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Use Databases to Find Articles
Medline via Pubmed This link opens in a new window
The largest and most comprehensive database
Gale OneFile: Health & Medicine
Formerly Health Reference Center Academic. Index to over 1200 periodicals, many in full text, covering a variety of medical fields. Also includes dictionary and medical encyclopedia articles, as well as drug information and patient education material. Many journals are peer-reviewed.
When Should I Use a Database?
Since Primo Library Search includes articles in its results, you may be wondering why you would bother to search in a journal article database. There are several reasons for using an individual database:
- Noise - Say you're looking for information on zombies (computers that distribute spam) and you find articles on the walking dead, philosophy, anthropology, and other subjects; using a database that specializes in computer literature lets you focus on your topic
- Bells and Whistles - Some databases have specialized subject headings and powerful search features; most let you search within the full text of articles
- Thoroughness - not all database articles are included in Primo Library Search, for technical reasons; Education Full Text and CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and the databases on the Databases on the Web guide are not included in the Library Search
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: REF 808.02 P96 2020
Publication Date: 2020
The official guide to the current (7th) format.
Our APA Pages
Guide gives examples of various electronic resources to which Chemeketa subscribes.
What's this DOI Stuff?
Explains what DOI means and how to use it, with what to do when there isn't one.
The official U.S. Food and Drug Administration site for information about drugs. Searchable or browsable by drug name. In addition to active ingredients and dosage information, the site gives the drug's label and approval process history.
Merck Manual Professional Version
Look for medical topics, symptoms, drugs, and procedures. Also includes news.
Monthly pharmacy publication. Includes information for students.
This site, designed by a pharmacist, has information on over three thousand prescription drugs, including a list of the top two hundred drugs prescribed. Searchable by drug name. A description of each drug and its ingredients and information for patients is included. Also includes a searchable medical dictionary.