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Core Medical Resources: Finding Articles

Library Resources for Medicine

Video tour of the Health Sciences Digital Library

Finding Articles

Use the databases listed below to find citations (and sometimes, electronic full text) of journal articles.
Most library databases, including PubMed/MEDLINE, OSTMED, and PsycINFO require knowledge of Boolean Operators for effective searching. Boolean Operators is just a fancy name for the search connectors AND, OR, and NOT.

  Click HERE to access a Boolean Cheat Sheet (PDF).

  • MEDLINE (from PubMed)
    MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.

             Video Guide to retrieving full text articles in PubMed

    This version of MEDLINE through the Web of Science contains the same information found in PubMed, but is presented using a different interface.
    The European commercially produced counterpart to MEDLINE but includes indexing for an additional 1800 journals.  The MSU Libraries' subscription to EMBASE also includes the MEDLINE records but redundant records between the two databases are de-duplicated and only one entry is displayed.  Stronger in international and pharmaceutical sources.

  • Clinical Key  (formerly MDConsult)
    A unique and comprehensive electronic collection, MDConsult offers one-stop shopping for much medical information.  It includes over 900 full text books,  1000 e-journals, patient guides, and much more.
  • PsycINFO including PsycARTICLES 
    Contains summaries of the world's journal literature, of dissertations and technical reports, and of English-language chapters and books in psychology and related disciplines.
  • Global Health
    Global Health is a specialist international public health database for academics, researchers, public health practitioners, NGOs, policy makers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and students.
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments
    Health and Psychosocial Instruments features material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians that are discussed in journal articles, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques.


last updated:  2/6/14

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Abraham Wheeler
    MSU Libraries

    366 W. Circle Drive WG-1D

    East Lansing, MI 48824


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    Medical Librarian

    Andrea Kepsel
    MSU Libraries
    366 W Circle Drive
    Room WG-1i
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    (517) 884-0898
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