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AAFP Conditions A to Z (STAT!Ref)
This patient-information resource has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. Common conditions, treatments and health tips are presented concisely and informatively, and listed alphabetically or cross-searched in STAT!Ref online. Many are also available in Spanish. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.
Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOHost)
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts as far back as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.
Anatomy and Physiology Online (STAT!Ref)
This online resource from primalonlinelearning.com includes 20 modules on topics such as cell biology, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, and more. Each module contains an overview, learning objectives, key concepts and processes, 3D image and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, quizzes and reviews, pronunciation guides to key medical terms, clinical case studies for each system, clinical test, and the effects of aging on each system. You may need to allow pop-ups in your web browser to view all the content. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.
A comprehensive source for nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Provides indexing for over 5,200 journals with full text for more than 1,350 journals and books/monographs, with some full text coverage dating back to 1937. CINAHL Complete also includes the Pre-CINAHL dataset, which is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, providing basic bibliographic information before they are indexed with CINAHL Headings. As Pre-CINAHL journal articles are indexed, the records are replaced with complete CINAHL records.
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module (Gale Group)
Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and wellness information. It includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, up-to-date reference materials, full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources, and health and medical videos. Additionally descriptions of and links to several pertinent Web sites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness are among the resources in Health & Wellness Resource Center. Modules for Health and Wellness Resource Center offer additional specialized information segments. The Alternative Health module looks at health care from a holistic lens. The Disease Profiler module offers an empirical, statistical complement to the disease information in HWRC.
Health Reference Center Academic (Gale InfoTrac)
A multi-source database that provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOHost)
A collection of consumer health information, providing access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, and contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lixi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOHost)
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
MedCalc 3000 (STAT!Ref)
This is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees for anyone practicing, teaching, or studying evidence-based medicine. This resource is integrated in STAT!Ref and included with every subscription. Every search in STAT!Ref automatically presents
links to relevant tools within MedCalc 3000. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale Infotrac)
Designed for nursing students, physician's assistant
students, and researchers in allied health fields, and using the familiar InforTrad format, this database provides full text articles in more tha 1,000 journals with a strong emphasis on those cited in CINAHL.
Nursing Full Text Plus: Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals (OvidSP)
Searchable index to over 50 full-text nursing journals.
Nursing Resource Center (Gale Group)
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
Contains citations from biomedical literature (MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE) and provides access and links to molecular biology resources. If a journal publisher has a web site that offers full-text of its journals, PubMed provides links to that site as well as biological resources, consumer health information, research tools, etc. links to some full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources. PubMed covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences.
PubMed Central FREE
The U.S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.
The online version of Science magazine includes access to original scientific research, global science news, and commentary in all fields of science.
Science in Context (Gale)
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
A database that contains bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. It contains over 650,000 records (partially full text) with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.
This link provides consolidated access to STAT!Ref's Anatomy and Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A to Z, MedCalc 3000, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary. It also includes a link to download the Stat!Ref mobile app, Training Center tutorials, and more.
World Data Analyst (Britannica)
Resource for retrieving, comparing and customizing data on the world's nations including maps, area, population, demographics, gross national product and more. Offers tools for creating comparison tables and graphs using either recent or historical statistics. Performs country rankings for chosen statistical categories. Results exportable to spreadsheet applications.
Additional Databases and Journal Indexes
Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.
ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society)
Published by the American Chemical Society, ACS Web Editions contains nearly 50 full-text journals and magazines in chemistry
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information, CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.
A growing collection of over 3,500 electronic books in a range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) on your computer or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Login is required both on and off campus. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
A growing collection of over 140,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to Apple and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 150,000 electronic books available in full text online in a wide range of academic subject areas. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device, or you can save a limited number of pages in PDF format. A free MyEBSCOhost account is required. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. It includes hundreds of titles in the Twayne's Authors Series, including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, World and Genre Writers Collection, and many others. Some GVRL ebooks are provided by DISCUS, while others are provided by the CSU Library.
General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.
General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.
Global Issues in Context (Gale Group)
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
Google Scholar FREE
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly literature in many disciplines and from many sources. It includes journal articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. To locate full text of the materials, look in the right-hand column of your search results. Links which say pdf or html will take you to free sources if they are available. If the full text is not freely available, and if you are using a computer connected to the CSU on-campus network, Google Scholar should recognize your location, so look in the right-hand column of your search results for links which say Find It @ CSU as these will connect you to the resources available through the CSU Library. If you are off campus, or not connected to the CSU network, or if your on-campus computer's settings have been changed, then you need to configure Google Scholar to recognize the CSU library's resources. At the top of the Google Scholar search screen, click on "Settings." Or from a Google Scholar results page, click on the down arrow in the upper right and select "Settings." Then select "Library Links" in the left column and search for Charleston Southern. Select the CSU link and click "Save." If the Google Scholar settings are configured to recognize CSU, and if you do not see a free or Find It @ CSU link, check the CSU Library's resources directly as the CSU link may not always appear for a resource the library does offer. If no full text is available, request it through InterLibrary Loan.
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.
LearningExpress Library ver. 3.0
A collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Includes practice tests for the Praxis exams for teachers, nursing entrance, licensure, and certification exams, GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. Includes courses on workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Includes tools for improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary school learners through adults. Features include timed tests and instant scoring and feedback. To use this resource, you must create your free private individual user account for taking tests, and saving works-in-progress and completed tasks.
