Databases for Research: Health

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Alt HealthWatch
(EBSCO) Provides information focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
British Pharmacopoeia Online(Please Note: Our licence is for 5 concurrent users only. Please click "Log out" when you are finished.)
(The Stationery Office (TSO)) Online access to the print version of British Pharmacopoeia, standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances.
CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature)
(EBSCO) Full-text research articles and clinical practice information in nursing and allied health disciplines.
Contact Canada Life Science Search EngineCanadian content
(Contact Canada) The online versions of Contact Canada's Pharma and BioPharma Canada, Canadian Medical Technologies, and Canadian Biotechnology print directories, providing company profiles, contact information, and industry statistics.
e-CPS - Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and SpecialtiesCanadian content
(Canadian Pharmacists Association) e-CPS is the online edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS). It contains information on proprietary and nonproprietary Canadian drugs for both medical specialists and patients. It also provides links to Health Canada advisories.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
(Gale) Provides access to all levels of health research from specific technical topics to general interest subjects including medicine, nutrition and fitness.
Health Source: Consumer Education Edition
(EBSCO) Provides access to information on many health topics including the medical sciences, psychology, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, health care law and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
(EBSCO) Provides access to information on many health topics including the medical sciences, nursing and allied health.
HighWire PressOpen Access database
(Stanford University Libraries) Provides access to over 2 million free online full-text articles, primarily in the life and physical sciences and medicine.
MEDLINE (EBSCO)Canadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to information related to the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.
Merck Index
(Pharmaceutical Press / MedicinesComplete) Provides information on chemical substances including basic elements, compounds, reactions, human and veterinary drugs, biologicals, and natural products.
Ovid (MEDLINE, EBM Reviews)(Minimum Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above or Firefox 3.0 and above)
(Wolters Kluwer) Provides access to a collection of health information resources.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
(ProQuest) Provides access to information from leading nursing and nursing related publications.
Psychology Collection
(Gale) Provides access to a broad range of sources on the subject of psychology.
PubMedOpen Access database
(National Center for Biotechnology Information) PubMed provides access to citations to journal articles included in MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE as well as general science and chemistry journal citations.
PubMed CentralOpen Access database
(National Center for Biotechnology Information) PubMed Central is a free digital archive of over 2 million articles from biomedical and life science journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ScienceDirect(Please note: Full-text is not available for all content. To limit to full-text, click Advanced Search > Source > Subscribed journals or Subscribed books (depending on what tab you are in).
(Elsevier) Provides users with access to a wide range of journal articles and full-text e-books in Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Computers and Technology, and the Social and Behavioural Sciences.
SMART Imagebase (Scientific and Medical Art)
(EBSCO) Thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions, and other topics.
STAT!Ref(Please Note: Our licence is for 5 concurrent users only.)
(Teton Data Systems) Provides access to healthcare resources in a variety of disciplines including: nursing, nutrition, oncology and more.
(Wolters Kluwer) Physician-authored, evidence-based clinical decision support resource for nursing and medical professionals and those seeking medical information. Includes the Lexi-Interact Online guide to drug interactions as well as various medical calculators.
USP-NF Online(Please Note: Our licence is for 3 concurrent users only.)
(United States Pharmacopeial Convention) Provides the latest U.S. FDA standards of identity, strength, quality, and purity for prescription and non-prescription drug ingredients and dosage forms, dietary supplements, medical devices and other healthcare products.
Vocational Studies Complete
(EBSCO) Vocational Studies Complete provides comprehensive coverage of many relevant programs of study at the College. It covers more than 2100 full-text journals as well as nearly 350 full-text books that deal with such diverse programs as alcohol and drug abuse counselling, computer and data processing, cosmetology, fashion design, law enforcement, paralegal studies, travel and tourism, and more.
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