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Health Sciences: Medical - professional resources

Resources for both health sciences students and students needing health information for English essays

photo man's chest clad in medical clothingThese MEDICAL resources are appropriate for Health Sciences and Nursing assignments.

Find journal articles in databases. Improve your search results when you use Medical Search Terms. Research in PubMed and more credible websites. Use books on the shelf and online or watch streaming videos.

For health and wellness information oriented towards the nonprofessional and general population use the Health – consumer resources tab. Resources on AMA and APA citation styles are available on the Get help page.

Find journal articles

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

Medical Search Terms (MeSH)

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 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.

PubMed and more

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

Find 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 online books through these subscription resources.

Watch streaming videos

The streaming video collections have career information for the medical and health fields plus general videos on various medical and health topics.

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