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Vital Signs Access

Welcome to the Vital Signs Access Guide!

Looking for access to Discover Magazine's Vital Signs articles? This purpose of this guide is to walk you through the steps of accessing this resource. Vital Signs are articles about medical mysteries featured by doctors in the medical field.

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Searching in Academic Search Complete

You can access Vital Signs articles through the Academic Search Complete Database.

1. Use this link that narrows Academic Search Complete database down to only Vital Signs articles. (link:

2. You can add additional search terms in the second box at the top of the screen.

3. Use limiters on the side to narrow by date, scholarly, and full text.

4. Select the title of an article to review the record and read the article.

Discover Magazine Print Periodical

The library has print holdings of Discover Magazine. Most issues have one "vital signs" article per month. Ask the circulation desk for help locating the periodical.

For more help with researching this serial, please contact Arwen Meador at