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Online Encyclopedias

Key Databases

  • ABI/Inform Complete
    Broad coverage of business periodicals, many with full text. Useful for health care industry information, finance and economics.
  • Health Business Full Text
    Over 140 full-text administrative journals providing a rich source of information for hospital administrators and managers reporting on all aspects of healthcare administration, as well as other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
    This subset of the ProQuest Research Library database includes journals that cover nursing, allied health, medicine, and pharmacology.

National Library of Medicine

World’s largest biomedical library, NLM produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. Three databases available to the public are the following

  • MEDLINE
    Oldest and still active citation database with links to full text, when available. MEDLINE can be accessed through Ebsco. The database is notable for the careful journal screening process and the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) to index citations.
  • PubMed
    Builds out from MEDLINE to offer a broader range of coverage with far more records, including additional full text coverage. You may limit your PubMed search retrieval to MEDLINE citations only by restricting your search to the MeSH controlled vocabulary or by using the Journal Categories filter called MEDLINE.
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
    Full-text archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles. It is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and similar policies of other research funding agencies.

For a complete understanding of these three databases go to the MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? Fact Sheet.

 

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Open Access Journals

Open access (OA) refers to research resources which are posted online and free of cost or other barriers. They often possess the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse. The journals listed here are peer-reviewed and appropriate for research.

  • BMC Public Health
    Open access biomedical literature, including articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. Dating back to 2001, articles are searchable here as well as in the Academic Search Premier and PubMed Central databases.
  • Health Care Journals
    Articles in journals with high impact factors publishing most advanced research and scientific content.
  • Health Services Administration Commons
    Articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.
  • Open Journal of Epidemiology
    An international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in epidemiology. Dating back to 2011.