These are suggested databases for finding articles on topics in the Health Sciences. For help with searching, or using the databases, refer to the online tutorial Finding Articles.
|Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic||Full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study|
|CINAHL Plus With Full Text - Nursing||Nursing, P.T., O.T., and allied health|
|Cochrane Library - Evidence Based Medicine||Nursing case studies database|
|Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health+||Comprehensive resource that offers 24/7 access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and much more.|
|Health Business FullTEXT||Healthcare administration|
|Health Reference Center-Academic+||Integerates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals, consumer health magazines, newsletters, and much more.|
|Health Source: Consumer Edition||General health care magazines|
|Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition||Professional health care magazines|
|ICE Video Library||Demonstrations of medical conditions and therapeutic interventions in occupational and physical therapy. Database access limited to students and faculty in UIndy's College of Health Sciences. Contact School of OT for access "key" and log-in directions.|
|Lexis-Nexis Academic||Medical reference|
|MEDLINE - EBSCOHost||Medical research|
|MedlinePlus||Medical information for consumers/patients|
|Nursing & Allied Health Collection +||Current and authoritative content from nearly 400 academic, professional, and news journals|
|Nursing Resource Center+||Offers key information in various media types including encyclopedia articles on various related topics, journal citations, over 200 animations, medical illustration, disease overviews, drug monographs, sample care plans, and much more.|
|OT Search||Occupational therapy|
You may also wish to consider the databases relating to Psychology: PsyINFO, PsycEXTRA, PsychBOOKS, and PEP Archive. A full listing of the library’s databases is available at http://kml.uindy.edu/databases
Aside from the MeSH and CINAHL subject headings, you also may encounter what is known as Boolean Operators. While not the friendliest name, boolean operators are used to help define the relationships between the words or groups of words you are searching for within a database. Parallel construction in them works like the following: narrows and retrieves, broadens and retrieves, narrows and retrieves. The good news is that there are only three of them!
|And||Narrows search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates,|
|Or||Broadens search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates,|
|Not||Narrow search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it.|
For more information, we recommend looking towards the EBSCOHost Help on Boolean Terms.
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