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General Internet Sources for Locating a Wide Range of Publications

Descriptions of web sites are either direct quotes or adaptations of descriptions provided on the respective sites. It is recommended that access to these sites for Columbia University officers and students be through the Columbia University Library web to maximize free access to those sources that are fee based since Columbia may have a subscription.


Citations and abstracts for articles in nursing and allied health periodicals.


Columbia University LibraryWeb

Gateway to Columbia University's extensive online resources.In addition the social science electronic database section provides access to several services providing full-text articles (e.g., Ingenta Library Gateway).


Columbia University Health Sciences Library Electronic Journals



Citations, abstracts, and full-text for articles in education periodicals and other publications.


InfoTrac College Edition Online library

Free four month access with purchase of new copy of some texts which contains a pass code. Provides access to full-text research and non-research articles online, updated daily, spanning several recent years.


Library of Congress


National Library of Medicine PubMed

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. For those not familiar with PubMed, Medline, and using MeSH you may wish to take the online tutorial at: (accessible as well from the sidebar on the PubMed home page.


NIH Library and Literature Resources


OVID Technologies (this Columbia University Library Medline link brings you into Ovid databases providing unrestricted access.)

Over 90 commercial databases are available through Ovid. They include the definitive bibliographic resources in many research areas. For research in medicine and allied health, Ovid offers MEDLINE® and EMBASE; in nursing, CINAHL; in bioscience, the BIOSIS databases; for general reference, Current Contents®, Newspaper Abstracts and Wilson Reader's Guide Abstracts; and so on in business, humanities, engineering, agriculture, science & technology, and social sciences. For direct access use


ProQuest Direct at Columbia University

An interdisciplinary database representing titles found in ABI INFORM (Global Edition), Periodicals Abstracts (Research II Edition), and Newspaper Abstracts.Generally periodicals indexed back to 1971 with full-text back to 1988; newspapers indexed back to 1989 with full-text back to 1995. More than 2,000 professional, scholarly, trade and general interest periodicals, including full-text for over 1,000 titles and citations and abstracts for the others. The database also covers 27 primary and secondary U.S. newspapers (including a 90-day rolling file of The New York Times), 11 of which are in full-text.



Citations and abstracts for publications about psychology and related disciplines.


Science Citation Index Expanded: Copyright Institute for Scientific Information® 2001

Bibliographic information and cited references in articles in scientific and technical journals.


Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded: Copyright Institute for Scientific Information® 2001

Bibliographic information and cited references in articles in social sciences journals.


Sociological Abstracts.

Citations and abstracts for articles in sociology periodicals.


Social Work Abstracts (SWAB)

Citations and abstracts for articles in social work and social welfare periodicals.


Social Services Abstracts

Citations and abstracts for research in social work, human services, and related areas, incl. social welfare, social policy & community development.


Social Services InfoNet

Reviews of current social work books, links to social work websites, e-journals, e-newsletters, and topical bibliographies.


TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice)

The TRIP Database searches over 75 sites of high-quality medical information. The TRIP Database gives you direct, hyperlinked access to the largest collection of 'evidence-based' material on the web as well as articles from premier on-line journals such as the BMJ, JAMA, NEJM etc.