An authoritative database containing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
An authoritative medical information database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
A weekly international journal publishing the peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Search the full text of the journal, or select a specific issue from the issue archive.
New York Times Group Pass
Provides full text access to the New York Times from 1851 to the present. For 1923-1980, each individual user may access up to five free articles each day, with unlimited access for other years.
Other Sources for the New York Times:
News (AP, UPI, etc.) (EBSCOHost)
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
Provides a full text facsimile edition of the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. The CSU Library several other sources for accessing the full text of the New York Times. See this list.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.
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American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine (Ref. RC 81 .A2 A52 1989)
Atlas of human anatomy (Ref. QM 25 .N46 2003 + CD-ROM)
Black's Medical Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .B598)
Computers in Nursing's Nurses' Guide to the Internet (Ref. RT 50.5 .N53 2001)
Directory of Hospital Personnel (Ref. RA 977 .D4718)
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Ref. QH 332 .E52 2004 v. 1-5)
Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health (Ref. RT 21 .G353 2002 v. 1-4)
Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis (Ref. RT 48.6 .C385 2004)
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Ref. RC 46 .H333)
Magill's Medical Guide (Ref. RC 41 .M34 2002 v. 1-4)
Medical abbreviations and acronyms (Ref. R 121 .R77)
Medical meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins (Ref. R 123 .H29 2003)
Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (Ref. RS 51 .M4)
Physicians' Desk Reference (Ref. RS 75 .P5)
Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .M89)
Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference (Ref. RM 138 .S59)
Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference (Ref. RJ 245 .M675 2004)
PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook (Ref. RM 125 .S668 2004)
Research in nursing and health: understanding and using quantitative and qualitative methods (Ref. RT 81.5 .D49 2004)
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .T144)
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Use the A-Z quick menu to find information on nursing research
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
Hands On Health South Carolina
This collection of links to health web sites gives the people of South Carolina a place to go to learn about health and wellness. Each site listed has been carefully examined by Hands on Health editorial staff and medical librarians. Hands on Health-SC is a project of the SC Medical University Library, funded by the Duke Endowment.
A consumer health information site with a hand selected directory of health related websites produced by the National Health Information Center of the US department of Health and Human Services
Consumer based information on health topics
National Cancer Institute
Provides access to the Cancer Information Service, legislative information research, and more
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Serves as a gateway to biomedical databases; primary areas of focus are molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Gateway
Search in multiple databases at the NLM, including MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj
NLM's Databases & Electronic Information Sources
Provides access to an assortment of health related databases through the NLM
National Institute of Health
Toxicology Data Network
A system of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas
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AIDS Educational Global Information System
American Hospital Resource Center
A compilation of selected resource links to information on health administration and related topics
American Nurses Association Hall of Fame
Black Nurses in History
A bibliography and guide to web resources
Essential Nursing References
Published by the National League for Nursing
Seminal work in human anatomy features 1,247 vibrant engravings and a subject index with 13,000 entries
Hands on Health South Carolina
Hands on Health-SC is a consumer health web site designed for the people of South Carolina. It features health issues that are important in the state and stories from South Carolinians who are successfully managing health problems
Hardin MD (Meta Directory)
One of the best resources available for medical and health related links produced by the University of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Health Information Resources
The Michigan e-Library web-links to health information
A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language
A collaborative project of health sciences libraries in the Midwest, HealthWeb provides basic searching and categorized browsing to noncommercial health resources
Martindale's Health Science Guide
Provides teaching files, medical cases, multimedia courses/textbooks, multimedia tutorials, databases, and movies on health science topics ranging from anatomy to women's health
Mayo Clinic: Tools for Healthier Lives
Serves as a consumer guide (and useful to students) to health information in such areas as nutrition, cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, children's health issues, and more
Medical Images on the Web
A service providing access to over 25,000 full-text articles, treatment updates, patient resources, conference summaries and schedules, and more. Free registration required.
A database of medical links on the Internet produced by Emory University
National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature
RxList - The Internet Drug Index
Trident United Way
World Health Organization
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The following journals are available online:
Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed open access journals
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Produced by the CDC
Environmental Health Information Service
A monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Public Library of Science
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource
Yahoo! Directory of Journals in Medicine
Find a list of e-journals in nursing available at CSU
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Journals and Magazines
The following journals are available in the CSU library:
American Journal of Health Promotion
American Journal of Nursing
American Journal of Public Health
ANS: Advances in nursing science
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Computers in nursing
Computers Informatics Nursing
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Heart and Lung
Image: the journal of nursing scholarship
International Journal of Nursing Terminologies & Classifications
JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Journal of Christian Nursing
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Journal of Emergency Nursing
Journal of Christian nursing
Journal of Holistic Nursing
Journal of Nursing Administration
Journal of Nursing Education
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Journal of Professional Nursing
Journal of School Health
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Journal of professional nursing
N &a,p; HC perspectives on community
Neonatal Network: NN
Nursing Administration Quarterly
Nursing & health care
Nursing administration quarterly
Nursing and Health Care Perspectives
Nursing Clinics of North America
Nursing Education Perspectives
Nursing homes: long term care management
Nursing homes and senior citizen care
Public Health Reports
Women's Health Issues
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