Looking for books in one of these:
or the Indicus Medicus and the equivalents for Journal articles
The Indicus Medicus was this huge book published every 3 months or so.
I used it to write my biology term papers.
It came in 2 ways:
1 book listed all the article references, the other was an author reference.
So if I found a relevant article written by John Q Public, I could use the author guide to find all of his articles in the last 3 months. If you wanted something older, you would have to get the prior Indicus Medicus book.
Long story short, it was a nightmare and you would literally need to look at 50 or so of these awkward books.
Reason I post this is because I have learned so much this weekend by simply using the Internet and Google.
What I have unearthed this weekend would have taken literally weeks to do back when I was in school.
I'm giving the Internet 2 thumbs up.