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HSC Pharmacy: Finding articles

For a quick and basic search try honni Search

ClinicalKey now available as an app

You can now make it even easier to use ClinicalKey by downloading a free app for your mobile device.  

Tips on searching databases

Databases are subject based search engines that enable you to search across a large number of journals simultaneously.  Before using databases, remember to break your search/topic down into two or three key concepts.

  • Think of keywords, including synonyms, for each concept of your topic.
  • For databases such as Medline, search for your keywords or concepts one at a time rather than entering them into the search box at the same as with HONNI search.
  • Once you have searched for each keyword separately use OR to combine the synonyms and finally, AND to combine each concept.


Evaluate the use of iloprost in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Concept1: iloprost OR ventavis OR ZK36374

Concept 2 : pulmonary hypertension OR primary pulmonary hypertension OR familial primary pulmonary hypertension OR pulmonary arterial hypertension OR idiopathic pulmonary hypertension

  • Use the limits in the databases to further reduce your search results.
  • Searches carried out can be saved or alerts created - set up a user account within the database.
  • For each search result, use the honniconnect link to check if it is available via the library.

5 steps to your literature search

Request a literature search

It is always best to carry out your own literature search however if you are struggling to find relevant literature or are pushed for time you can request a search.