Databases for Finding Articles
If you know when and where an article was published, use E-Journal finder to see if we have full text through our library. To use.
1. Search for the journal title (not the article title)
2. Select the full text access point with the right date range available
3. Find the year/volume and issue in which the article was published
If we don’t carry the journal title or have coverage for the years you need, please submit an interlibrary loan request using the online form.
Databases and Other Resources
Simulations & Lab Substitutes
- Online Resources for Science Laboratories: This is not a database but a crowd-sourced list of potential resources on a Google spreadsheet. Some may be better than others or there may be broken links.
- Open Education Resources: Simulations and Virtual Labs: This is a LibGuide put together from the Colorado School of Mines which lists open education resources (no cost) to supplement in-person and online learning.
Summary resources synthesize and critically appraise all studies on a topic:
- The Cochrane Library: Provides “independent high-quality evidence for healthcare decision making.”
- Natural Medicines: Offers evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Created through the merge of Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.
- Trip Database: A Clinical Search engine that sorts information based on quality. It includes images & videos, guidelines (including those from the closed National Guidelines Clearinghouse), systematic reviews and ongoing registered studies.
- AltHealthWatch: Focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
- AMED: (Allied and Complementary Medicine) Covers complementary medicine, palliative care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
- CINAHL Plus with Full Text: (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). Features extensive coverage of the nursing literature, as well as strong coverage in allied health fields, such as emergency service, occupational therapy, physical therapy, healing touch and chiropractic.
- Films On Demand: Videos covering numerous Allied Health topics
- Index to Chiropractic Literature: Indexes peer-reviewed chiropractic journals.
- MEDLINE: Focuses on all areas of Western medicine, a few chiropractic journals and many acupuncture, massage therapy and alternative health journals.
- MedlinePlus: The National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends, offering reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases and wellness issues.
- PubMed: Comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and e-books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
- Rittenhouse ebooks: More ebooks, including Nutritional Medicine, Chiropractic Techniques and more…etc.
General interest databases
- AMA Manual of Style: Guide for authors and editors.
- Academic Search Premier: Includes healthcare articles and articles related to all areas of academic study.
- eBook Collection: Collection of eBooks.
- Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM): Includes consumer-oriented healthcare information, kid-friendly databases and the ERIC database for educators. Some resources are available in Spanish.
- JoVE – Science Education Video Library: A video library dedicated to teaching the practice and theory of scientific experiments through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations.
- Newspapers (ProQuest): Full-text access to 532 newspapers worldwide (including the Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press).
- Points of View Reference Center: A good introduction to exploring both sides of hot topics. Entries include points, counterpoints, overviews and the ability to find more supplemental material on the topics.
- Mendeley: Online citation manager, research management and writing tool. An account is free.
- WorldCat: Takes you to a worldwide catalog of materials on virtually any subject.
Use of Electronic Resources
Electronic resources are for the use of authorized users. For more information, please see our guidelines.