Skip to main content
Michigan State University

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Research Guide: Finding Journal Articles

Library resources available for biomedical laboratory diagnostics. Last updated: 8/13/18.


Below are a number of databases that are used in biomedical laboratory diagnostics. Use these to search for journal articles related to your topic. If you need assistance with searching and using these resources please contact Andrea Kepsel, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Librarian, at

I have the citation for an article, how do I find the full text?

The easiest way to locate a journal is to do a title search in the MSU Libraries' online catalog.

Requesting a Copy of a Print Article

The MSU Libraries provides free document delivery for MSU faculty, staff, and students. Copies of non-electronic journal articles and individual book chapters are provided, at no cost, for personal research.

Is my article from a peer-reviewed journal?

There are many things to look for when determining if an article is from a peer-reviewed journal or not. The database Ulrichsweb can be used to quickly check if a journal is considered scholarly, but remember it is just a tool and you should still examine the journal closely if you are not familiar with it.

Note: Only 5 simultaneous users are allowed at a time. If you are receiving an error message when trying to access Ulrichsweb, wait a few minutes and try again.

To check if a journal is considered scholarly, enter the journal title (not the article title) in the search box. Click on the title from the results list and look for "Academic / Scholarly" in the Content Type field. If there are a number of journals with a similar title you may need to use the ISSN number to find the correct one.

Don't see the journal you need? Search for it in BrowZine by title, subject, or ISSN.

Search e-journals
Michigan State University