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The Medicine Library Guide contains links to a wide variety of medical research resources, library and reference materials, database articles, web sites, news links, and information on citation styles.
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The  Library of Congress classification section for  nursing, medicine and health is R. Also note:

Human Anatomy
Physical Therapy  
Public Health  
Women's Health

Where's the full text?

You can find full text from any citation or you can  use the Citation Look Up Tool.  You can also search for a journal title.If the journal title is not found, you may order a copy of the article via Illiad interlibrary loan.

Why do some journals show coverage to "1 year ago"?  It is a fairly common practice for scholarly journal publishers to place an "embargo" -- a restriction on access to the full-text of their journal for a specific time period -- on subscriptions to that journal that come through academic database publishers. Generally, such an embargo means that while the databases that index the journal will provide abstracts and citation information, the full-text of the article will not be available to Library users during the embargo period, which usually ranges from 6 months to 18 months, with 1 year being the most common duration. Note that even if a journal is embargoed, current articles may be obtained via Interlibrary loan.
Where do I find the journals?  If you find a journal article that is not available electronically, our print journals are located throughout the Library, depending on subject. You can locate the call number through the library catalog. If we do not own the journal article in print or in electronic format, you can obtain the article via Interlibrary loan.

Find Articles Using Databases

An online collection of key medical reference texts that provide authoritative and current medical data, including a nursing ebook collection and case files.

(Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Contains full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.CINAHL Complete is considered the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Subject coverage includes nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative and complementary medicine, and consumer health.

Provides access to full-text peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals on many medical disciplines, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.

Provides access to full-text peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals on many medical disciplines, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.

Contains over 19 million citations and abstracts covering a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and corresponds in part to the printed International Nursing Index

Portal to articles from 50 leading nursing journals, as well as clinical resources, drug updates, and career information.

A pathfinder to nursing resources including journals available from various Library databases as well as links to informative web sites.

Contains abstracts and selected fulltext articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.

Allows you to search the full-text for over 560 nursing and related publications, with links tocultural competency reports and video training programs.

Free, online access to biomedical and biological research publications and data, PubMed is a database of over 22 million biomedical abstracts, many of which link to free full text. Visit the FAQ to learn more.   

Science Direct is a scientific database that offers journal articles and book chapters for more than 2500 peer reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. It offers leading research in physical, life, health, and social sciences. In addition, topics on engineering and the humanities are also included. Instructions on searching are available here, as is atutorial on how to search Science Direct. Full-test articles can be requested at no cost to students and faculty via a pay-per-view service provided by the Library.

(Pay-per-view)--an agreement with the vendor allows students and faculty to search for full-text articles and a prepaid account provides access.

Full-text articles in business, science, technology, education, health, art, broadcasting, and engineering. Information on searching this database can be found here.

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