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Health and Medicine Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Judy Xiao
Email:judy.xiao@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4140

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Consumer Health
Health Data Sources


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

CINAHL Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Citations and select full text from over 3,800 nursing & allied health journals. Also offers full text health care books, standards of practice, evidence based care sheets, clinical trials, and research instrument records.


Cochrane Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A collection of databases for the study and practice of evidence-based healthcare. Provides reliable, up-to-date information and evidence to support healthcare decisions, including systematic reviews, methodological studies, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and clinical trials.


Health Reference Center Academic Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems and numerous medical reference books as well as full text of nursing and allied health journals.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from nursing and allied health journals. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which contains patient education sheets for generic and brand name drugs, and the Merriam-Webster Medical Desk Dictionary.


LWW Nursing Book Collection Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 300 full text ebooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) covering all aspects of nursing including surgery, administration, pediatrics, diagnosis, palliative care, and more.


Medline (Web of Knowledge) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier life sciences database. Contains citations and abstracts of articles in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and related fields. For full text, see MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost).


MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text of articles in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and related fields. Differs from the free version (PubMed) in that it uses the EBSCOhost search interface and provides some full text.


Nursing Resource Center Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Designed for nursing students, this resource brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal articles, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams. Information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.


SAGE Premier Full Text Collections Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Nearly 600 full text journals from SAGE Publications in all areas. Select "Health Sciences" from a list of disciplines to search. You may also browse journals by discipline or search across all titles. Journals include Clinical Nursing Research, Journal of Transcultural Nursing , and Nursing Science Quarterly, covering oncology, nutrition, surgery, and nursing, etc.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, medicine, nursing science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Biological Abstracts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of journal articles in the life sciences, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology.


BIOSIS Previews Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts to journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, including agriculture, biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, and zoology.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides descriptions and reviews of behavioral measurement instruments used in health assessment, psychosocial evaluation, and behavior studies, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, coding schemes, rating scales, checklists, indexes, and tests.


Science Citation Index Expanded Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychiatry, and zoology.


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts of scholarly literature in science, technology, and medicine with full text available for articles published after 1995. Core subjects include physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, environmental science, health and medicine. Also provides coverage of a number of titles in the social sciences and humanities (particularly management, economics, psychology, and linguistics). Please note that the Library does not subscribe to all journals in ScienceDirect. Subscribed content is marked by a green "full text available" icon.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Journals in Health and Medicine Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
CSI Library subscribes to a lot of journals and magazines online and in print. Listed here are links to journals in medicine, diet and nutrition, and health, etc. Click on a subject heading to see all the journals in that subject area.


Pubmed Central Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
PubMed Central is a free web-based collection of full text biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Extensive information from trusted sources on diseases and conditions, and drugs. Also available are online medical encyclopedia, dictionaries and interactive patient tutorials. All the resources listed below are free Internet resources.

MedlinePlus (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides free access with extensive information for health professionals and consumers from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on hundreds of diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to clinical trials.


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about diagnosing and treating medical disorders for physicians and medical professionals. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RM127.M4].


UpToDate (Patient Version) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
UpToDate (patient version) is a free web-based research tool that helps patients learn more about their medical conditions. They can better understand their treatment options and have a improved dialogue with their health care provider.



MedlinePlus: Health Statistics (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Health statistics page of the MedlinePlus Web site provides links to latest news in health statistics, statistics for specific conditions and different age groups, as well as statistical agencies and organizations.


National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This site is a rich source of information about America's health. As the nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of American people. The site features information about the National Center for Health Statistics, summaries of their publications from 1994-present, news releases, and catalogs of publications and electronic products.


New York State Dept. of Health: Health Care Data for Researchers Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Lists most current New York State statistics for AIDS, ambulatory surgery, cancer, communicable diseases, county health indicator profiles, diabetes, environmental and occupational health, heart disease, health care reform and managed care, hospital discharges, injury facts, information for state health policy, public health data set, and vital statistics.


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