Subject Librarian: Lois Hendrickson
E-Mail: l-hend@umn.edu
Subject Description:This subject covers: the history of medical theory and practice from the earliest times to the recent past.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

America: History and Life Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

HST: 1976-to date Includes articles about the history of science in all historical periods. Includes such subjects as magic, alchemy, etc., as well as more modern concepts of science.

IndexCat

Digital version of the printed "Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office. Includes all five series of the publication.

JSTOR Authentication Required

Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.

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.

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.

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Covers the most of the sciences, including veterinary medicine and zoology. Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 70% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work. Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "8,850 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines." Impact factors for many journals is also available. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

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.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Morton's medical bibliography : an annotated check-list of texts illustrating the history of medicine

Wangensteen Reference ZWB100 M891 1991

A listing of the "firsts" in medicine as they appeared in the literature. Includes name and subject indices.

The history of surgery in the United States

Wangensteen Library Reference WO11 AA1 R9h 1988 Bio-Medical Library WO11 AA1 R9h 1988

In two volumes. Volume 1 covers textbooks, monographs, and treatises; Volume 2 covers periodicals and pamphlets. Both volumes are heavily illustrated.

Women in medicine: a bibliography of the literature on women physicians

Wangensteen Reference ZW21 W872 1977 Bio-Medical Library ZW21 W872 1977 Wilson Library Reference R692 .W66x 1977

Includes bibliographic entries as well a biographical information on women practitioners dating back to the beginning of recorded history; includes cites for medical education and graduate medical education. Educational topics include statistics, how women should acquire a medical education and educational trends.

Catalogs

Library Catalog

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Provides authoritative, in-depth biographical articles on deceased scientists from classical antiquity to modern times. Each article includes bibliographies of works by and about the scientist who is the subject of the article. For biographical information on living scientists, check American Men and Women of Science or other sources.

Encyclopedias

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

WZ13 C737 1993<BR> BIO-MED Wangensteen (Reference); BIO-MED Reference

Essays covering the definition of and the development of understanding of various aspects of health care over many centuries.

Encyclopedia of Medical History

WZ13 M478e 1985<BR> BIO-MED Wangensteen (Reference); BIO-MED

Historical encyclopedia of nursing

Wangensteen Reference WY13 S673h 1999

Includes biographical info in addition to such topics as public health nursing, African-American nurses, gender issues in nursing, ancient, medieval, and early renaissance nursing, war nursing, and midwifery.

General Reference Works

Medical Discoveries

BIO-MED Reference (Consumer Health) WZ13 M489 1997

subtitle: Medical Breakthroughs and the People Who Developed Them

Medical Discoveries : Who and When

BIO-MED Reference WZ13 S352m 1959; VETERINARY MEDICINE 610.9 Sch54

Medieval and Renaissance medicine

Wangensteen Library Reference WZ54 G662m 1959 Bio-Medical Library WZ54 G662m 1959

Names of body parts in English, 1400-1550

Wangensteen Reference QS15 N853n 1998

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 Authentication Required

This collection showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Early American Imprints Series I: Evans (1639-1800) Authentication Required

Every book, pamphlet, serial, and other printed work of significance published in America 1639 - 1800 with 36,000 items and 2.4 million page images when complete. Based on Charles Evans, American Bibliography with additions from Roger Bristol's Supplement.

Web Sites

Images from the History of Medicine

mages from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

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

Chicago Manual of Style Online Authentication Required

The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. The Libraries have access to 16th and 17th editions.


Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Non-circulating rare and historical works in the health and biological sciences from 15th century to 1920.
Campus: East Bank, Minneapolis
Address: 568 Diehl Hall
Telephone: 626-6881
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/wangensteen
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/wangensteen/research-help
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/DiehlH/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/wangensteen/hours

Secondary Subject Location(s)

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
Main URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
Reference URL: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed/services/reference
Map URL: http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/DiehlH/index.html
Hours URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections/biomed/hours