Databases & Indexes for Health

Academic Search Premier

Great place to start your research. Large database covering all academic subjects. More than 8,500 journals available, many are scholarly. Includes more than 600 journals covering health fields.

1975--current | Some full text | More info


Alt HealthWatch

Database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. (from EBSCO )

1984--current | some full text | More info


Consumer Health Complete

Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, books, reports, and pamphlets. (from EBSCO)

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CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Now includes PLUSArchive with articles going back to 1923 for an historical component and Global Researcher bringing an international perspective.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Rich collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, as well as to health reference books and encyclopedias. (from EBSCO)

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. (from EBSCO)

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HighWire Press

From Stanford University Libraries, a collection of scholarly publications focusing on the biological and medical sciences with some coverage of the physical and social sciences as well. Free access is available to some 1.3 million articles together with pay for view access to complete articles from the remainder of the collection.

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Brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Search MedLine in OCLC's First Search.

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Public Library of Science

PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open-access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles.

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Scholarly index produced by the National Library of Medicine with articles on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and more.

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Sage Collections  
Includes access to scholarly Sage publications in the fields of health and medicine.

1947--current | Some full text



One of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical, and medical literature with a database of some 2 million articles and 59 million abstracts from all fields of science. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well.

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Science Reference Center

Designed for high school students, a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. (from EBSCO)

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