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Databases (for Bethel Users)

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
Designed for doctors, research scientist, students and clinical specialists, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. All titles included in the Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition are indexed in MEDLINE. (Source: vendor website)
CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,600 current nursing and allied health journals and other publications dating back to 1982 and contains over 700,000 records. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, this database covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Examples of titles offered in CINAHL include: AANA Journal, California Hospitals, Gastroenterology Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Paediatric Nursing, Parents, etc. In addition, CINAHL offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. This database also provides full text for 56 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations,critical paths, drug records, research instruments, clinical trials.(Source: vendor website)
Health Business FullTEXT
This database provides full text coverage for nearly 130 well-known administrative journals. Critical for hospital administrators and managers, this database includes publications covering the business of health care administration and much more. (Source: vendor website)
Health Reference Center Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. -- NOTE: Uses INSPIRE interface.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.(Source: vendor website)
Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Journalof the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum,Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs,hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975. (Source: vendor website)
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR. Examples of publications covered in MEDLINE include: Accident and Emergency Nursing, Addiction, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Medicine, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, etc. (Source: vendor website)
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. (Source: INSPIRE)
Ovid : LWW Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection
Ovid's Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collections provides full text access to 69 journals published by Lippincott. The primary subject focus of this journal package is in the areas of nursing and medicine. Ovid provides keyword, author, and title search capabilities, but it does not include indexing and abstracting services.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

Online Resources (free to All Users)

American Indian Health: an Information Portal to Issues Affecting the Health and Well-being of American Indians
This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.(Source: WorldCat)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public health news, health topics A-Z, traveler's health update, publications, software and products, data and statistics, information on diseases, prevention guidelines, and links to related internet resources.(Source: WorldCat)
Drugs@FDA provides one place where you can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs. The main uses of Drugs@FDA are: Finding labels for approved drug products. Finding generic drug products for a brand name drug product. Finding therapeutically equivalent drug products for a brand name or generic drug product. Finding consumer information for drugs approved after 1998. Finding all drugs with a specific active ingredient. Viewing the regulatory history of an approved drug. A database listing most brand name and generic drug products approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 1939, including prescription and over-the-counter human drugs currently approved for sale in the United States, as well as discontinued drugs. "The majority of labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved from 1998 to the present." Browsable, or searchable by drug name, active ingredient, company, FDA action date, and more.(Source: WorldCat)
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. (Source: website)
Provides Web links to information on global health including the link between domestic and international health issues. Data resources includes information by country, world health statistics, and links to fact sheets about each country. Also includes a section on international travel.(Source: WorldCat)
Healthfinder: Your Guide to Reliable Health Information
Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health information Web site from the United States Government. This site, launched April 15, 1997, contains selected health and human services information resources such as online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. Health and human services topics covered range from Alzheimer's to women's health; programs like Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, and Welfare; information on drug safety, food labeling, food safety, and nutrition; and clinical preventive services, public health, and medicine.(Source: WorldCat)
Indiana Department of Health's Reports and Statistics Page
This website contains links to hundreds of statistics sites on the web. Some types of statistics covered are health, economics, education, and international. It's a good source to start the search for statistics.
MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You
Presents up-to-date health care information, selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, for use by health care consumers and health professionals. Hundreds of health topics are listed alphabetically and are also grouped into 32 groups. PubMed database searches, with the search queries already formulated, can be initiated from any of the health topics in order to search for more information. Web links are also provided to dictionaries, sites about doctors and dentists, hospitals, organizations, clearinghouses, databases, consumer health publications (some written in Spanish), and libraries. Website was launched by NLM on October 22, 1998. "MEDLINEplus offers free public searches to MEDLINE, long the premier bibliographic database for medical information, as well as access to a vast amount of other information for the health care consumer. There are seven major access points: 'Health Topic, ' Dictionaries, ' 'Search Database, ' 'Clearinghouses, ' 'Directories, ' 'MEDLINE, ' 'Organizations, ' 'Publications/News, ' and 'Libraries.' By selecting a particular Health Topic, a user may access Internet resources from government agencies or private sites such as Mayo Health Oasis. A notable limitation of this site is the fact that many documents retrieved in searches of the MEDLINE database itself are not freely available."--Reviewed Feb. 25, 1999. "Best Free Reference Web Sites 1999," RUSA Quarterly, Fall 1999. Comp. by the MARS Best Free Websites Committee, RUSA, ALA. (Source: WorldCat)
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Presents the full-text of the "Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy"  published by Merck and Co., Inc. in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Offers searchable medical information. (Source: WorldCat)
National Center for Health Statistics
This site is a storehouse for national health statistics. Though some state statistics are available, it does not focus on state statistics. For Indiana Health Statistics go to the Indiana Department of Health's Data and Statistics page.
The Nutrition Source: Knowledge for Healthy Eating
The aim of the Nutrition Source Web site is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public. The Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition covers latest information on fiber, fats, calcium, carbohydrates, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and nutritional pyramids. (Source: WorldCat)
PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. (Source: website)
Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links
Presents a collection of annotated links to articles, bibliographies, newsgroups, and other resources providing insight on how various groups view medical and health issues. The site is divided into four sections: General Resources; Religious Groups (Amish, Christian Science, Morman, Islam, etc.); Ethnic Groups ( African American, Hispanic, Native American, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.... (Source: WorldCat)
The NWHIC provides a gateway to federal and other women's health information resources. This site links to women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies, and private sector resources.(Source: WorldCat)
World Health News
World Health News offers a combination of original reporting and a digest of news stories and commentaries from newspapers and magazines worldwide on pressing issues in public health. It includes special features prepared by the Harvard School of Public Health, such as videotaped interviews with experts, as well as access to radio and television coverage of important breaking public health news stories from websites of leading news organizations. (Source: website)