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Health and Medicine Databases

Russ Dennison
Contact for Assistance: Library Liaison for HERS

Medical Databases
  • PubMed
    Comprehensive index to medical literature from the National Library of Medicine. Citations to articles as far back as the 1950s.
    • PubMed MeSH Tutorial
      An online tutorial to how to seach for Medical Subject Headings and combine them in the PubMed database.
    • PubMed Filter Instructions
      NOTE: PubMed eliminated its "Limits" page in the summer of 2012. It now uses what it calls "filters" to narrow results. This link goes to help pages regarding filters.
Primarily Health/Medical
  • Academic Search Premier
    Broad database with both Academic and general periodicals articles. Many fulltext, though some citation only. Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota.
    Index for Nursing and Allied Health. Most records in CINAHL proper are just citations with abstracts, but there are a few full text articles here as well.
  • PubMed Central
    This subset of PubMed has all full text articles from Medical journals.
Some Health, Medical, Science
  • Annual Review of Biochemistry
    From this resource, you can search all of the Annual Reviews for citation references, including the Annual Review of Medicine.
  • FirstSearch Complete
    Over 60 different databases available covering all areas of study. Includes: Dissertation Abstracts International, and others.
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Full text for newspapers, court opinions, statistical tables, congressional documents, and business trade journals. Also has a health reference section.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Sciences: SAGE
    This database includes the full text of 26 journals, some going back 23 years. It covers such subjects as medicine, nursing, community / public health nursing, public health, health communication, physiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, pediatrics, holistic nursing, mental disorders & learning disability, health education & health promotion, etc.
    [Resource no longer available]
  • PsycInfo
    PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Nearly all records contain nonevaluative summaries.
  • ScienceDirect
    This database has all scholarly articles, mostly from sciences, though some social sciences. Citations from 1980 to present. Some full text starting in 1993, more full text from 1997 to the present.
  • WorldCat
    The combined catalog from over 72,000 libraries, including the Library of Congress through FirstSearch.
Health Education
  • Physical Education Index
    Coverage from 1970. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance and more.

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