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. DML's Electronic Resources Policy outlines responsible use of all of our electronic resources.

  • 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. Access note*
  • 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). 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*
  • Clinical Overview
    Formerly known as First Consult and provided by ClinicalKey. An evidence-based medicine tool with key information on differential diagnoses, medical conditions, procedures, and patient education.  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. Access note*
  • 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*
  • Embase
    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. Access note*
  • Epocrates Plus (mobile app)
    Clinical drug database. Includes interactions, dosing calculators, formularies, alternative medicine, Pill IDs, and more.

    For mobile access and instructions, check the Medical Apps Guide 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. Access note*
    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. Access note*
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    Evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 3,300 US and international publishers. 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 the sciences, technology and social sciences. Access note*
  • 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 (now called IBM Micromedex)
    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 IBM 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*
  • 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. Access note*
    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.
  • ScienceDirect
    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.