Staff ImageSubject Librarian: Caitlin Bakker
E-Mail: cjbakker@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: the information science concerning the analysis of medical data through the application of computers.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

PubMed Authentication Required

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

ACM (Association For Computing Machinery) Digital Library Authentication Required

Full text of most ACM journals and proceedings since 1950; also includes publications of affiliated organization.

CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

Engineering Village Authentication Required

Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required) This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

IEEE Xplore Authentication Required

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

PsycINFO Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

Scopus Authentication Required

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Web of Science Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Access Medicine Authentication Required

Electronic book (E-Book) collection of core basic sciences and clinical titles.

McGraw-Hill has notified us that there is a printing error that occurs in some book chapters within "AccessMedicine" where there is no response when the user clicks on the 'Print' icon for chapters. They have confirmed that the error happens periodically with random books within the database and the problem has been submitted to their developers and resolution is expected before the end of 2014. In the interim, their staff has povided the following workaround: "Instead of using the print button on the page you can right click the area you want to print and then choose "print" from the drop down menu." This workaround does not work in Mozilla's Firefox browser but it does work with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Clinical Key Authentication Required

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult. The html content for ebooks can be viewed without logging in to a personal account, but in order to view the PDF book chapters users are required to log in to ClinicalKey with a personal account.

Springer E-Books Authentication Required

Over 25,000 electronic books covering a wide range of disciplines. Some of the publishers include the following: Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Praxis, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS.

Library Web Sites

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

IEEE Xplore Authentication Required

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Electronic Journal Titles

Journal Titles

E-Journals Search

Use to search for electronic magazines, newspapers and journals that the University Libraries provide online. Please also see our Electronic Journal Collections.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations

INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science

INFORMS publishes 14 journals on topics in industrial engineering. Twelve are indexed in (and can be searched for using) Web of Science and Business Source Premier. INFORMS Transactions on Education is indexed in PsycINFO.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Address: Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Telephone: Reference: 612-626-3260; Circulation: 612-626-4045
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