Health & Medicine Databases
Recommended starting places
1982-present. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) covers journals, books, and other materials in nursing and several allied health fields. Pre-CINAHL, a companion database, provides current awareness of new journal articles, and enables users to gain access to article citations that are in the process of being added to CINAHL.
Colorado Health Information Dataset
This site contains vital statistics, cancer incidence, pregnancy risk factors, injuries and survey data from the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey and the Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors Surveillance Survey and the Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors Survey for the State of Colorado and its counties.
1872-present. Covers both journal and book literature in psychology.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System
National survey of self-reported health-related behavior (i.e. drug, alcohol, tobacco use, frequency of physical exams, etc.). Data for the U.S. as a whole and for individual states.
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (EBSCOhost)
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a database of controlled trials and other healthcare interventions that serves as the best available resource for those preparing and maintaining systematic reviews or searching for trials.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBSCOhost)
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews indexes reviews of research in healthcare and health policy. Cochrane Reviews base their findings on the results of trials which meet certain quality criteria, since the most reliable studies will provide the best evidence for making decisions about health care.
Cochrane Methodology Register (EBSCOhost)
The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions. The register includes journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts and reports of ongoing methodological research.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCOhost)
1985-present. Information about measurement instruments in the health and psychosocial sciences.
Magill's Medical Guide
6th edition. An easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCOhost)
Mental Measurements Yearbook contains descriptive information and reviews of commercially available standardized educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement, and intelligence tests. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, print, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
Nursing and Allied Health Source (ProQuest)
Full-text journals and dissertations in nursing and the allied health fields, as well as Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets from the Joanna Briggs Institute.
ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
Articles from leading health and medical journals, designed to serve a wide range of people who need health information, from hospital administrators to medical professionals to consumers.
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