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Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Industry: Library Databases + Journals

Searching Primo

Medical Marijuana is a topic that intersects with many disciplines including Medicine, Pharmacy, Business, and Psychology. Fortunately, the library has an easy way to conduct inter-disciplinary research, our Primo search toolwhich searches the entirety of the library.

Tips for searching Primo: 

  • Login: Login to your library account using your USciences credentials. Searching while logged in enables users to save search queries and search results and also facilitates interlibrary loan requests. 
  • Keyword Searching: Use only keywords when searching primo. For example, someone researching the use of medical marijuana in treating Fibromyalgia would search "medical marijuana fibromyalgia
  • Research is a Process: Repeat searches using synonyms for your keywords and try both narrower and broader terms. For example: "cannabis fibromyalgia" or "cannabis pain management
  • Filter: Set limits on your search to weed out irrelevant or outdated results and hone in on what you want. For example,  when searching for journal articles select "Peer-Reviewed Journals" under "Resource Type". Setting a date range will ensure your results are up to date. 
  • "Shop": think like a shopper and use the "pin" icon to gather a selection of sources as you would place items in an online shopping cart. Give yourself enough options so that you can go through and select the "best-fit" sources for your search. 

For more on searching Primo, check out our Introduction to Primo video. 

Subject Specific Databases

Searching databases will allow you to perform more subject specific searches. 

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