Databases contain online versions of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and book chapters. Since you access databases online, many people think they are websites. They are NOT websites.You must login to gain access to databases because they are proprietary resources leased for use by IRSC students and employees.
When searching databases, you can be more specific with your keywords for a more precise list of results. You can search within the title, abstract, or full text of the item. The hardest part of searching databases is knowing which one to choose. The IRSC list of databases offers brief information about each resource. You can also search for databases by subject to help you more easily select appropriate databases.
Once you login to the database list, select the Health and Medicine databases. Health and Medicine Databases frquently use by MLT students and faculty include the following titles. If you need articles on related areas, please review the database list by subject.
Google Scholar (open web - Click on Scholar Preferences and input IRSC as a Library Link. Articles in IRSC databases will also show in Google Scholar although you will need to input your Borrower ID and PIN to access.)
IRSC is a selective depository for US government publications as identified and indexed through the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System. Publications are also cataloged through the online catalog. Students are encouraged to use publications and magazines found in this collection, as the Department of Health and Human Services offers valuable materials in the health sciences and medical fields. The physical collection is housed at the Miley Library on the Main Campus.