Health Sciences/Medicine Resources


Library Databases

The Cochrane Library
Consumer Health Complete
Medline Plus
MEDLINE with Full Text
PubMed (Forest version)


Health & Biological Sciences journals
Open Access journals

Other Recommended Resources

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
Description: A service of Medline Plus, this encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries as well as an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Description: Contains essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders to assist healthcare professionals and medical students deliver the best care to patients.

Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition
Description: Although based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, it uses more consumer-friendly common English language while providing information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

By Subspecialty or Branch

Alternative medicine

Library Databases
Consumer Health Complete

Alternative Medicine journals

Library Subject Guides
Meditation Resources

Other Recommended Resources
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Biomedical/Life sciences


BioMed Central
Description: Publishes 189 peer-reviewed open access journals. See their journal list.

Highwire Press
Description: HighWire Press is produces the online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly publications. It contains the largest repository of free full-text articles from life science journalsin the world.

PubMed Central
Description: The National Institutes of Health online archive of free biomedical and life sciences journal literature. See their journal list.

Other Recommended Resources

RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools)
Description: A searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions.Searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions, maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Replacement for CRISP database


Library Databases
See all other databases listed above in General category.

Nursing journals

Pain management

Journals containing keyword Pain


See Psychiatry subcategory for Health & Biological Sciences journals

Other Recommended Resources
Psychiatric Disorders (AllPsych)
Description: Provides names and DSM-IV Codes for over 150 disorders as well as the etiology, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis for 60+ adult psychiatric disorders and 8 personality disorders.
Psychiatry Online Journals (search across all APPI journals)

By Disease


Other Recommended Resources

AIDSearch (must register first before using)
Description: Combination of 3 databases that cover information on AIDS and related topics.


Library Databases

Consumer Health Complete
Note: Contains Lexi-PALS Drug Guide. For drug information, search on drug name and look for publication as source.

Other Recommended Resources

DailyMed (National Library of Medicine)
Description: Provides access to the latest FDA drug insert information for current medications.

Medscape Mobile from WebMD for iPhone and iPod touch (free downloadable application)

Drug Discrimination Bibliography Database
Description: The bibliography contains almost 4,000 references on drug discrimination published between 1951 and 2007 (with a few from 2008). They include abstracts, articles, book chapters and books. Standardized keywords, which are assigned to each reference, can be used for searching. The database file is updated four times a year.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database [Consumer edition]
Description: This up-to-date resource is recognized as the scientific gold standard for evidence-based information on natural medicines. Search for evidence-based information on herbs, supplements and commercial products.