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Here, we provide information of major scientific databases which all researchers should access for comprehensive literature search.
PUBMED/MEDLINE-Most Comprehensive Database
US National Library of Medicine’s database of references to more than 16 million articles published in 5000 biomedical journals
• medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health and pre-clinical sciences
• currently includes references to articles from 1950s to the present
• free online www.pubmed.gov
• bibliographic database with author-provided abstracts
• added indexing terms from MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) thesaurus
Must understand PubMed to get comprehensive results
Search Aids available directly from PubMed sidebar by clicking: “Help”-online book “Tutorial”-web-based & interactive Distance Education Program Resources available at
Science Direct’s extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron.
The world’s most authoritative online books and journals merge on ScienceDirect to provide the comprehensive and reliable content that researchers need and the accessibility and searchability that researchers want, but cannot get from using printed works alone.
More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect.
Web link: www.sciencedirect.com
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 300 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly:
• Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web.
• Find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre prints and journals that other search engines miss.
• Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers.
Web link: http://www.scirus.com/
Intute is a free online service providing with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. The database contains around 115459 records.
Web link: http://www.intute.ac.uk/
Toxnet-cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health & related areas –National Library of Medicine (NLM) –
Web link: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
Embase–Pharmacological & Biomedical literature
• key clinical medicine database,
• also includes drug side effects/interactions, toxicology, biotechnology, medical devices, health policy/management, public/occupational/environmental health, & alternative/complementary medicine –
Web link: www.embase.com
Directory of Open Access Journals
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
• Subject: all scientific and scholarly subjects are covered
• Types of resource: scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.
Web link: http://www.doaj.org
With Springer at the top, Science / Technology / Medicine (STM) subjects are quite at home in their publishing houses. Some of the most renowned scientists in the world are their authors.
All in all, some 1,700 academic journals and around 5,500 new books are published each year –
Web link: http://www.springer.com
Wiley InterScience is an online service that provides access to over 3 million articles across nearly 1500 journals and 7000 Online Books and major reference works. It also holds industry leading databases such as The Cochrane Library, chemistry databases and the acclaimed Current Protocols laboratory manuals.
Wiley InterScience is one of the world’s premiere resources for study, teaching and advanced research.
Web link: www.interscience.wiley.com
Founded in May 1998, Ingenta is a leading provider of technology and services to the publishing and information industries. Working initially within the academic and research sector.
Ingenta provides a comprehensive suite of services for publishers of all types of content, including data conversion, secure online hosting, access control, distribution and marketing services and information commerce systems.
Web link: http://www.ingenta.com
Scopus®–scientific, technical, medical, and social science literature from 14,000 journals –
ONLINE JOURNALS SEARCH ENGINE (OJOSE)
OJOSE (Online JOurnal Search Engine) is a free powerful scientific search engine enabling you to make search-queries in different databases by using only 1 search field. With OJOSE you can find, download or buy scientific publications (journals, articles, research reports, books, etc.) in up to 60 different databases.
Web link: www.ojose.com
Currently hosting more than 38,000 scholastic publications for over 200 publishers, MetaPress is the world’s largest scholarly content host.
Web link: http:// metapress.com
HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science . As of 3/28/10, we are assisting in the online publication of 2,002,920 free full-text articles and 6,242,582 total articles. There are 23 sites with free trial periods, and 45 completely free sites. 286 sites have free back issues, and 1212 sites have pay per view!
Web link: http://highwire.org
Web link: http://www.karger.com/
Micromedex–summaries & detailed monographs for drugs, diseases, alternative medicine, toxicological managements, reproductive risks,& emergency care –
Web link: http://www.micromedex.com/
• More than 3,000 university libraries worldwide subscribe to Emerald journal collections.
• Emerald journals and collections are bought by many of the world’s leading corporations, governments and public bodies.
Web link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com
WEB OF SCIENCE
Web of Science®–includes Science Citation Index®& Social Sciences Citation Index®, multidisciplinary indexes to the journal literature of the sciences & the social sciences –
Web link: http://scientific.thomson.com
BIOSIS Previews®–biological, biomedical & life science research -traditional, experimental & interdisciplinary subjects & technical notes/letters -includes Biological Abstracts®
Web link: http://science.thomsonreuters.com
Regularly updated collection of evidence based medicine reviews & effectiveness of health care interventions for practitioners/policy makers.
Web link: http://www.cochrane.org/
The Resources for Students section contains helpful information about our student-level products.
Web link: http://www.thieme.com
WinkingSkull.com is more than just a website – it is an interactive online study aid that will transform the way you learn human anatomy. Ideal as a learning aid or as a refresher before an exam (or as a supplement to course materials), WinkingSkull.com is the definitive online study aid for must-know anatomy.
Web link: www.winkingskull.com
SAGE publishes more than 560 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE’s award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are also available on SAGE Journals Online.
web link: www.sagepub.in/