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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).

Top Resources

  1. MEDLINE® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
  2. CINAHL Complete provides more than 1,300 full text journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.
  3. 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.
  4. Search all of OVID EBM Reviews at once.

Other Resources

  1. Full text of the ACP Journal Club (a publication of the American College of Physicians), and Evidence-Based Medicine (joint publication of the ACP and the British Medical Journal Group).
  2. Full text, peer reviewed research articles covering all areas of biology and medicine.
  3. Access to nearly 900 full text biomedical journals.
  4. Material safety databases maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
  5. Access to Canadian health and public policy documents, and Canadian e-books.
  6. The Cochrane Collaboration's register of controlled trials.
  7. Full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration. Access full reviews in the database by clicking on the "EBM Topic Review" link, just above the "Where can I get this?" button.
  8. A database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of health care and social interventions.
  9. Structured abstracts of systematic reviews from around the world.
  10. Access to previous editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
  11. Online access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association.
  12. This collection features e-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles. Includes titles published by Thieme Medical Publishing Inc., HCPro, Open International Publishing Limited, Oxford University Press, Sigma Theta Tau International, Springer Publishing Company and other health/nursing and medical-oriented publishers.
  13. Free online textbooks and articles for physicians and health care workers.
  14. Personalized recommendations of the best research articles in biology and medicine by the worlds largest group of leading scientists and clinicians. Fast and comprehensive identification and assessment of the best research articles in biology and medicine by the world’s largest group of leading scientists and clinicians. F1000Prime provides researchers with a personalized literature service using a collection of innovative tools and resources.
    Sign in for a personalized homepage, or click 'Article Recommendations' to bypass the sign in.
  15. A public health database focused on international health.
  16. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
    Should you encounter an error message, you can also obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar and clicking on More - Settings - Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text on publisher sites.
  17. Evaluation and measurement tools in health and psychosocial studies.
  18. The HTA database brings together details on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions).
  19. Animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts in Biomedical Sciences.
  20. A video journal for biological research.

    All journal sections of JoVE are available via PubMed Central after 24 months.

  21. Contains the full text of over 215+ journals published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW).
  22. The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to 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. identifies the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Online index to bibliographies in Cinema, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology,Linguistics, Literary Theory, Philosophy, Political science, Public Health, Renaissance & Reformation, Victorian Literature, etc. with a bibliographical essay on sources.
  25. World-wide literature on population, family planning and related health issues.
  26. Demographic literature
  27. A comprehensive Psychology research database. Over 3.9 million items indexed, including journal articles, books, and dissertations.
  28. PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  29. A repository of open access (freely available) articles published in life science journals where the research was funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH in the United States) research grant.
  30. This custom search of the PubMed database finds journal articles about dietary supplements. It replaces the IBIDS database.
  31. Reaxys has extensive coverage of quality and authoritative property, reaction, and workflow information in organic, inorganic and organometalic chemistry. Expert chemists carefully select journals and patents so that only high-quality, experimental data are included in Reaxys. Drawn from the Beilstein and Gmelin Databases.
  32. Bibliographic database on rehabilitation containing about 12,000 items from 1956 to present.
  33. Source for prescribing and managing drug therapy at the point of care, includes access to the CPS.
  34. Searchable collection of over 1700 journals housed on the publisher Elsevier's site.
  35. Covers all aspects of chemistry (Chemical Abstracts online). NOTE: For use by current SFU faculty, staff and registered students only.
  36. Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science.
  37. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas
  38. Search across a number of evidence-based specialist sources.
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