Selected Resources for: Health Informatics

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Subject Librarian:

Jim Beattie

jbeattie@umn.edu

This subject covers: the information science concerning the analysis of medical data through the application of computers.


Article Databases and Indexes

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This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.


Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Full text of most ACM journals and proceedings since 1950; also includes publications of affiliated organization.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Electronic book (E-Book) collection of core basic sciences and clinical titles.

McGraw-Hill has notified us that there is a printing error that occurs in some book chapters within "AccessMedicine" where there is no response when the user clicks on the 'Print' icon for chapters. They have confirmed that the error happens periodically with random books within the database and the problem has been submitted to their developers and resolution is expected before the end of 2014. In the interim, their staff has povided the following workaround: "Instead of using the print button on the page you can right click the area you want to print and then choose “print” from the drop down menu." This workaround does not work in Mozilla's Firefox browser but it does work with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult.

Over 25,000 electronic books covering a wide range of disciplines. Some of the publishers include the following: Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Praxis, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS.


Library Web Sites


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty


Electronic Journal Titles


Journal Titles

Use to search for electronic magazines, newspapers and journals that the University Libraries provide online. Please also see our Electronic Journal Collections.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals


Library Information

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