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Health Sciences Databases -- Articles
(see also Biological Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Health Sciences - Reference Books, Nursing and Allied Health, Pharmacy, Psychology and Psychiatry, and Social Work)

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Indexes to Journals and Books -- General:

Health Reference Center-Academic (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
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.

MEDLINE (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
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, and HealthSTAR.

MEDLINE (PubMed) Remote access available Full text available
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).

MEDLINE (LexisNexis) Remote access available
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.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

Alt-HealthWatch (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Is a full-text database of periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, 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 integrated medicine.

Cochrane Library (Wiley InterScience) Remote access available Full text available
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.

LexisNexis Health and Medical Care (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
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:

Bioethics Research Library (Georgetown University) Remote access available
Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes ETHXWeb with citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics; GenETHX with 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; Syllabus Exchange 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.

OT Search: The Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System (AOTF) Remote access available
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 audio-visual materials.

Proquest Health Management (Proquest) Remote access available Full text available
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)

Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.

NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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