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Research Databases: Health & Medicine

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Most Useful:

  • Academic Video Online: Premium 
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (LSCS Libraries)
    (EBSCO) Nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 560 journals indexed in CINAHL.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. 
  • Gale Science in Context (LSCS Libraries)
    (Gale) Articles, experiments, videos, and podcasts on the most significant science topics of today. Contains magazine as well as academic journal and news articles.
  • Health Reference Center Academic 
    (Gale Cengage Learning) Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    (EBSCO) This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated twice a week.
  • International Clinical Educators Learning Center (LSC-Tomball)
    (ICE) A streaming video library with professionally filmed videos featuring actual patients and clinicians demonstrating practical and effective treatment ideas. Contact LSC-Tomball or LSC-HSB Library for login information.
  • MedlinePlus (also en español) - free web
    (National Library of Medicine) Find information on health topics and drugs, including medical encyclopedias.  
  • Micromedex Healthcare Resources (LSCS Libraries) 
    (Truven Health Analytics) A wide range of clinical databases, including information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.
  • Nursing Education in Video (LSCS Libraries)
    (Alexander Street Press) Videos created by Medcom-Trainex specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Login to create a playlist to share or embed videos or static links to videos in online courses.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSCS Libraries) NOTE: limited concurrent users per book
    (Teton Data Systems)
    Full-text electronic medical library. For information on mobile access (via Apple, Android and Blackberry), refer to STAT!Ref under Mobile Apps
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSC-Montgomery)
    (Teton Data Systems) Full-text electronic medical library; over 35 titles including CPT, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Burket's Oral Medicine, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books. For information on mobile access (via Apple, Android and Blackberry), refer to STAT!Ref under Mobile Apps.

Also Try:

  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on a variety of subjects.
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    (EBSCO) Find peer-reviewed journals, reports, and additional resources on alternative medicine.
  • E-Libro Premium
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition 
    (EBSCO) This database provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • HighWire Press, Inc. - free web
    (Stanford University) Includes the largest archive of free full-text science journals with one million plus free full-text articles.
    NOTE: If you see a price to view full text, ask a librarian to request that the article be sent free from another library via interlibrary loan.
  • MedicLatina
    (EBSCO) En esa database se encuentra informacion soble la salud publica, enfermedades comunes, fisiopatologia, adelantos medicales recientes y eventos cientificos.
  • MEDLINE with MeSH
    (National Library of Medicine) Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). No full text.
  • Natural & Alternative Treatments
    (EBSCO) Help
    Over 200 articles on medical conditions, presenting evidence-based information on alternative therapies proposed for their treatment. 
  • OTSearch (LSC-Tomball)
    Indexes and abstracts of resources in the field of occupational therapy. Citations and abstracts only -- not full text.
  • PubChem - free web
    PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) - free web
    (Public Library of Science) PLoS features "peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles."
  • PubMed Search - free web
    National Center for Biotechnology Information located within the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
  • Science Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (AAAS) Help 
    This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).

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