Health Sciences Databases -- Articles
Food and Nutrition,
Health Sciences - Reference Books,
Nursing and Allied Health,
Psychology and Psychiatry, and
[Also of Interest]
- Indexes to Journals and Books -- General:
Reference Center-Academic (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Full text from reference books and periodical
articles as well as citations
to additional articles on
fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition,
diseases, public health, occupational health & safety,
alcohol and drug abuse,
HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.
The material contained in
this database is intended
for informational purposes only.
- Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE
provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry,
veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much
more from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations
from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature,
HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE,
- Produced by the U.S. National Library of
Medicine, this database covers a broad range of
biomedical topics relating to research, clinical practice,
administration, policy issues, and health care services.
Includes anatomy; microbiology; pathology; physiology; dentistry;
epidemiology; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; laboratory techniques; diagnosis
and management; legislation and regulation; allied health
specialties; and more. Covers 1993 to the present.
- Made available to the public for free by the
National Center for Biotechnology Information,
the PubMed version of Medline is a service of the National Library of Medicine and includes
over 14 million citations for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950's.
These citations are from Medline and additional life science
journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text
articles and other related resources.
PubMed Central is a digital
archive of life sciences journal literature. Integrated into the Entrez retrieval
system, PMC provides free and unrestricted access to the full text of over 100 life sciences
journals, with more to come (No password needed for PMC).
- Citations to medical journals dating back to 1966
from the National Library of Medicine. Also contains OLDMEDLINE references dated from
1950 through 1965 and a small number of documents with pre-1950
publishing dates. Can be searched by tree numbers.
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Is a full-text database of periodicals,
academic and professional publications, magazines,
consumer newsletters and
newspapers, research reports, and association
newsletters focused on complementary,
alternative, and integrated approaches to health
care and wellness across the full
spectrum of more than two hundred therapies,
modalities and perspectives addressed by
Library (Wiley InterScience)
- Designed to facilitate the decisions that doctors, patients, policy makers, and others
face in health care, this provides access to over 2000 independent literature reviews
that combine the results of the world's medical research on the effects of healthcare
interventions, exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness
of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances. It includes
the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews of healthcare interventions, the
Cochrane Methodology Register of the ways in which health care can be evaluated, the
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of
Controlled Trials, the Health Technology Assessment Database, the NHS Economic
Evaluation Database, and more. Each review contains such information as: plain language
summaries, background, objectives, descriptions of studies, results, discussion, reviewers'
conclusions, potential conflicts of interest, references, comments, criticisms, and more.
Sciences: A Sage Full-Text Collection (Sage)
- Provides the full text of 26 health sciences journals, some dating as far back as 1879.
Health and Medical Care (LexisNexis)
- Provides the full text of articles in medical journals, newsletters,
trade publications, and blogs, as well as health related articles from law
journals and law newsletters.
- Indexes to Journals and Books -- Specialized:
Abstracts (Microbiology B) (ProQuest)
- Medically-oriented coverage of clinical findings as well as all aspects
of pure bacteriology ranging from bacterial immunology and vaccinations to diseases of
man and animals. Also valuable to environmentalists, medical and veterinary
laboratory staff, agricultural researchers, cell biologists, geneticists,
toxicologists, and many others. Includes antibacterial agents, antibiotics,
ecology and distribution, genetics and evolution, typing, and more.
Covers 1982 to the present.
Research Library (Georgetown University)
- Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care,
biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes
with citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics;
citations to literature on ethics and public policy issues in genetics;
Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics
with citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and
practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world;
International Bioethics Organizations
with information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on
ethics in medicine and scientific research;
with descriptions of bioethics syllabi for semester-length classes, seminars, and continuing
education courses from high school through graduate education; and
Thesaurus for Bioethics
which lists the keywords used to index the bioethics literature.
Research Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Provides citations to international research on all aspects of biochemical,
medical, and microbial technology as applied to bioengineering, medicine,
agriculture, and environmental science. Encompasses a wide range of disciplines,
including genetic engineering, gene therapy, medical technology, imaging,
pharmaceuticals, biomechanics, fermentation, waste treatment, bioremediation,
food biotechnology, computer applications, and more. Covers 1983 to the present and
has absorbed the contents of Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology
Abstracts (1993-2007), BioEngineering Abstracts (1993-2007), and
Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts (1993-2007).
and Calcified Tissue Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Assembles calcium related research drawn from wide-ranging
disciplines to cover bone metabolism and grafts,
tooth development, nerve transmission, muscle contraction,
hormone secretion, cartilage diseases, osteoporosis, radiology,
and many other critical fields. Covers 1982 to the present.
