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Nursing, Health Sciences & Medicine Databases

CINAHL Plus with Full Text EBSCOhost 1982-
Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) indexes over 3000 journals from 1982-present as well as books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and professional standards in the areas of nursing and allied health. This version of CINAHL provides online content for over 600 journals and over 200 books with some content dating back to 1937. Also included is the Pre-CINAHL dataset, a current awareness tool that provides basic information about new journal articles before they are indexed in CINAHL.

PubMed  Mid 1960's-
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A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Finding Full Text in PubMed.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text EBSCOhost 1985-
SPORTDiscus searches peer-reviewed journals and popular publications in the areas of sport, recreation, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, history and sociology of sport, and training.

Medline  EBSCOhost  1966-
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing, as well as other sources of coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.

Natural Medicines  current
This database provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

Cochrane Library  years vary
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more.

Global Health CAB International years vary
Global Health is an abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health. It contains over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences. 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included. Resource is limited to 2 simultaneous users.

MedlinePlus  years vary
Provides authoritative information gathered from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government agencies and health-related organizations to help answer health questions. Includes pre-formulated MEDLINE searches, access to some full-text medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. This database is free and available to all via the Web.

HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) Ebscohost 1985-
Provides information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, coding schemes, rating scales, vignettes) in the health fields and psychosocial sciences. HAPI helps scholars identify instruments for research, grants, client/patient assessment, and program evaluation.

Health Reference Center Academic InfoTrac  1995-
Provides reliable health information for nursing and allied health students, as well as consumer health research. It combines indexing of approximately 205 periodicals, six reference books, and over 500 pamphlets; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 150 periodicals, all reference books, and all pamphlets. Index of articles on current issues in health. Useful for health or medical communication and interpersonal communication.

Health and Wellness Resource Center InfoTrac 1985-
Similar in scope to Health Reference Center-Academic, this database provides instant access to medical reference materials, including many full-text journals, pamphlets and general interest publications. In addition, HWRC offers instant access to reference resources such as Mosby's Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary. Descriptions of and links to pertinent Web sites are also provided.

Ovid Ovid 1996-
Use this database to search for articles in hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies. Full-text coverage is available for selected journals.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) on PubMed  years vary
Created by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, this database is a subset of PubMed. Searches in CAM are automatically limited to citations related to complementary and alternative medicine. This database is free and available to all via the Web. Finding Full Text in PubMed.

Merck Manuals  current
Free online access to the following Merck healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers: Merck Manual Home Edition (for patients and caregivers), Merck Manual of Health & Aging, Merck Manual of Geriatrics, Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms, and Merck Veterinary Manual.

Merck Index  15th edition
An encyclopedia of biomedical information, "the Merck Index is a world renowned, authoritative handbook of chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information that contains more than 10,000 monographs, 32 supplemental tables and 450 Organic Name Reactions and almost 1000 retired monographs."

Micromedex 2.0  current
Evidence based information from Micromedex. This includes all the unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine you need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

CareNotes System Micromedex current
Provides your patients with complete, easy-to-understand information about all aspects of their care, medications, and health, in up to 15 languages.

PILOTS  ProQuest 1871-
PILOTS, or Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress database, covers literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this database is updated monthly and is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans. This version of PILOTS requires a Library VPN connection if accessing off campus.

Related Nursing, Health, and Medicine Resources

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences.

Sage Research Methods Sage years vary
Sage Research Methods assists researchers, faculty and students conducting research projects or learning how to do research. Includes links to over 175,000 pages of SAGE's book, journal and reference content. Whether studying education or psychology, sociology or business, Sage Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines - researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

Sage Research Methods Cases Sage years vary
Sage Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research. Cases are original, specially commissioned, and designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of real research projects.

Social Sciences Citation Index ISI Web of Knowledge 1900-
Includes current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines.

ScienceDirect Elsevier 1997-
Access to the Elsevier Science journal collection which consists of over 15,000 journals including approximate 735 titles in full-text. Subjects include Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business & Management Science, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics, and Social Sciences.

SpringerLink   1997-
Access to the complete contents of more than 500 journals and 17,000 e-books, covering a wide array of subjects, including science, technology, medicine, humanities, and economics.

Wiley Interscience Journals  1988-
Access to scholarly journal literature in the fields of Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Education, Engineering, Law, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Films on Demand Films Media Group  years vary
Contains thousands of streaming documentaries in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. For criminal justice, it contains films in the areas of criminal investigation, criminal justice system and sociology.

Health, United States  current
Annual report on national trends in health statistics produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.

pubget  years vary
(Note: This is a commercial search product currently running in beta mode. It is not affiliated with nor is it a substitute for PubMed.)
Pubget is a search engine for PDFs in the life sciences. It covers research papers found in PubMed and arXiv.

Selected General Databases

Academic OneFile Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.