PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's public service for searching the MEDLINE database and other biology literature. It is one of the most up to date, comprehensive, and powerful ways for finding life science and biomedical scholarly literature.
To start, go to PubMed and try doing a simple search for "development visual cortical neurons" as shown below.
This search will lead you to a page that looks like this.
Things to note from this example:
To find similar articles, click on the title and then Similar Articles in the right hand column.
Try a 1 minute interactive tutorial on doing basic searches in PubMed.
Learn how to find a specific article in PubMed with this 1 minute interactive tutorial.
Use Filters the left-hand column of PubMed to narrow a search by characteristics like article type or publication year. Scroll down in PubMed to find more advanced filters.
A lot of articles from recent years are publicly available on PubMed. If the article is publicly available, it will say Free PMC Article underneath the title. If the article is not publicly available, you will probably still be able to access it through CMU's journal subscriptions. Simply click on the title of the article and look for the full text links on the right side of the screen.
Note: If you are off campus, you will need to login to the VPN to access full-text and PDFs for non-publicly available articles. Follow the instructions here. Email email@example.com if you are still having issues accessing articles.