Databases for Finding Articles
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Summary resources synthesize and critically appraise all studies on a topic:
The Cochrane Library: Provides “independent high-quality evidence for healthcare decision making.”
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.
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.
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.
Expanded Academic ASAP: A database with a focus on academic publishing. It’s a good resource for articles (healthcare related or not) published in social science focused journals which may not appear in PubMed. Excellent for topics on ethics and/or heatlhcare related disparitites.
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. 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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