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)
- a full and free version of MEDLINE, for journal articles
- the NLM's online catalog
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.
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.
Based Medicine (Cochrane Library) FREE
The free version provides abstracts only. Use your alumni
privileges to request copies of the full text via JEFFDocs.
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
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
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