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About Journal Article Databases

The best way to find journal articles is to search one of the many scholarly databases. Below are listed some of the more relevant databases in the health sciences.

Recommended Article Databases

  • MEDLINE (PubMed) Tutorial
    MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine and indexes over 4700 medical journals and publication, including veterinary medicine. PubMed is the public version of MEDLINE. It is updated daily and has a good search algorithm.
  • Embase Tutorial
    Embase covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day and all articles are indexed in depth using Elsevier's Life Science thesaurus.
  • Web of Science Tutorial
    Web of Science compiles articles from over 9,300 scholarly journals in all science disciplines. Users can easily find article references and other publications citing a particular work.
  • Scopus Tutorial
    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) Tutorial
  • CINAHL (EBSCO) Tutorial
    1982+ CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, covers over 2800 professional journals in nursing, 17 health disciplines, and health sciences librarianship. Includes access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software in nursing, audiovisuals, and book chapters. Updated monthly.
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO) Tutorial
    Indexes journals, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine.
  • Cochrane Library (Wiley) Tutorial
    Designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care. Consists of a regularly updated collection of eight evidence-based medicine databases.

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