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Subject Specific Databases

PubMed  Rightly, this is the go-to resource for many medical professionals. A very large, very comprehensive database that is an excellent starting and finishing point for conducting health science literature research. It searches the MEDLINE database and other life science journals.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews  A well-regarded, regularly updated collection of review articles on many medical topics. Use EBM Reviews to search other providers of reviews simultaneously.

DARE  The Databases of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects is a collection of review articles from the international Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD). They focus on the evaluation of the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organization of health services. Use EBM Reviews to search other providers of reviews simultaneously.

MEDLINE  This comprehensive database of medical and related articles can be accessed through several different search interfaces with PubMed being the best known.

CINAHL  Links on this page exist for active subscriptions. Pronounced “sinnall,” it’s worth knowing about this database. CINAHL was developed from the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Science Literature, an important print-based tool.

 

General and Related Databases

ClinicalKey  A decision-support tool designed for medical clinicians with a large variety of clinical resources. It has over 650 journals, 1,100 medical reference books, instructional videos, practice guidelines, medical images, and abstracts from the MEDLINE database.

AccessMedicine  Medical textbooks, including CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Systemic Musculoskeletal Examinations, and Clinical Neuroanatomy.

Academic Search Ultimate  A large, academically multidisciplinary article database that is a very good place to start a scholarly literature search.

Web of Science: Science Citation Index  The premier database for literature searches in many fields. Includes citations and abstractions from tens of thousands journals.

ScienceDirect  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the major academic publisher Elsevier.

Journals@Ovid  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals.

EBM Reviews  Evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviews of articles on many health science topics. This resource searches multiple sources simultaneously:

WorldCat  A huge database of books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide that you can borrow using Interlibrary Loan.

Psychology Webpage  A list of Landman Library's mental and behavioral health databases.

 

Search Engines

Google  Yes, this go-to search engine is a great way to get background on a search topic and gauge how much information there is on it.

Google Scholar  The next level go-to search engine that's as familiar looking as Google and provides a useful sense of how many professional and scholarly sources there are on a topic.