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Databases for Health Research

Find the most timely and accurate health information using these specialized research databases and websites.

Need access to the full text of an article? We may be able to obtain it for you through Interlibrary Loan.

Use the U.S. Census website to find data about communities.

United States Census

Use this resource if: You’re doing research on community demographics (or if you’re interested in learning more about your community). This resource is run by the United States Census Bureau. Learn how to use this resource.

Health and Wellness Resource

Use this resource if: You’re working on a school project about a health topic, or you want to take a deep dive into a health topic. This resource contains encyclopedia entries, magazine and newspaper articles, and videos.

Health and Medicine

Use this resource if: You’re looking for clinical reports and peer-reviewed articles for a paper or project.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a great resource for basic health information.

Use this resource if: You need a quick and easy way to check on a symptom, learn more about a diagnosis, or want to check the side effects of a medication. Take a tour of the website.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Use this resource if: You’re conducting health and medical research and its effect on nursing practices and processes.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Use this resource if: You need peer-reviewed articles and trade journals for physical therapy and sports medicine practices.

Psychology Collection

Use this resource if: You’re beginning your research on a psychology-related topic and are looking for peer-reviewed articles, magazine articles (such as Psychology Today), and newspaper articles.

PubMed

Use this resource if: You’re searching for scholarly articles, clinical trials, and reports covering health and medicine.

Unsure of where to start? Contact the Health Librarian for assistance!