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Discovery Search

Use Discovery Search to find books and articles for your topic. Please note that Discovery searches most MCC Library databases.  You may wish to search some of the individual databases listed in this guide for more narrow and subject specific results.

Research databases



Limit Your Results

Using Discovery Search to Locate Articles from Health Sciences Periodicals

To begin searching Discovery Search, go back to the library home page and use the basic search box in the middle of the page.

There are a few ways that you can use Discovery Search and ensure that you are only retrieving Health Sciences periodicals in the search results.

After starting your general search from the Library homepage using the single search box, choose one of these options from the left hand side of the screen:

Screenshot of Discovery Search box.

Choose to limit to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" from the left hand options under "Limit to."  You will then only be retrieving scholarly journals and based on your search terms will likely consist primarily of health science, medical and nursing journal titles. (You can also combine this option with one of the options listed below)

Screenshot of publication list after using the scholarly journal limiter.

Under Publication, click "Show More" and select the health sciences journal and magazine titles that you recognize and trust.

Screenshot of publication limiter option.

Under Subject, click "Show More" and view the subject terms that are most relevant to your subject and are more related to health sciences and medical terminology.

Screenshot of subject limiter options.

Under Databases Searched, click "Show More" and then select the medical and health sciences databases from the list (such as CINAHL with Full Text, InfoTrac Health Reference Center Academic, MEDLINE, R2 Digital Library, ScienceDirect).

Screenshot of subject limiter options

Add additional search terms to your initial search that more directly relate to medical research topics (such as research, methodology, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, case study, report, acute care, inpatient care).

Screenshot showing how to add a second search term.

Health Sciences Databases

Database Help


This system provided by the MCC Library, searches most of our databases and the online catalog at one time. View a basic and advanced search demonstration in this video tutorial.
Links to sections of tutorial:
Basic Search
Advanced Searching
Folders, Print, Email and Save

How to Find Articles from Newspapers and News Sources

Using the online databases from the MCC Library, you can also search for articles from newspapers. For best results, view in HD.