Academic Databases


Health Reference Center Academic-provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets.  




Health and Medicine-the Health and Medicine database contains 2567 publications, including 1725 peer-reviewed journals, 366 trade journals, and 245 magazines that explore health care related topics.

Reference Tools

Biography in Context- search biographies of hundreds of leading health care professionals

Credo Reference- find reference books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias

CIA Factbook- research country statistics such as climate, health care, culture and life cycle.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. You can access the website here!



EBSCOhost houses some of the most extensive research databases in the nation. Listed below are subject related databases that will help streamline your research.

  • Academic Search Premier-this multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


  • MasterFILE Premier-designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


  • Health Source-Consumer Edition-this database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.


  • Biomedical Reference Collection-Basic-designed for doctors, research scientist, students and clinical specialists, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. All titles included in the Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition are indexed in MEDLINE.


  • Medline-MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.


  • AHFS-AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.


  • Health Business FullTEXT-this database provides full text coverage for more than 130 well-known administrative journals. Critical for hospital administrators and managers, this database includes publications covering the business of health care administration and much more. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info.


Dictionary & Merck Manual

Having trouble finding a word? The Marion Library grants students access to the definitive record of the English language. You can access The Oxford English Dictionary here!

Merck Manual Pronunciations-find information on medical topics, symptons, drugs, procedures, news and more 

Net Anatomy

Net Anatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical and health science students. You can access Net Anatomy here!  

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a free service that indexes abstracts and full text articles across an array of academic topics. You can access Google Scholar here!

Publication Finder

Publication Finder is used to search for journals by title or subject. Begin your search here!