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Databases for Jefferson Alumni

Many of Jefferson's databases are restricted by license to current faculty, students and staff. If the database you want is not available to alumni, consider a personal subscription or use of a free alternative:

MEDLINE (and other National Library of Medicine databases) FREE

PubMed - a full and free version of MEDLINE, for journal articles
LocatorPlus - the NLM's online catalog
NLM Gateway

A few years the National Library of Medicine made available a version of MEDLINE, PubMed, free on the Internet. This version of MEDLINE includes journal article indexing formerly found in other NLM databases such as HealthSTAR and CANCERLIT. Its time range is more comprehensive than MEDLINE because it includes citations before they are indexed for MEDLINE and citations predating MEDLINE's development in 1966.

PubMED offers natural language searching that maps user terms to medical subject headings, and provides a Clinical Queries feature that limits search results to clinically-relevant articles. The link to the database from JEFFLINE pages includes a feature to indicate which articles can be found in Scott Library's print collection, which you could order through JEFFDocs service.

LocatorPlus indexes non-journal article materials previously found in NLM databases and the NLM Gateway allows simultaneous searching across these databases and others.

Document ordering:
You may order JEFFDocs articles directly from Scott Memorial Library's collections with our document delivery service.


Subscribe to individual texts or to the entire suite of textbooks. Options include Harrison's Online, the complete Lange handbook series, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and more.


Annual subscriptions and individual document purchasing are available from CINAHLdirect online services.


The Information Institute of Syracuse version of ERIC provides access to ERIC citations through January 2004. Continuation of the ERIC database is under review by the US Department of Education.

Evidence Based Medicine (Cochrane Library) FREE

The free version provides abstracts only. Use your alumni privileges to request copies of the full text via JEFFDocs.

MD Consult Core Collection

MDConsult is a service that offers the full-text of 40 medical reference books, over 50 medical journals, a version of MEDLINE, comprehensive drug information clinical practice guidelines, customizable patient education handouts and online CME. It also offers specialty packages in a variety of subject areas. Subscription options range from one day to annual, with preferential pricing for students and residents.

Psychiatry Online

APA members receive substantial discounts. Subscriptions are for the full package, but 1- and 2-day subscriptions are available, in addition to annual rates.


Subscription options range from one day to annual, and APA members receive preferential pricing.


Dozens of books are available; individual subscriptions are priced by title.


Individual annual subscriptions are available, with steep discounts for trainees (with proof of status).

For further information on databases, electronic journals and books, contact Scott Library Information Services staff at 215-503-8150 or our Ask a Librarian email service.