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If you need additional help selecting an article index for your topic, contact Hazel Plante, Liaison Librarian for Health Sciences ( / 778-782-4173).

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  1. Comprehensive coverage of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, including both full text articles and references. Full text titles date back to 1937.
  2. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
  3. Provides articles from worldwide biomedical and health literature, covering research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.
  4. Provides regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration.
  5. Combines seven of the most trusted Evidence Based Medicine Review resources into one.

Other Resources

  1. Articles from the journal club of the American College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal Group.
  2. Articles covering all areas of biology and medicine. Subscription does not include access to Current Reports.
  3. Articles on clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.
  4. Material safety databases maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. The Library only provides access to those databases found under WEB COLLECTIONS and the Western Legislation under "Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards". The Library does not provide access to the Supplementary information found in the Canadian ILO Encyclopedia, or CHEMpendium.
  5. Canadian health and public policy documents, and Canadian e-books. Includes three major components: Canadian Health Research, Canadian Public Policy documents, and fiction and non-fiction e-books from Canadian publishers.
  6. Provides abstracts of definitive controlled trials that have been identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration.
  7. Controlled trials from articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and reports related to health care and social interventions.
  8. Abstracts of systematic reviews from around the world on topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment.
  9. Previous editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).
  10. The 5th edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association. This is the standard diagnostic tool used by mental health professionals worldwide.
  11. E-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.
  12. Articles in biology and medicine by the worlds largest group of leading scientists and clinicians.
    Sign in for a personalized homepage, or click 'Article Recommendations' to bypass the sign in.
  13. Provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more from around the world.
  14. Provides information regarding complete and ongoing genome projects around the world.
  15. 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.
    SFU Authorized users can obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar Settings and clicking on Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Get@SFU and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text licensed by SFU Library.
  16. Evaluation and measurement tools, including questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, and tests, in health and psychosocial studies.
  17. Provides information on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions).
  18. Biomedical and life sciences video lectures.
  19. Articles on areas such as nursing and bioscience.
  20. Access to the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter, La Lettre Médicale and Reference Tables.
  21. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides access to abstracts and articles on biomedical research. Use this version if you are an alumni or extramural borrower or external user accessing this database from home. No login required.
  22. Bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents on the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
  23. This database provides cost-benefit analyses about health care interventions.
  24. Lists key books, articles, and other sources on a wide variety of subjects via annotated and curated bibliographies. An excellent starting point for locating important literature and scholarly sources on a topic. Focuses on the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  25. Index of current and retrospective literature on post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues resulting from traumatic events.
  26. Provides articles covering topics related to science, technology and medicine.
  27. World-wide articles, books, reports, theses, and newspaper articles on population, family planning and related health issues.
  28. An annotated bibliography on population topics covering books, journal articles, working papers, and other material. Produced by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
  29. Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and law.
  30. Articles from biomedical and life sciences.
  31. Specifically searches for articles about dietary supplements and related topics including, vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.
  32. Detailed index covering organic and inorganic chemistry. Includes patents. Provides access to chemical reactions and physical, chemical and bioactivity data.
  33. Research reports, books, articles, and audiovisual materials on physical, mental and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment and other issues related to people with disabilities.
  34. Canadian drug and therapeutic information for prescribing and managing drug therapy.
  35. Ebooks and journal articles on science and medicine, from Elsevier.
  36. A collection of chemical substances, reactions and literature references. Covers all aspects of chemistry (Chemical Abstracts online). NOTE: For use by current SFU faculty, staff and registered students only.
    Authorized users must register with a valid SFU email address in order to access SciFinder.
  37. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  38. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
  39. Systematic reviews, evidence-based synopses, articles, e-textbooks evidence related to evidence-based clinical practice.
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