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Electronic Resources





SIUSM Restricted to current SIU School of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and residents. Guests are welcome to visit the Medical Library and conduct their research at library workstations.

PUBLIC Freely available to the general public via the Internet.


Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) SIUSM

A multi-disciplinary database with some full text available.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) user name/password required SIUSM

OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Some full text available.

Business Search Elite (EBSCOhost) SIUSM

This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications.

ClinicalKey SIUSM

A comprehensive medical resource including ebooks, ejournals, multimedia, drug information, patient handouts, and practice guidelines.

Clinical PharmacologySIUSM

A comprehensive source of current drug information. Includes drug monographs, patient education handouts, and drug identification.

The Cochrane Library SIUSM

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence for medical decision making.

Cases Database PUBLIC

Case reports included in Cases Database come from all of BioMed Central and cover all topics in medicine. Free, but registration is required to access all the features.

Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost SIUSM

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.


An evidence-based, clinical reference tool for use at the point of care by physicians and other health care professionals.

EBSCOhost Research Databases SIUSM

Starting page for choosing to search within a single or multiple databases.


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

Essential Evidence Plus SIUSM

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

FirstSearch: SIUSM user name/password requiredSign in to choose from the following databases:

  • 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) SIUSM

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact to the environment with multidisciplinary coverage of agriculture, education, law, health and technology .

Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) SIUSM

This database provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) SIUSM

A major source of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Integrated Medical Curriculum SIUSM

Online resource with courses covering topics taught in the first two years of medical school. Includes in-depth text coverage, animations, streaming audio and video, realistic photos and illustrations, interactive quizzes, and much more.

Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science) SIUSM

Evaluate and compare journals using impact factors.


This version of MEDLINE contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCOHost) SIUSM

Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government and contains full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.

PapersFirst (FirstSearch) SIUSM user name/password required

Papers presented at conferences wordwide.

Proceedings (FirstSearch) SIUSM user name/password required

An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOHost) SIUSM

Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Full text is available for many of the items.


Search for citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. SIUSM users may use the Find-it button to access full-text and Interlibrary Loan request forms.

PubMed Central (PMC) PUBLIC

A 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 PUBLIC

Guides prepared by SIUSM Medical Library reference staff.


An evidence-based, clinical decision support resource which supports point-of-care decisions.

Web of Science 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)

This index to scholarly articles in the arts, sciences and social sciences includes the list of sources cited in each article. The cited reference search option can often locate relevant articles that cannot be found through traditional searching techniques


E-Journals A-Z List


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 SIUSM

Multimedia collection includes videos and images

Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE PUBLIC

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: SIUSM

JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine

JoVE General

JoVE Neuroscience

Medline Plus: Videos and Tutorials PUBLIC

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