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The items on the Information Resources page are databases available to Downstate users to assist in their research.
AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics and AccessSurgery are resources designed in particular for residents in those programs.
APA PsycNet is the online version of Psychological Abstracts. It, PsychiatryOnline and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection are particularly devoted to behavioral and social sciences. There is also a sub-database within Web of Knowledge devoted to the social sciences.
BMJ Best Health, Health and Wellness Resource Center, Health Source Consumer Edition and Natural Standard are resources that are developed with the layman in mind. They are good resources for patient education articles. Natural Standard is especially good for complementary and alternative therapies.
Britannica Online is the online version of Encylopedia Britannica.
CINAHL is the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health (you don't have to remember that). You're allied health. It is a database of articles committed to the non-medicine side of healthcare (although there is some overlap with PubMed). There is a lot of overlap in the coverage of CINAHL and PubMed. Both cover the nursing and allied health journal literature, though CINAHL indexes some journals in these fields that are not included in PubMed. PubMed provides more comprehensive coverage of the biomedical journal literature as a whole, though CINAHL does index some of the core clinical medical journals. Searching in CINAHL is covered in another section.
Clinical Evidence, Cochrane Library, FirstConsult, MDConsult, and UpToDate are databases devoted to evidence-based practice.
EBSCOHost, Elsevier ScienceDirect, and Wiley Interscience are collections of online journals. You can search across multiple online journals by accessing any of these databases. Elsevier ScienceDirect and Wiley Interscience provide only those journals produced by those publishers. While you can access the abstracts to all articles in these databases, you can access the full text only within those journals that the Library subscribes to.
EBSCOHost Research Databases, FirstSearch, Grolier, InfoTrac, and Lexis-Nexis are general interest databases covering a wide variety of disciplines as well as news and reference.
EMBASE and Web of Knowledge are databases devoted to the pure sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.). There is some overlap with PubMed in the areas of the biomedical sciences. Web of Knowledge also lets you track what subsequent articles have cited the article you're looking at.
ERIC and Professional Development Collection are databases devoted to the study of education.
Global Health is a public health database.
Harrison's INternal Medicine, Lange Self-Assessment Tool and Merck Manual are online medicine textbooks.
Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text access to over 500 scholarly journals.
IndexCat is a database for biomedical information published before 1914.
InfoShare is a statistics database for health and demographic statistics on the state, municipality, and census track levels.
Mental Measurements Yearbook is a database of questionnaires, surveys, and other evaluation instruments.
NetAnatomy and SpringerImages are visual catalogs.
NetLibrary is a collection of online books. There is a heavy emphasis on the humanities and social sciences. Health-related books are written with the layperson in mind.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a collection of essays presenting opposing views on a variety of topics.
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's version of Medline. It indexes clinical and biomedical literature. It indexes some journals in the area of nursing and allied health as well as complementary and alternative therapies. Searching PubMed is covered in detail in another section.