Database List

The following 35 databases are best for: Health Studies

See our Health Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Health Studies Databases

PubMed with Dickinson Links

Web of Knowledge

MedlinePlus

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text


All Health Studies Databases

ADAM Medical Encyclopedia    
English & Spanish versions available. A.D.A.M is written at a level for the general reader, and includes very basic information on diseases and conditions, symptoms, tests, surgeries, etc. It includes many illustrations.
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  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

 
AgeLine    
Focuses on aging and other issues regarding the population aged 50+. Includes the literature of social gerontology and aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. Also includes information for professionals working in aging-related fields and for consumers.
  • Coverage Range: 1970s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Annual Reviews    
Contains review articles that summarize the progress in some particular area or topic. Includes coverage of the biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. You can search across the entire database or limit your search by subject area.
  • Coverage Range: 1932-Present (varies by series)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Annual Reviews Inc.
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BIOSIS Citation Index    
Covers life sciences journal literature. The drop down menus provide some unusual options for limiting a search, including limiting by taxonomic classification and by concept codes. Includes Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1926-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery    
Detailed summaries on topics relating to medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Search or browse five upper level headings: Autocoids, Diagnostics, and Drugs from New Biology; Cardiovascular Agents and Endocrines; Chemotherapeutic Agents; Drug Discovery/Development; and Nervous System Agents.
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  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley-Blackwell)
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Child Development and Adolescent Studies    
Current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.
  • Coverage Range: 1927-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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CINAHL Plus with Full-Text    
Research literature relevant to nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Includes citations and some full-text for journal articles, monographs, book chapters, standards of practice.
  • Coverage Range: 1937-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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Data Citation Index    
Database of research data from repositories around the world, with links to works that cite the data. Data is mostly from the life sciences, but includes a significant number of social science and physical science data sets, and a smaller number of sets from the humanities.
  • Coverage Range: 1900 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ThOMSON REUTERS

 
Education Source    
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
  • Coverage Range: 1929 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
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ETHXWeb (Bioethics)    
Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics. To obtain full-text, search the Library catalog or Journal locator once you have identified a specific citation; ask a librarian for help if you have difficulty.
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  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Georgetown University

 
GenETHX (Genetics Ethics)    
Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to ethics and literature on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic and genomic research and its applications from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, and audiovisuals. To obtain full-text, search the Library catalog or Journal locator once you have identified a specific citation; ask a librarian for help if you have difficulty.
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  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Georgetown University

 
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)    
A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records provide citation information for questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more. Use the citation to identify the source document which may contain the full-text of an instrument. Some instruments will only be available for a fee from the developer.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 1 Simultaneous User

 
Lexis-Nexis - Academic Universe    
Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world, plus a wealth of legal, business, medical, and reference information.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage varies but generally 1980s to current.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Reed Elseviar Inc.
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MEDLINE (via PubMed with Dickinson links)    
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage Range: 1950's to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
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MedlinePlus    
Portal for finding reliable, up-to-date health information on the internet. Produced by the National Institutes of Health. A Spanish language version is available. Includes a drug information, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, medical news, and interactive health tutorials, and videos.
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  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

 
PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress    
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PILOTS includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health issues associated with traumatic events.
  • Coverage Range: 1871-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE)    
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE) provides more than 350,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population studies, family planning, women’s studies, and related environmental and health issues. Primarily English, but also includes many abstracts in French and Spanish. A limit to peer-reviewed articles feature is available. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and funded primarily by the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present (some of the materials indexed date back to 1886)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University

 
Population Index    
An annotated bibliography of published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics including migration, demographics, fertility, spatial distribution. Browse or Search.
  • Coverage Range: 1986 to 2000
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Princeton University

 
PsycARTICLES    
Database of full-text articles from journals published by the APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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PsycINFO    
A comprehensive index to international psychology literature in journals, books, and book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1887 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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PubMed (with Dickinson links)    
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. This special version includes Dickinson library's "Get It" links to additional full-text.
  • Coverage Range: 1950's to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Science, Technology and Medicine: 1780-1925, Parts 1-2    
Journals, books, reports, and personal documents for exploring a period of rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1780-1925
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
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Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)    
SciELO provides cooperative electronic publishing of science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals to meet the scholarly communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries. It provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scholarly literature. English, Spanish, and Portuguese search interfaces are available. Full-text will be in the language of the original publication.
  • Coverage Range: current and back issues of journals
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Scielo (Open access)

 
SciFinder Scholar    
NOTE: Available to current Dickinson affiliates only. FIRST TIME USERS must register to search this database. Contact the Sciences Liaison Librarian for information on how to register. SciFinder publishes the latest scientific breakthroughs. It is the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information with references from more than 10,000 currently published journals and patents from more than 61 patent authorities. Includes important scientific discoveries from the mid-1800s to the present. Allows searching on more than 56 million organic and inorganic substances by chemical structures, biological sequences, substructures or reactions.
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1800s to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: American Chemical Society
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  • 2 Simultaneous Users

 
Social Science Journals    
Includes a variety of scientific journals covering social science topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations.
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  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Social Sciences Premium Collection    
A combination of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics. Databases in the collection are: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), 1987-current; ERIC, 1966-current; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), 1951-current; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), 1973-current; PAIS International, 1914-current; PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, 1871-current; Criminal Justice, 1981-current; Education Journals, 1988-current; Political Science, 1985-current; Social Science Journals; Sociology, 1985-current; Social Services Abstracts, 1979-current; Sociological Abstracts, 1952-current; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, 1975-current.
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  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Social Services Abstracts    
Bibliographic coverage of research social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Contains abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. See also the Sociology database, which provides full text to some titles indexed here.
  • Coverage Range: 1979-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Sociology    
Covers journals in sociology and social work and has full text of some titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sociology Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)    
Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.
  • Coverage Range: 1987-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
SportDiscus with Full-Text    
Covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more.
  • Coverage Range: 1800-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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TOXNET    
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
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  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine

 
Web of Knowledge    
Simultaneously search Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus), BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Patents Index, Zoological Record, and MEDLINE.
  • Coverage Range: varies; mostly 1965 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
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