Nursing and Health Sciences Databases

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Database Database Description
Cinahl

The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature indexes articles from journals related to nursing and the allied health disciplines. Includes scholarly and popular journals, books, dissertations, and pamphlets.

Dates of coverage: 1982 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Cochrane Library

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

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: systematic reviews
Medline / PubMed

Indexes the international biomedical literature, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.

Dates of coverage: 1951 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles

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Database Database Description
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine, with essential information accessible anywhere. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: ebooks
Acland's video atlas of human anatomy

Acland's (streaming) Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is web-based product that uses fresh, unembalmed specimens, retaining the color, texture, and mobility of the living human body in 3D. A concise synchronized narration runs throughout the program. As each new structure is shown, its name appears on the screen. Footage has been segmented into intervals no longer than 10 minutes and the streaming rate is capped at 250kbs. Features include section exams (free login account), a glossary, and an A-Z index.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: films
Annual Reviews

Fulltext access to 29 Annual Reviews journals. Topics include biomedical, physical and social sciences, such as genetics, sociology, biochemistry and computer science. 

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Bates' visual guide to physical examination

Bates' Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. 

 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: films
BIOSIS

Index to articles from biological and biomedical journals.

Dates of coverage: 1969 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
ClinicalKey

Full text access to selected medical texts, medical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient handouts, and CME materials.  

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: ebooks, scholarly articles
DynaMed Plus

The new DynaMed Plus version has greater scope and functionality with overviews, recommendations, specialty topics, drug information, graphics and images, direct links to article references in full text, and mobile access. It is updated multiple times daily to insure currency.  

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: reference source
HAPI: Health and Psychosocial Instruments

Index to primary and secondary material on behavioral measurement instruments such as questionnaires, tests, checklists, and other scales. Includes abstracts from journals covering medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, sociology, and education.

Dates of coverage: 1985 - present
Content Type: reference source, scholarly articles
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

Index of information related to pharmaceutical drug development, including drug reaction, toxicity, research methodology and pharmacology.

Dates of coverage: 1970 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Lexi-Comp Databases

A series of databases providing up-to-date and relevant information on drugs, including over 9000 drugs and comprehensive drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb and herb-to-herb interaction analysis.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: data, encyclopedia
LWW Health Library - Basic and Anatomical Sciences

Database contains full text access to selected biomedical and basic science books and multimedia assets.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: ebooks
Medline

Indexes the international biomedical literature, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.

Dates of coverage: 1965 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Medline Complete

The largest companion to the MEDLINE index, this full-text database provides access to top-tier biomedical and health journals. Covering a wide range of subjects, it is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.  

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
Natural Medicines

Encyclopedia of evidence-based, clinical information about natural medicines. Includes product information and effectiveness. **Please be sure to LOGOUT after using this database.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: encyclopedia
Natural Standard

Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. It contains various databases: Foods, herbs & supplements; Health & wellness; Comparative effectiveness; Medical conditions; Genomics & proteomics; Environment & global health; Brand names. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: data, reference source, systematic reviews
Ovid Full Text Journals

Includes journals in a number of disciplines including nursing, life sciences, engineering, and some social sciences. Indexes the table of contents for other journals in the Ovid database.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles
Psychiatry Online

Collection that includes the DSM-IV-TR and The American Journal of Psychiatry as as well as a collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks, scholarly articles
PsycInfo

Index to articles from more than 1,800 journals on psychology and the psychological elements of related fields such as education, psychiatry, business, medicine, linguistics, nursing, law, and social work.

Dates of coverage: 1840 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Science Direct

Index to hundreds of journals from a wide range of subject areas, including science, computer science, medicine, education, business and social science.

Dates of coverage: 1993 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Stat!Ref

Fulltext access to a collection of medical reference books, manuals and encyclopedias, including Mosby's Drug Consult, Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks, encyclopedia
UpToDate

This resource is designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice. UpToDate covers over 10,000 clinical topics in over 20 medical specialties and includes links to fulltext articles, drugs & drug interaction databases, and medical calculators.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: encyclopedia, reference source, scholarly articles
Wiley Interscience Journals

Access to over 500 scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles