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CQ Researcher - info
Provides in-depth explorations of current topics from a well-known Washington publisher, "Congressional Quarterly". For a given topic, look for:

  • good articles
  • a Chronology of relevant events for the topic
  • lists of stakeholders and their web sites
  • a pro and con feature
  • bibliographies of further reading.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic - info
This database provides full-text articles from 600 scholarly journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

PubMed® Online TrainingPubMed (MEDLINE) - info   
The National Library of Medicine's authoritative source for information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.   
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BioMed Central - info
Open-access, online, peer-reviewed BMC journals that encompasses all the major biological and medical disciplines. In addition, the medical journals publish Case Reports, Debates and Study Protocols, and the biology journals publish Methodology articles. Title list by subject.

ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine  - info
Search journal articles, trade publications and consumer publications for topics in:

  • Medical Science
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacology

LexisNexis: Health & Medical Care - info
Povides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources, most of them available in full text.  News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. Click the checkboxes to access:

  • Medline Abstracts
  • Medical Journal
  • Law Review Healthcare Articles
  • Healthcare Law Newsletters
  • Healthcare in the News
  • Medical & Health Blogs

Source for current and past scholarly research about all aspects of injury prevention and safety promotion. The database contains current and backfile articles from 8357 active scholarly journals and from the backfiles of 2936 "inactive" journals, including articles from over 5,000 journals that are not included in PubMed/Medline.

(POPulation information onLINE), the world's largest database on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE is maintained by the INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development. (USAID).  

The following multi-subject databases include articles and content on healthcare:

Academic Search Premier - info

Highwire Press
Over 1000 leading journals available from the journals' own sites. Includes articles published online ahead of print; plus all of Medline -- with links. Title list by subject.

Web of Science® -   info  
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the "hard" sciences and social sciences.


  • Science Citation Index™ Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) - info
    Find information from more than 6,650 journals across 150 disciplines in areas such as agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences, engineering, technology, applied science, medical and life sciences, and physical and chemical sciences.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index ® (SSCI) - info
    Find information from 2,474 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines in areas such as anthropology, sociology, urban studies, business and communication, criminology, penology, law, nursing, rehabilitation, and information and library sciences

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