Health & Medicine

Recommended Databases

No full-text on its own – but there are lots of links to other database articles. Medline focuses on biomedical research. Use it when you need to find research information on interactions, effects, diagnoses, behaviors, etc. Includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts that cover all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing, from 1965 - present.

Anyone can access this free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Includes access to MEDLINE and to citations for selected articles in life science journals not included in MEDLINE. The searching interface may not be as easy as EBSCOhost’s MEDLINE but if you learn how to use PubMed, you can get the same results. No full-text articles but citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central, publisher web sites, or Oregon Tech Library subscription databases if you go in via an Oregon Tech link. Subject matter includes Dental Hygiene, Imaging, Physical Therapy, etc. Limit searches by Clinical trials, RCT, Meta-analysis, Practice guidelines, etc. Content from the late 1940s to present.

CINAHL with Full Text
CINAHL with Full Text has many full-text articles. Focus is on patients so use CINAHL when you need to find information on how people and medicine interact. For example, management of patients, assessments, or clinical practices. CINAHL will give you fewer allied health related articles than Medline, but more full-text. It provides full text for more than 520 nursing & allied health journals indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). Dating back to 1982.

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence for inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Library is primarily used for its database of systematic reviews. Use this when looking for evidence-based information. It also has many clinical trial articles, technology assessments, and economic evaluations. The Cochrane Library consists of: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (Other Reviews); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Clinical Trials); Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methods Reviews); The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies); Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments); NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations).

Other Useful Databases

Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition
Provides full-text access to more than 550 scholarly journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Full text dates back as far as 1975.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Provides full-text access to nearly 300 consumer health periodicals. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 300 periodicals. This database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, and women's health. Full text dates back as far as 1985.

Nursing Resource Center
Index of nursing and allied health journals, drug and disease overviews, care plans, reference materials, videos, assessments, diagnostic content and other material to support research. Clearly defined tabs, based on the steps that nurses take when they care for their patients are: Disease Overviews (definitions, diagnoses, treatments, prognoses, etc.); Assessments (hands-on tips); Diagnostics (overviews of tests, patient prep, normal and abnormal results); Interventions (procedures and the skills needed to perform them); Drug Overviews (Displays monographs from 2008 PDR for Nurses Drug Handbook for drugs that are used to treat a diagnosis, as well as those that are contraindicated); Care Plans (sample care plans); Multimedia (more than 300 short, dynamic animations of how diseases and conditions affect the human body or how body systems work)

Health Reference Center Academic
Full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Alternative Health Watch
This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module

Electronic reference books and journal articles on consumer and alternative health issues.

Contains more than 27,500 searchable full-text articles from 49 peer-reviewed journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations. This database covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1,900 journals and dissertations in more than 35 languages, and to book chapters and books in the English language. Some full-text articles are included. Popular literature is excluded. Chapter and book coverage from 1987 - present; journal coverage from 1872 - present. Updated weekly.

PubMed Central
Includes full text from selected life sciences journals. This is a free digital archive offered by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Sage Journals Online
The SAGE Full-Text Collections are award-winning, discipline-specific research databases of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning published by SAGE Publications and participating societies. These comprehensive databases include more than 246 journals, 240,000 articles, book reviews, and editorials, with all the original graphics, tables, and page numbers. The Collections provide researchers and students with a research environment that is easy to use and complete with the most up-to-date content and backfiles back to volume 1, issue 1.

The Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase ("SMART Imagebase") created by Nucleus Medical Art, provides a comprehensive collection of downloadable medical illustrations and animations. SMART Imagebase contains medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 23 body systems/regions and 19 medical specialties. This database contains a growing collection of 10,000 + high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, pathology, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other medical topics. Content is peer-reviewed by graduate level medical illustrators and expert-reviewed by physicians."

Wiley InterScience
Wiley InterScience is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors, featuring content from more than 2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, laboratory manuals and The Cochrane Library, which is the world's best-known resource for evidence-based medicine. More than half of Wileys journals on Wiley InterScience are digitized back to Volume 1, Issue 1 as part of the development of the journal backfile initiative.