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Electronic Resources

Databases and Medical Information Resources

restricted to current SIU School of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and residents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FirstSearch - Sign in to choose from the following databases: 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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).

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

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

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

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:

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.

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.

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

JoVE Medicine

JoVE General

JoVE Neuroscience

MedlinePlus: Videos and Tutorials

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