So I'm just a lay person who likes to read about human biology/medical research but I dislike reading what so and so thinks of certain studies from pop articles. I like reading them for myself and I was just wondering which peer reviewed databases are the most reliable and accessable in your guys opinions? I think researchgate is pretty good but I find navigating around the sign up inconvenient since you have to be working with a relevant company to join. I hope I worded this specific enough thank you all who answer much appreciated!
closed as primarily opinion-based by David, Amory, theforestecologist♦, kmm, The Last Word Jan 22 '18 at 16:38
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Pubmed is the major database for biomedical research articles. Especially if you know what you're looking for, it should be easy to find.
Google scholar will also compile things that are not peer-reviewed journal articles. Sometimes that's useful (e.g. PhD theses) but you will have to be a little careful.
Google Scholar is good, since it searches all kinds of databases and gives you different options to view full articles. If you use Mendeley and get Mendeley Desktop, you can import articles that you like and it will often suggest other articles you might like as well. I know what you mean about the pop articles, they're often misleading ;)