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Essential Research Tools


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database. Over 600 journals cover the health fields. (from EBSCO)

1975-current | Some full text 


Alt HealthWatch

Focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes peer-reviewed journals and reports, as well as pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. (from EBSCO)

1984-current | some full text 


CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Provides full text for nursing and allied health journals indexed in CINAHL Plus. Additional materials include full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules.

1937-current | Full text 


Consumer Health Complete

Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, books, reports, and pamphlets. (from EBSCO)

Full text 


Health Source: Consumer Edition

Rich collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Provides access to some 80 full text, consumer health magazines, as well as to health reference books and encyclopedias. (from EBSCO)

Full text 


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. (from EBSCO)

Some full text 


MedLinePlus

Brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Some full text


Public Library of Science

PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open-access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles.

Full text


PubMed/MEDLINE

Scholarly index produced by the National Library of Medicine with articles on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and more.

Some full text


Sage Journals

Access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1847–current | Some full text


ScienceDirect

One of the world’s largest provider of scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific, technical, and medical literature. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well. 

Some full text


Science Reference Center

Designed for the general reader and high school students, a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. (from EBSCO)

Full text 


 
Also Useful

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.

1923-current | Full text


Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


WorldCat

 From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

Catalog records


 
 
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