Q. I'm looking for genetics articles about a medical condition (e.g., narcolepsy). How do I find quality scientific journals?
For current articles from scientific or medical journals, start with the Biology research guide on the library website (https://guides.library.georgetown.edu/biology). Under "Key Databases for Biology," search at least PubMed and Biological Abstracts for keywords genetics and [name of medical condition]. Limit the number of articles you retrieve by narrowing the publication date and type of article (e.g., review).
Back on the Biology research guide, you might also try all three resources listed under "Best Bets For Non-Science Majors." (These are useful to science majors too.) To retrieve only scholarly journal articles, be sure to limit your search by clicking on the "Peer reviewed" or "Academic Journal" option. Open promising-looking articles, read their abstracts if available, and look next for full-text links to the articles ("Find Full Text @G"). If you have any further questions, contact the Blommer Library at 202-687-5651, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Blommer's Chat service.