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ON THE WEB
A comprehensive, all-in-one guide to UMDNJ's
academic, research, patient care and community
This site from the American Medical Association offers consumer health information, access to journal articles, and physician referrals.
mayohealth.org Physicians and researchers direct this site from the Mayo Clinic. It is divided into sections, called "centers," that focus on different health topics. Includes links to other sites.
The latest cancer information, divided into separate sections for patients, health professionals, and researchers.
A pharmacist- supported online drug index. Includes information on both generic and brand-name drugs, including clinical trials and side effects.
FOR UMDNJ HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
CONDUCTING A SEARCH
If you're doing research, one way to locate top-quality information is by conducting searches through the University Libraries or Campus Library Home Pages.
Medical searches can be conducted on the following databases:
- MEDLINE -- the most authoritative medical database, with references from more than 3,600 biomedical journals
- CINAHL -- nursing and allied health journal literature
- HealthSTAR -- health planning and administration
- PsycINFO -- a psychology database including more than 1,300 journals
- CURRENT CONTENTS -- a table of contents service including the latest year of most science journals and books.
According to the study, sexual problems are more common among young women and An OVID search provides abstracts, not entire articles. You can send the results of your search to your own computer through e-mail, or order the full text for a minimal fee (the cost of photocopying). The order can be placed on-line through the library Web site.
Students, faculty and staff at UMDNJ can access OVID once they register with the library. Anyone who is registered can access OVID from the office, home or library.
If you are looking for entire articles, rather than abstracts, they are available via the University Libraries Home page, and can be accessed in the following ways:
- Electronic journals. Click on the link to electronic journals on the Libraries home page. This new listing includes articles from 230 publications. Right now they are available on campus; remote access will be available sometime in late spring.
- VALE. This state-funded database may be accessed
at the campus libraries.