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StarBest Bet Databases in Health & Medicine

Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature includes journal articles and other material on nursing and allied health fields, 1982-present.
Also known as: Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
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PubMed Star
National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1966-present. Public access version.
Also known as: MEDLINE
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Web of Science Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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PsycINFO Star
Citations and abstracts for psychology journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, 1800’s-present.
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Additional Databases in Health & Medicine

Book Citation Indexes
Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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Cochrane Library
Evidence-based information about medical treatments and therapies, designed for medical caregivers and patients.
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CQ Researcher
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies. Produced by Congressional Quarterly, 1923-present.
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Education Journals
Articles from 550 periodicals in the field of primary, secondary and higher education, 1988-present.
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Education journal articles (EJ references) and ERIC documents (ED references), 1967-present. EDs before 1997 are in Microforms, Floor 3. Public access version.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Google Scholar
Use within UMass’ IP range to access many UMass online journal subscriptions. In Scholar Preferences, you can choose to export citations to RefWorks bibliographic manager.
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Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Citations to articles which discuss or (occasionally) reprint tests and measures in the social sciences and various health fields, 1985-present
Also known as: HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)
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Health Reference Center Academic
Journal articles and health-related pamphlets, and entries from selected reference publications relating to health and allied health, 1996-present.
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National Technical Information Service: NTIS
Citations to government-sponsored technical research from agencies, academia, and industry. For access to full text, ask Gov Docs staff (545-6895) to check Library�s large uncataloged collection of NTIS reports on microfiche.
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PubMed Central
National Library of Medicine's archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Coverage varies; earliest journal is 1937-present; most are 2001-present.
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Sage Journals
More than 645 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, 1999-present.
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A site that organizes access to agriculture, computer, health, energy and other scientific information from U.S. government agencies. Current.
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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Evidence-based, physician-authored healthcare guidelines for point-of-care decisions.
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The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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