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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.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBSCO)

Contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (EBSCO)

Part of the Cochrane group of databases, includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria. This database provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.

Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (EBSCO)

Cochrane Controlled Trials Register is a bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews.

BePress Research Now

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

MEDLINE via FirstSearch or
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 Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

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


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.

Print Resources

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

Subject headings:

Nursing - General

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health [5 v.]

REF RT 21 .G353 2002

Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing

REF RT 31 .S66 1999

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

REF R 121 .M89 1998

Diseases, Conditions, & Treatments

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

Mosby's Drug Consult

REF-DESK RS 55.2 .P48

Physician's Desk Reference


Holistic and Alternative Nursing

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine [4 v.]

REF R 733 .G34 2001

Nurse's handbook of alternative & complementary therapies

REF RT 42 .N83 1999

Public Health and Human Services

Chemung County Human Services Directory


Encyclopedia of Public Health [4 v.]

REF RA 423 .E53 2002

Healthy People 2010

Gov Docs HE 20.2:P 39/3/


County and City Extra : Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book

REF-DESK HA 203 .C68 2002

Health, United States (with chartbooks)

REF-DESK RA407.3 .U57a
most recent edition; older years: HE 20.21: year; HE 20.6223: year; HE 20.7042/6: year

New York State Statistical Yearbook


Statistical Abstract of the United States


Statistical Record of Health and Medicine, 2nd ed.

REF RA 407.3 .S732 1998

Related GTL Research Guides

Health & Medicine

Law & Legislation (for Federal Information)

Statistics Resources (including U. S. Census & Population Information)

Organizations, Associations, and Agencies

American Holistic Nurses Association

Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Government Source

New York State Department of Health

New York State Health Resources

New York State Nurses Association


HealthFinder  U.S. Government Source

Index to health information and organizations.

National Library of Medicine - Health Information U.S. Government Source (databases and indexes on-line) (Lippincott)

News, resources, and links to professional organizations and online journals.

Safety and Health Topics: Healthcare Facilities (OSHA) U.S. Government Source

Statistical Sources - Health-Related

America's Children (Forum on Child and Family Statistics) U.S. Government Source

Statistics on the health, education, and welfare of U.S. youth; part of ChildStats.

Atlas of United States Mortality (NCHS) U.S. Government Source

Causes of death by county.

Data and Statistics (CDC) U.S. Government Source

Statistics arranged according to topic.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) U.S. Government Source

Covers current health issues, and gives weekly and year-to-date mortality statistics of major U.S. cities.

National Center for Health Statistics U.S. Government Source

The primary U. S. clearinghouse for health-related statistics.

NYS Info for Researchers (NYS Department of Health)

Statistics arranged by topic and geographical area.

Older Americans 2008 U.S. Government Source

Statistics on the health, education, and welfare of Americans age 65 and over.

Community Health Links

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  U.S. Government Source

Federal programs and assistance available to the public.

County Health Indicator Profiles, 1997-2001 (NYS Department of Health)

Mortality, pregnancy, hospitalization rates, disease rates.

Federal Budget Information U.S. Government Source

Health, United States, 2004 (with Chartbook) U.S. Government Source

Statistical companion to Healthy People. Previous years available: 1993-2003 (with Chartbooks); 1975-1992 (without Chartbooks). (NOTE: Many files on this site are large PDF files which take a long time to download and print. Please ask the Library's Research Help Desk for assistance.)

Healthy People 2000
Healthy People 2010 U.S. Government Source

Links to publications and related web sites.

NYS Assembly
NYS Senate

Legislation, news, member information.

NYS Budget Information

NYS Health Topics A to Z (NYS Department of Health)

Nursing Theorists and Leaders

Medi-Smart Nursing History Page

Excellent collection of links to nursing history pages.

Nursing History Resources

From the American Association for the History of Nursing.

Nursing Theory Page (University of San Diego)

Covers nursing leaders, models and theories. Includes bibliographies to print sources.


Last updated 06-20-08