Core Databases

These databases contain information applicable to a wide variety of topics in the health and biomedical sciences. View all databases on this A-Z Guide.

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) via EBSCOhost
    CINAHL provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Learn more about CINAHL, include help links.
  • ClinicalKey
    This comprehensive resource includes Journals, Books, Practice Guidelines, Patient Education, Drug Information, Multimedia, and more. An individual account might be needed to access some content (eBook chapter PDFs) and features (Reading List and Presentation Maker).
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBM Reviews)
    Includes the full text of the Cochrane Collaboration’s regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.
  • DynaMed
    DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. Learn more about DynaMed.
  • Embase
    Index to international pharmacological and biomedical literature from over 8,400 journals from 70 countries. Contains over 28 million Embase and MEDLINE records (duplicate citations removed).
    Dates covered: 1960’s - present
  • Epocrates Online Premium
    Clinical drug database. Includes interactions, dosing calculators, formularies, alternative medicine, Pill IDs, and more.

    For Epocrates Plus mobile access and instructions, click here. [NetID required].

  • First Consult
    Now within ClinicalKey. Evidence-based medicine tool with key information on differential diagnoses, medical conditions, procedures, and patient education. Learn more about First Consult.
  • Global Health Database
    This database covers the following aspects of human health and disease: communicable, tropical and parasitic diseases, human nutrition, community and public health, medicinal and poisonous plants, and more.
    Coverage: 1973 - Present
  • Google Scholar
    Searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
    This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). Learn more the JBI Database.
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    Evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 6,400 leading international science journals from the Thomson Scientific database. Shows the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, the leading journals in a field and the most published articles in a field. Science edition only.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    Contains citations and abstracts of the biomedical literature dating back to the mid 1940's. Includes over 24 million citations in over 40 languages.
    Dates covered: 1946 - present
  • MEDLINE (PubMed)
    Provides access to citations from MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE, some general science and chemistry journals, and life science journals that submit full text to PubMedCentral and receive a qualitative review by NLM. Also provides access and links to Entrez molecular biology resources. Entrez is the text-based search and retrieval system used at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for services including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, OMIM, and many others.
    Dates covered: 1946 - present
  • Micromedex (NetID required)
    Contains referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. The CareNotes System provides patient information in Spanish and English. Learn more about Micromedex.
  • Natural Medicines
    This database provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Learn more about Natural Medicines.
  • Nursing Consult
    Mosby's Nursing Consult is an evidence-based medicine tool which brings the leading Nursing resources together in one integrated online service to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. Learn more about Nursing Consult.
  • Nursing Reference Center
    Nursing Reference Center (NRC) provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, and nurse faculty. Learn more about NRC.
  • Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector (OGGAD)
    Created by Dr. Carlos A. Suárez-Quian, this resource contains 2,000 original photographs of cadavers (superficial to deep), 25 dissection videos, and 300 interactive, multi-labeled flash cards.
  • PsycINFO
    Bibliographic database covering psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, including medicine psychiatry, nursing, and sociology. Coverage is international and includes journals, books, dissertations, and reports.
    Dates covered: 1806 - present, updated weekly
  • RefWorks
    Online bibliographic management system which allows users to gather, manage, store & share references as well as generate citations & bibliographies. Learn more about RefWorks.
  • ScienceDirect
    ScienceDirect contains full text articles related to medicine and the sciences from hundreds of journals published by Elsevier and its subsidiaries.
  • Web of Science
    Includes: 1) Science Citation Index Expanded, a sciences journal literature index that covers 150 disciplines, indexes over 6,400 journals, and contains cited and cited by references and 2) Social Sciences Citation Index, a journal literature index of the social sciences that fully indexes over 1,700 journals in 50 disciplines and selectively indexes relevant items from over 3,300 titles in renown scientific and technical journals.
    Dates covered: 1980 - present