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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

BePress Research Now

A collection of scholarly electronic journals in a variety of subject areas, including medicine, nursing, public health, health policy, and sports.


Provides indexing for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and other publications dating back to 1982, with links to the full text of many articles in other GTL databases. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Full text material includes 60 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials. (NOTE: To search for journals at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center library: Go to WorldCat, search for the journal's title, limit type to "Serial Publications", and type YTK into the "Library Code" box on the search screen.)


A companion database to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and includes a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which are available to researchers only for the time when these articles are being assigned additional indexing. This enables users to gain access to article citations that otherwise would not be available. Once the bibliographic records are complete, they are added to the CINAHL database and removed from Pre-CINAHL.

Ovid Nursing Journals

An excellent collection of searchable, full-text nursing journals including the Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals. Select "Your Journals @ Ovid," then click "Open Selected Resources" to access the database.

Clinical Pharmacology (EBSCO)

Full text clinical monographs and patient education material (English and Spanish) on U.S. prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, and new and investigational drugs.

Health Reference Center - Academic (Gale)

Indexes over 230,000 articles from journals and reference books in the fields of medicine and health care. Includes many full-text articles.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and other information on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, alternative or complementary treatments, and more. Also includes links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Provides 600 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also indexes articles for an additional 850 journals.

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text news articles from medical and health journals. Select "Medical" from the menu on the left side of the screen.

MEDLINE via PubMed U.S. Government Source

Index of over 3,500 journals worldwide in all areas of medicine. Includes links to full text articles for some journals. Covers 1965 to present.

Health Management (ProQuest)

Covers health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations, and law.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: QM [Human anatomy], QP [Physiology], QR [Microbiology], R [Medicine], RA [Public aspects of medicine], RM [Therapeutics & pharmacology], RS [Pharmacy & materia medica]

Subject headings:

Medicine - General

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine [5 v.]

REF RC 41 .G35 2002

Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 5th ed.

REF R 121 .M89 1998

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Allied Health, 6th ed.

REF R 121 .M65 1997

Diseases, Conditions, & Treatments

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease

REF RC 41 .C365 2003

Human Diseases and Conditions [3 v. plus Supplement]

REF RC 81 .A2 H75 2000

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th ed.

REF RC 55 .M4 1999

Drugs & Pharmacology

The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals & Drugs

REF RS 51 .M4

Physician's Desk Reference


Holistic and Alternative Medicine

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine [4 v.]

REF R 733 .G34 2001

Nurse's handbook of alternative & complementary therapies

REF RT 42 .N83 1999

Related GTL Research Guides


Speech and Hearing

General Websites

Healthfinder U.S. Government Source

Consumer-oriented government gateway to "reliable" health information and organizations.

Health Information Resources (National Health Information Center) U.S. Government Source

Browse by topic or search by keyword. Links to web sites, organizations (public and private), and government information.

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Health

Large searchable index, sorted by topic.

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine) U.S. Government Source

Brings "appropriate, authoritative health information to those who need it." Contains information on over 650 diseases and conditions, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, drug information, and more.

New York State Government Health Resources

Online health resources arranged by subject area.


"Your guide to quackery, health fraud, and intelligent decisions."

WebMD (consumer) OR Medscape (professional)

Subject-Specific Websites

Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health) U.S. Government Source

Information and research on the validity of alternative medicine.

Diseases and Conditions

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) U.S. Government Source

Information for professionals, caregivers, and family members. A service of the National Institute on Aging. (National Cancer Institute)  U.S. Government Source

Treatment options, coping techniques, and research.

HIV/AIDS Information (National Library of Medicine) U.S. Government Source

Covers HIV/AIDS facts, drug trials, and treatments.

Professional Resources

CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention U.S. Government Source

Information on diseases. Provides reports and statistics.

National Library of Medicine U.S. Government Source

Health information, and links to databases.

Merck Manuals

Manuals of: Diagnosis and Therapy; Medical Information; Geriatrics;and Health and Aging.

Women's Health

FDA Office of Women's Health  U.S. Government Source

National Women's Health Information Center (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) U.S. Government Source

Women's Health Information Resources (Rosenthal Center)

Information on complementary therapies and alternative health resources for women.


Last updated 05-08-08