Health and Medicine
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is coordinated by PASCAL, in cooperation with its members, the South Carolina State Library, and other partners. Collegiate DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through an appropriation to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
General sources that cover Health and Medicine
Core sources for Health and Medicine
Biomed Central: The Open Access Publisher | |
BioMed Central is both a searchable bibliographic database and an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. All of the original research articles in journals published here are immediately and permanently available online without charge.
Business Abstracts (Wilson Web) | | 1982- |
To search only this database, click Business (BUS) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It covers topics such as accounting, acquisitions & mergers, advertising, banking, building & construction, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, communications, computers, cosmetics industry, economics, electronics, entertainment industry, finance, government regulations, health care, hospitality and tourism, human resources, industrial relations, insurance, international business, management, marketing, mass media, occupational health & safety, oil & gas, paper and pulp industries, public utilities, publishing, purchasing, real estate, retail, small business, and transportation.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text|
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 620 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 305 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search(tm), Health Source® or Nursing & Allied Health Collection(tm). This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. The database also provides full text for 218 books/monographs. With full text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
General Science Full Text (Wilson Web) | | 1984- |
To search only this database, click General Science (GS) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It is less specialized than Applied Science and Technology Full Text and covers astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, earth science, environment, food, genetics, health, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, physics, physiology, and zoology. Popular science magazines, professional journals, as well as The New York Times Science Section (published weekly on Tuesday) are included.
& Wellness Resource Center | | |
For advanced middle school students through adults, this database is a portal to health information from a variety of sources for general users. It contains full text articles from 600+ health, nursing, allied health and medical journals; health-related articles from 2,200 general interest magazines; medical encyclopedia articles, pamphlets, drug information and hospital directory; as well as access to health news and key health Web sites.
Reference Center: Academic | | |
For college-level and other adult researchers, this database offers access to health and medical periodicals and reference information for academic researchers. It includes full text articles from 600+ health, nursing, allied health and medical journals; health-related articles from 1,500 general interest magazines; and articles from medical reference titles and pamphlets.
Health Source - Consumer Edition |
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition |
Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
MAS Ultra - School Edition|
Designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from more than 550 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas, with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 650 titles. Every full text article is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also includes more than 3,000 charts, tables and graphs; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; more than 500 health and science-related full text pamphlets; coverage of 339 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts) and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags.
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
MEDLINE| OvidSP| |
MEDLINE is the primary source of global information from international literature on biomedicine, including the following topics as they relate to biomedicine and health care: Biology, plant and animal science, environmental science, biophysics, marine biology, and chemistry.
Medline (CSA) | | 1988- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. This database contains citations with abstracts to biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. It includes references to articles from approximately 3,200 journals published in the US and approximately 70 other countries. It covers chapters and articles from elected monographs from 1976-1981, and author abstracts are available for about 60% of the citations.
Medline - PubMed | | 1966- |
This website offers free access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical and consumer health literature; it also offers links to authoritative websites that feature medical information.
Merck Index | |
The Merck Index contains 10,955 monographs describing significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances. The entries are not a listing of Merck & Co., Inc. products, but rather cover a wide range of compounds, which have been selected on the basis of present or historic importance and interest.
Nursing and Allied Health Source (Proquest) |
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source makes it easy to find reliable healthcare information. This database provides full text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of nursing or the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene, and the clinical laboratory sciences.
Nursing Collection II: Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals| OvidSP| |
The most up-to-date, respected nursing titles for your clinical decision and research support with direct journal links from databases such as CINAHL®, MEDLINE® and British Nursing Index. 100% searchable full text - every word, graphic and caption, cover to cover. Unlimited access to all tables of contents and bibliographic citations for every journal, plus free tables of contents for more than 1000 biomedical e-journals. Millions of links possible - from full text to full text, full text to bibliographic databases, external URLs, and more!
Nursing Resource Center | | |
Contains more than 20 full-text reference books, more than 200 animations from Blausen Medical’s Human Atlas, covering all major body systems. Users can search results returned in tabs that correlate to the nursing process. Includes disease and drug overviews, sample care plans and a Nursing Toolbox.
ScienceDirect | | date varies |
ScienceDirect offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature. The heart of this database is the Elsevier Science collection, which comprises 1,100 journals. It covers chemistry, materials science, engineering & technology, environmental science, economics, business & management science, neurosciences, pharmacology & toxicology, physics, mathematics & computer science, earth sciences, social sciences, biochemistry, microbiology & immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine.
TOXLINE (CSA) | | 1994- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated monthly, TOXLINE covers all areas of toxicology including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. The database contains citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, papers and reports. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, information in the database is drawn from a number of discrete files including Toxicity Bibliography and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.