If you need peer-reviewed articles, these are the databases you should use. Try more than one. Some of our databases contain different journals. You may be able to find something in one that you you didn't in another other.
START HERE: You will probably use these 3 databases the most!
Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary
medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
Find books, dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, legal cases,
clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.
|ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Reliable health care information covering nursing, allied health,
alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Includes evidence-based nursing information from The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). These include Systematic Reviews,
Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets.
|MEDLINE w/ Full Text
The National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database with links to the complete text of
articles from leading medical journals. The database offers information related to the fields
of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and
|Alt Health Watch
Covers complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional
journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters,
plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.
|Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Includes scholarly full-text journals focusing on nursing, allied health fields, and many medical
disciplines. Patient education sheets from the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide are also included.
|Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics,
psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational
& experimental methods.
|Bepress Digital Commons
Open access database for scholarship that is curated by university librarians
and their supporting institutions, representing thousands of disciplines
and subject areas from architecture to zoology. It includes scholarship from
hundreds of universities and colleges, including peer-reviewed journal articles,
book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings,
and other original scholarly work.
If you need to look something up, or want a more general summary of a topic, try the the databases listed below. If you just want an overview, you may want to avoid databases that include mainly research articles (like those listed above.) Instead, look for encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, and reference databases.
R2 Digital Library
Merk Manual for Patients & Caregivers
Access to the following books: Cancer, Complementary & Alternative Medicine,
Genetics & Inherited Diseases,Infectious Diseases & Conditions, Magill's Medical Guide,
Psychology & Mental Health. These titles will also show up if you search for them in the
online book catalog, GIL.
These databases are aimed at giving the public quality health information. They can be helpful for teaching your patients, or for giving yourself a quick overview of a topic. The primary focus of these database is on translating medical topics into an understandable language, but keep in mind that CINAHL, and Health Source: Nursing provide patient education materials as well.
Consumer Health Complete
Gale Virtual Reference Library
|Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range
of health topics; more than 1,000 searchable and browsable color illustrations; and a
Health in the News section with regularly updated health news articles.
|Merk Manual for Patients & Caregivers
These manuals have been standard medical reference sources for over 100 years
providing detailed information on virtually all disorders, complete with discussion
of symptoms and current therapy.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative, consumer-focused information from
The National Library of Medicine (NLM),the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus
includes extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated
medical encyclopedia, videos, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest
Do Not Use the Full-Text Check Box!
If you use the full-text check box, you are limited to only articles available through the vendor who hosts the databases (Ebsco). The GHC Library subscribes to many more journal titles than they give us access to. However, Do Use the Full-Text Check Box if you get a large number of results and want to quickly access articles.
Finding Full-Text Articles
If you find an article without full-text access, open another tab and begin a second GALILEO session. Click on Journals A-Z found under the search box to the right. Copy the name of the journal from your article citation (found after the list of authors) and paste it into the Journals A-Z search box - choose the 'exact' radio-button and then search. The results will tell you whether we have full-text access to that journal or not.
Still No Full-Text?
If there is no "(full-text)" next to the journal title or the title does not appear in the list, we can still get the article for you. Fill out this inter-library loan form by copying and pasting the information requested for each box and submit it. Inter-library loan articles are usually sent to your email account fairly quickly.
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