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Off Campus Access

Instructions for accessing journals and databases from off campus

Summary resources

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 (Formerly Natural Standard): Offers evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Created through the merge of Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Health-related databases

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.

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers: Search for generic or trade drugs, drug classes, herbals and conditions. 

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 patents 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.

Trip Database: A Clinical Search engine that sorts information based on quality.  You may also search using PICO elements. Not full text. 

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (Guidelines.gov.) A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

General interest databases

TRIAL:  eHRAF database:  A database dedicated to world cultures and anthropology. Currently on campus only.  Please share your thoughts with amackereth@nwhealth.edu

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.

Newspapers (ProQuest): Full-text access to 532 newspapers worldwide (including the Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press).

Mendeley: Online citation manager, research management and writing tool.  An account is free.  See the Library Information page on Moodle for tutorials.

WorldCat: Takes you to a worldwide catalog of materials on virtually any subject.

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