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Medical Library / Information & Communication Sciences

Electronic Resources

SIUSM Restricted to current SIU School of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and residents.

PUBLIC Freely available to the general public via the Internet.

Databases and Medical Information Resources

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) - Multi-disciplinary,includes peer-reviewed journals. SIUSM

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) - General, some full text. SIUSM user name/password required

Business Search Elite (EBSCOhost) - Business, full text for over 1,000 business publications.SIUSM

Cases Database - Medical case reports from BioMed Central. Free, but registration is required for full access. PUBLIC

Clinical Pharmacology - Drug information, drug monographs, patient education handouts, and drug identification. SIUSM

ClinicalKey - Medical, includes ebooks, ejournals, multimedia, drug information, patient handouts, and practice guidelines. SIUSM

Cochrane Library - Evidence-based,high-quality, independent evidence for medical decision making. SIUSM

Consumer Health Complete ( EBSCOhost) - Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. SIUSM

DynaMed (EBSCOHost) Evidence-based, clinical reference tool for point of care use by health care professionals. SIUSM

EBSCOhost Research Databases Multi-disciplinary.Search within a single or multiple databases. SIUSM

ERIC (EBSCOhost) - ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) provides access to education literature and resources. SIUSM

Essential Evidence Plus - Evidence-based medicine, point-of-care resource. SIUSM

FirstSearch - Sign in to choose from the following databases: SIUSM user name/password required

  • ArticleFirst: General, some full text available
  • ClasePeriodica: Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities, some full text
  • ContentsFirst: General
  • EBooks database: OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
  • ERIC: Education
  • GPO: Government Publications
  • IllinoisCatalog: OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries
  • MEDLINE: All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
  • OAIster: Union catalog of digital resources from open archive collections, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, and movies
  • PapersFirst - Papers presented at conferences wordwide
  • ProceedingsFirst: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
  • WorldAlmanac: General
  • WorldCat : OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
  • WorldCat Dissertations: Dissertations and theses available in WorldCat

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOHost) - Multi-disciplinary, with images, brief biographies and subject information. SIUSM

GreenFILE (EBSCOHost) - Environmental, including climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. SIUSM

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) - Medical sciences, food sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. SIUSM

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) - Includes coverage of medical disciplines in scholarly journals and drug information for consumers.SIUSM

Integrated Medical Curriculum - Covers topics taught in the first two years of medical school. Includes animations, streaming audio and video, realistic photos and illustrations, and interactive quizzes. SIUSM

Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science) - Journal Impact factors. Evaluate and compare journals using impact factors. SIUSM

The Medical Letter - includes The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics,Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter, The Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy, and Drug Interactions Program.


MEDLINE Complete (EBSCOhost) - Biomedical, includes full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index. SIUSM

Military & Government Collection (EBSCOHost) - Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government and contains full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. SIUSM

PapersFirst (FirstSearch) - Papers presented at conferences wordwide. SIUSM user name/password required

Proceedings (FirstSearch) - Index of worldwide conference proceedings. SIUSM user name/password required

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOHost) - Education, includes educational reports and peer-reviewed journals. SIUSM

PubMed@SIUMED - Biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. SIUSM users can access full-text and Interlibrary Loan request forms with the Find-It button. PUBLIC

PubMed Central (PMC) - Free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). PUBLIC

Subject Guides - Guides prepared by SIUSM Medical Library reference staff. PUBLIC

UpToDate - Evidence-based clinical decision support resource for point-of-care decisions. SIUSM

Web of Science - Arts, sciences and social sciences, cited reference searching. SIUSM

The Web of Science Core Collection includes the following:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1956-present)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)



E-Journals A-Z List

Videos and Multimedia

Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Collections:SIUSM

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III

Health and Society in Video

Nursing Education in Video

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video

The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy

ClinicalKey - Multimedia collection includes videos and images. SIUSM

Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE - Articles from this journal are usually available in PMC after a 24-month delay (embargo). Some articles may be available sooner. PUBLIC

The Medical Library's subscription provides access to content from these sections: SIUSM

JoVE Medicine

JoVE General

JoVE Neuroscience

MedlinePlus: Videos and Tutorials PUBLIC

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