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Health Sciences: Medical - professional resources

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photo man's chest clad in medical clothingThese MEDICAL resources are appropriate for Health Sciences and Nursing assignments. Find journal articles in databases, watch streaming videos, use books on the shelf and online, and check out some credible web resources, including PubMed. Improve your search when you use Medical Search Terms.

For health and wellness information oriented towards the nonprofessional and general population use the Health – consumer resources tab.

Go to Get help for info on contacting the library, AMA citation styles, and finding credible and reputable websites. Links to other research guides of interest to Health Sciences students field are available in Related Research Guides. These guides open in a new tab.

Find journal articles

These library subscription databases contain academic and professional journals used by practitioners in the field.

Streaming videos

Books on the shelf and online

Books on the shelves

Browse the R section for medical books and the Q section for science books.  Or use "Pioneer Search - In the Library" to search for books by title or subject.

Books online

The library provides access to books online through our subscription resources.

Web resources

These resources are NOT library databases, but are credible and reputable resources. Full-text access may NOT be available for all resources.

Medical Search Terms

Professional language is very important when searching for articles and books on medical topics. Use medical terminology for your search terms. Improve your search by using MeSH.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

MeSH is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching. Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE/PubMed article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings.

Search the MeSH vocabulary to find the correct medical terminology for your topic or topics before you begin your search in a database. Many medical and health sciences databases include a MeSH thesaurus or index or you can search the official MeSH site below.

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