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.
|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 Business FullTEXT||Healthcare administration|
|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|
|OT Search||Occupational therapy|
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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