embryo) where it appears in Wiki code with your own. Note there may also be additional "Advanced search" options available within these sites.


Students - read the paper first before committing to use/cite the material, to ensure you are using the information correctly and in context.

UNSW Students - using the UNSW Library.

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Please use the following as a guide:

  • Always when citing, identify reviews separately from original research articles.
  • Always identify copyright conditions allow your reuse of content before uploading.
  • If quoting text verbatim always include in "quotation marks" and reference, or additionally identify in brackets after the excerpt.


External Links Notice - The dynamic nature of the internet may mean that some of these listed links may no longer function. If the link no longer works search the web with the link text or name. Links to any external commercial sites are provided for information purposes only and should never be considered an endorsement. UNSW Embryology is provided as an educational resource with no clinical information or commercial affiliation.

Database Example search Wiki code (note - copy text when in Read not Edit mode)
Pubmed (all databases) embryo [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/gquery?term=embryo ''embryo'']
Pubmed embryo [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=embryo ''embryo'']
Pubmed 5 most recent references[1] <pubmed limit=5>embryo</pubmed>
Pubmed Central embryo [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=embryo ''embryo'']
Pubmed Central (images) embryo [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=embryo&report=imagesdocsum ''embryo'']
PLoS (Public Library of Science) embryo [https://www.plos.org/?s=embryo&submit=Go ''embryo'']
BioMed Central embryo [http://www.biomedcentral.com/search/results?terms=embryo ''embryo'']
BMC Developmental Biology embryo [http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcdevbiol/search/results?terms=embryo ''embryo'']
Biology Open (BiO) embryo [http://bio.biologists.org/search?submit=yes&titleabstract=embryo&andorexacttitleabs=and&fulltext=&submit=yes&submit=Submit ''embryo'']
About Journal Searches
The following general information is about the above online databases and journals.

External Links Notice - The dynamic nature of the internet may mean that some of these listed links may no longer function. If the link no longer works search the web with the link text or name. Links to any external commercial sites are provided for information purposes only and should never be considered an endorsement. UNSW Embryology is provided as an educational resource with no clinical information or commercial affiliation.

  • PubMed - comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
    • PubMed Central (PMC) - is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS) - is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
  • BioMed Central (BMC) - is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 291 peer-reviewed open access journals.
    • BMC Developmental Biology - is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the development, growth, differentiation and regeneration of multicellular organisms, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.
    • Reproductive Health - is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal focusing on all aspects of human reproduction.
    • Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology (RB&E) - aims to act as a forum for the dissemination of results from excellent research in the reproductive sciences. RB&E represents a global platform for reproductive and developmental biologists, reproductive endocrinologists, immunologists, theriogenologists, infertility specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, andrologists, urogynecologists, specialists in menopause, reproductive tract oncologists, and reproductive epidemiologists.
  • Biology Open (BiO) - is an online-only Open Access journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences, including cell science, developmental biology and experimental biology.


  1. Note the references appear where the code is pasted and will be updated each time the page is loaded, and may occasionally list articles that do not appear directly related to the search topic.


You can paste this template on your own page for easy reference. This current template is also available as a collapsible table.
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