Too many hits? Limit by subject - usually there is a list of subject links on one side of the screen.
The same tricks to help you find books in the catalog, will help you find articles
(heart or cardiac)
surg* (finds surgery, surgeries, surgeon, surgical, etc.)
(orthopedic or orthopaedic) and surg*
If the full-text is not available in the database, click on the Search for articles button.
You can find the article electronically (from an individual subscription or another database) or in print.
If the article is not available, you may request it from Interlibrary Loan. It's fast, and it's free!