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PubMed Central

PubMed Central is an archive of full-text articles from biomedical and life-sciences journals. The archive is maintained by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. All published articles funded through VA are made available to the public in PubMed Central no later than 12 months after their publication in a journal.

To find articles in PubMed Central, follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ by clicking the link or typing it into your web browser.

  2. Click on "Advanced" at the top of the page.
  3. search PubMed
  4. You will see a drop-down menu that says "All Fields" on the left. In the box to the right of the drop-down menu, type the topic you are interested (e.g., PTSD).
  5. You will see a drop-down menu that says
  6. Click on "Search." This list displays all articles based on the topic searched.

  7. After search results are displayed, on the left menu under “Research Funder” select “VA.” If “VA” is not listed as an option under “Research Funder,” select “Customize” then “VA.” This list will now display articles funded by VA based on the topic searched.
  8. After search results are displayed, on the left menu under “Research Funder” select “VA.” If “VA” is not listed as an option under “Research Funder,” select “Customize” then “VA.” This list will now display articles funded by VA based on the topic searched

To search for all VA-funded articles in PubMed Central, type “va funded”[Filter] (including quotation marks and brackets) in the search bar from step 3 above and click on “Search.”

To search for published work by VA researchers that may not be in PubMed Central, visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. PubMed gives citations and abstracts (short summaries of research) for articles published in a large number of journals. Links to full-text articles may be available, but this may not be the case for every article. Include search terms such as "Veteran," "VA," and "Veterans Affairs" to locate articles by VA researchers.

NIH Reporter

Details about ongoing research funded by the VA Office of Research and Development that has not yet been published can be found for free through NIH Reporter.

To find projects in NIH Reporter, follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://report.nih.gov by clicking the link or typing it into your web browser.

  2. Move your cursor to "RESEARCH" on the top tool bar.

  3. Select "RePORTER" from the drop-down menu.
  4. NIHRePORTER screen 1
  5. Under "TEXT SEARCH," type the subject topic you are interested in (e.g., PTSD) in the dialog box.

  6. Under "PROJECT DETAILS," click the "SELECT" button to the right of "Agency/Institute/Center." (Make sure the "Admin" box is checked.)

  7. NIHRePORTER screen 2
  8. Click the "Check/Uncheck All" box to clear all checks.

  9. Click in the "Veterans Affairs (VA)" box.

  10. Click "SELECT."

  11. NIHRePORTER screen 3
  12. Click the "SUBMIT QUERY" button.

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