Nursing and Health Sciences Resources

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Recommended Health and Medicine Database

*ProQuest Health and Medicine Databases  (click this link to search all ProQuest Health at once)

  • *Nursing and Allied Health Source: This provides scholarly (peer-reviewed) healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.

  • *Research Library: Health and Medicine: This covers the latest in medical research.

  • *Family Health: This database is for a more general audience covering a wide variety of health-related topics.


Other Health and Medicine Databases

*Gale Cengage Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic: This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources .

*EBSCO Health and Medicine Databases  (click this link to search all EBSCO Health at once)

  • *Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: Written for health professionals, find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on a variety of medical issues.

  • *Health Source: Consumer Edition: Health information written for people with no medical background. This database offers a rich collection of consumer health information in the area of medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

  • *Medline: The National Library of Medicine collects and indexes the information from over 4800 biomedical journals.

  • *MedicLatina: This provides a variety of medical topics in Spanish.

  • *AltHealth Watch: This provides articles about alternative health options, some are full-text and peer reviewed.


Open Access Health and Medicine Databases

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