Health Sciences

Most Important Databases:

CINAHL with Full Text

Nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Includes evidence-based care information.

Coverage:1981 to present           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Cochrane Library

A compilation of six databases, of importance to the practice of evidence-based medicine. Designed to provide evidence to help inform health care providers decide on the best treatment for a condition or disease by identifying all controlled trials of interventions for a particular condition and reviewing the results to see which work best. 

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library


This free medical index is produced by the National Library of Medicine and covers journals in all areas of medicine.


Academic Search Complete 

This is a good starting place for finding articles on almost any topic. Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Other Helpful Databases:

Consumer Health Complete

Resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Credo Reference

Full-text online reference. Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference books and encyclopedias in electronic format. Titles cover a wide range of subjects, from the arts to medicine, and from multicultural studies, religion, philosophy, and theology to social science. 

Coverage:  1999 -         Paid for by Greenlease Library


JSTOR provides an archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies, and many of the sciences. A moving end-date wall excludes the most recent 2-5 years of currently available journals.

Coverage:   Varies. End-date wall excludes most recent 2-5 years of titles        Paid for by Greenlease Library


Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine,MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library


Source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library


Resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

Coverage:           Paid for by Greenlease Library

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