Useful Resources for your Research
PLEASE NOTE: The following searchable databases cover the health sciences including public health. Most of journal articles will be available to you full-text online. Those that are not available full-text can be acquired via Interlibrary Loan at no cost and with a turn-around time of 2 or 3 days.
The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature is an index to literature in nursing and allied health. Linked full text.
Cochrane Library full text
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition full text
Nursing and allied health coverage is especially strong.
Journal Citation Reports full text
Published by Thomson-Reuters, JCR provides information on the influence of individual periodicals to publishing within specific scholarly disciplines (impact factors). Iy also gives information year-by-year on the impact factors of journals as well as the half-life (for how many years an article is cited after publication) of journals.
Over 22 million citations from medical and life sciences journals. The majority of citations are from Medline.
U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 19 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
ScienceDirect full text
Nearly 2,000 full text Elsevier journals covering the areas of social science, medicine, science, and technology.
Scopus is an index to peer-reviewed scientific, medical, technical, and social science literature. Scopus also features a citation index, allowing you to find the papers that cite a specific piece of research.
Web of Knowledge is a platform for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Index, Journal Citation Reports, and MEDLINE.
DISSERTATIONS & THESES:
1861-Present. Providies citations to North American and European dissertations from 1861 forward, with abstracts from 1980 forward. It also provides citations and abstracts for theses from 1988 forward. Full text from 1997 to the present.
Dissertations and Theses full text
Full text of UNLV theses and dissertations available from 1996 to the present.
INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES:
PLEASE NOTE: Google Scholar is a good place to start looking on the Internet to find scholarly articles. Try using library article databases to enhance your web searches.
Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. If your Google Scholar preferences are set, it will provide full text access to many UNLV scholarly journals.
The UNLV Library Catalog includes links to complete books that are available online through ebrary, EBSCO, Springer eBooks, and other publishers. Or you can search these individual collections of electronic books:
Use ZOTERO to collect all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.