Neurosciences Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Covers major advances within the neurosciences and their implications
for other specialties of biomedicine. Emphasizes
basic research studies but also includes neural diseases,
motor systems, pain, senses, methods and apparatus, neural networks,
aging, memory, learning, and more. Covers 1982 to the present.
- Briefly ran from 1985-1986 and covered hormones, disorders,
immunoendocrinology, neuroendocrinology, the physiology humans & animals,
and more. See other appropriate medical and life science databases for current information.
- Covers the worldwide literature on traditional genetics and recombinant
DNA technology including molecular genetics, DNA, differentiation and
development, RNA, protein synthesis, ribosomes, nuclear proteins
and chromatin, enzymes, gene regulation, chemical mutagenesis, and more.
Includes microbial, plant, animal, and human genetics. Covers 1982 to the present.
and Safety Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Covers public health, safety, and industrial hygiene including
aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear
safety, medical safety, occupational safety, natural disasters,
ergonomics, recreation safety, food, and more, as well as
health and safety related aspects of pollution, waste disposal,
radiation, pesticides, epidemics, and other phenomena. Includes
government reports, journal articles, conference proceedings,
books, and other publications. Covers 1981 to the present.
Genome Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Covers developments and
promising applications emerging from international genome
research, including the massive Human Genome Project.
Includes nucleic acid, cloning vectors, gene cloning, sequencing,
gene therapy, immunogenetics, RFLP, mapping, mutagenesis,
medical genetics, and genetic screening. Covers 1981-1995.
- Indexes studies relating to all
aspects of immune systems in man and animals, in both normal functions
and disorders, covering topics from cancer and vaccine
research to immune deficiencies and autoimmunity. Concentrates on
basic science research and its clinical implications. Covers
1982 to the present.
and Growth Factors Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Covers both the experimental and clinical literature of oncogenes
and the mechanisms that cause cancerous cell growth, including
every aspect of oncogene research into the molecular
basis of malignant transformations, growth factors, immunology, virology,
bacteriology, genetics, and other related fields.
Covers 1989 to the present.
Search: The Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System (AOTF)
- Produced by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, this indexes
occupational therapy and related subject areas,
such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry, psychology, health
care delivery, and health administration. Also covers the related allied
health, biomedical and psychosocial literature. Includes journals,
monographs, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, and
Health Management (Proquest)
- Full-text information from leading scholarly journals, trade publications,
magazines, newspapers, and dissertations covering all aspects of health administration,
including public health & safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance,
population studies, labor relations, and law.
(See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)
- Covers toxicology studies of the risks associated with industrial and
agricultural chemicals, household products, pharmaceuticals, and
myriad other substances and by-products of our age from
social poisons and substance abuse to natural toxins, from legislation
and recommended standards to environmental issues.
Includes hydrocarbon studies, nitrosamines, metals,
food additives and contaminants, radiation and radioactive
materials, testing methodology, and analytical procedures for toxic
substances. Covers 1981 to the present.
- Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it covers all
areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals,
pesticides, environmental pollutants, mutagens, teratogens,
chemically-induced diseases, food additives, hazardous materials,
and more. Indexes journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters,
meeting abstracts, papers, and reports.
Consists of records from the last 5 years plus the current year.
and AIDS Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Covers the world literature on
every aspect of virology (highlighting AIDS studies) in humans,
animals, and plants, with topics ranging from replication cycles to oncology. The
same comprehensive treatment is devoted to such topics
as hepatitis B virus vaccination, viral genetics, interferon, taxonomy and classification,
physico-chemical properties, immunology, antiviral agents, and more.
Covers 1982 to the present.
- Also of Interest:
Mycology and Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C) (ProQuest)
- Covers algae, fungi, protozoa, and lichens, as well as their reproduction, growth, life
cycles, biochemistry, genetics, and infection and immunity in man,
other animals, and plants. Includes microbiology, immunology, pathology,
environmental research, toxicology, and other related fields.
Covers 1982 to the present.
- Interdisciplinary database covering a wide range of research
in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology
and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary
science. Combines together many of the biological and
medical databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts that
can also be searched individually. Provides access to
literature from over 6000 serials,
as well as conference proceedings, technical reports,
monographs and selected books and patents. Covers 1982 to the present.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
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