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Genetic Counseling Resources: Genetic Counseling Resources

Resources for students in the Genetic Counseling Program

Picking an appropriate resource

Not all evidence is created equal. The graphic below shows a hierarchy based on level of evidence that will help you understand what tools to use when looking for an answer to a question. Background questions are best answered by resources at the top of the pyramid. Foreground questions are best answered at the bottom, because they contain cutting edge information that hasn't filtered up into more abstracted resources. 

Clinical Tools

View the following tutorials and Resource Guides created by your librarians to learn more about the Clinical Tools that the Library offers to quickly answer background questions while in a clinical setting.

Google Tips

  • Expert Googling   Includes tips on using Google Scholar. 
  • More Google   A guide to the services, tools, and special search engines offered by Google by clicking on the "More" link.

PubMed Tips

Review some of our PubMed Tips.  They include personalizing PubMed, saving searches, getting one-click access to our online journals no matter how you access PubMed, and creating customized views of PubMed results.
Always start from the Library's website to link to PubMed.  This ensures that you will have access to our 30,000+ journal subscriptions and easy access to full text.  There are several high yield productivity tools available in PubMed:
  • Use the Single Citation Matcher when you only have an incomplete reference.  There is a link to this tool in the middle of the front page of the PubMed website under the header "PubMed Tools"  Fill in a few blanks and click Search.  For example, try
    JAMA as the journal, 2013 for the date, and migraine as a word in the title of the article. 

Use the Related Citations link in PubMed. Related citations allow you to find the best matches to a relevant article. It appears under each record in the search results list, or in a sidebar on the right in some display modes.  To see how it works, click here, then click the link to see all of the Related Citations.

Click on a link below to launch a PubMed search. Review the results, use Limits to refine the search, or add yourtopic AND (must be caps) to further narrow the search.