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How to Use this Subject Guide

NOTE: Iris Godwin is on temporary leave through March 11, 2024.  Please contact Kristin Whitman,, for assistance!


I am Iris Godwin, the echocardiography librarian. This guide points you toward the best starting points for doing research in this subject area. If you have questions, please let me know at Suggestions for this guide are appreciated.

   Use the tabs to explore different sections of this guide.

   If you have questions or need help with research, visit the Get Help section and/or contact the librarian on this guide.

Best Databases to Try

If a simple search does not retrieve the articles for which you are searching, try PubMed Advanced Search Builder (tutorial video below).

To search by subject in the Libraries Catalog or PubMed, MeSH terms should be used for best results. The following list represents a sample of available headings; to obtain a complete list of relevant subject terms, please use the MeSH database in PubMed, the NIH MeSH Browser or consult with a librarian. 

Aortic diseases
Coronary disease
Echocardiography, Doppler
Echocardiography, Doppler, color
Echocardiography, three dimensional
Echocardiography, transesophageal


Echo test

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Heart defects, congenital

Heart and diagnostic test
Heart Diseases

Stress test and hear

MESH headings are used in a number of databases to provide more precise results. The video below explains what they are and how to use them. 

Need images? This database can help you with that.