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, including help links.
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). Access note*
- ClinicalKey for Nursing
Formerly Mosby's Nursing Consult, ClinicalKey for Nursing 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. Includes Journals, Books, Procedures, Patient Education, and more. Learn more about ClinicalKey for Nursing. Access note*
- 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 Plus
DynaMed Plus 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 Plus. Access note*
Now through Ovid, Embase is an index to international pharmacological and biomedical literature from over 8,500 journals from 70 countries (including 2,900 journals not indexed in MEDLINE). Includes Embase Classic which has over 1.8 million additional records and spans the years from 1947 to 1973.
Dates covered: 1947 - present
- Epocrates Online Premium
Clinical drug database. Includes interactions, dosing calculators, formularies, alternative medicine, Pill IDs, and more.
- 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. Access note*
- 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.
Dates covered: 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
Only authorized users who are competent healthcare professionals who rely on their clinical discretion and judgment in diagnosis and treatment may use the content for medical diagnosis or treatment purposes. 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. Access note*
- 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. Access note*
- 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. Access note*
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 (New)
New version of the online bibliographic management system which allows users to gather, manage, store & share references as well as generate citations & bibliographies. Learn more about the transition to the New RefWorks.
- RefWorks (Legacy)
Online bibliographic management system which allows users to gather, manage, store & share references as well as generate citations & bibliographies. Learn more about Legacy RefWorks.
ScienceDirect contains full text articles related to medicine and the sciences from hundreds of journals published by Elsevier and its subsidiaries. Access note*
- 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: 1900 - present
*Login access to this health and life sciences resource is available to members of the Georgetown University Medical Center community (GUMC) only. Walk-up access is available to all GU students, faculty, and staff in Dahlgren Memorial Library 24/7, 365 days per year.