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When searching databases from off-campus remember to log in to your library account and, regardless of location, click on the Find Text at MSU icon icon to see if MSU users have access to the full text content. More information is available for off-campus access. If you want to search for a specific journal try using the A-Z Journal List to search for the journal's title and see if MSU users have access.

Clinical Databases

PubMed: Opens in a New Tab: The premier biomedical database. PubMed provides international coverage of English- and foreign-language journals in the areas of medicine, nursing, allied health, and the basic life sciences.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Opens in a New Tab: CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the leading English-language nursing database. CINAHL provides indexing for over 3,000 nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals.

Embase: Opens in a New Tab: A large European-based database with journal articles and other biomedical literature from an international perspective.

Biological Databases

Biological Abstracts: Opens in a New Tab: Comprehensive database of the life sciences journal literature from 1926 to the present. Coverage of over 4,200 journal titles from the fields of botany, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, evolutionary ecology, kinesiology, neurology, and toxicology.

Web of Science: Opens in a New Tab: Broad coverage of many scientific domains and includes conference proceedings. One of the best tools to track citations, create citation report graphs, find your h-index number, and compare publication outputs over time.

Scopus: Opens in a New Tab: Find citations for a broad range of scientific literature (including patents) and track, analyze, and visualize citations by document, author, zip code, or institution.