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NEW! DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5

View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.


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New Resources!

 Mobile versions available for AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy. 

  • AccessMedicine
    from McGraw-Hill Medical is an innovative online resource that provides access to 77 core medical texts, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, USMLE practice questions, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device. Updated frequently and expanded continuously by world-renowned physicians.
  • AccessPhysiotherapy
    a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.
  • AccessPharmacy
    AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource for pharmacy education. The source includes curriculum topics, organ systems, textbooks, drug monographs, lab tests, calculators, videos, case studies, and more.

Featured Reference Resource

Encyclopedia of Gerontology 
covers the latest research on the study of aging, and explores the many influences that bring change to individuals over the life span.  Influences range from genetics to physiology, sociology, psychology and anthropology. 2nd ed. 2007.



 Looking for research articles in gerontology? 
AgeLine  CINAHL Complete and more core and essential gerontology resources

Looking for articles in a specific journal?
E-Journals A to Z

Looking for our catalog with some integrated biomedical articles?
Scholar OneSearch 

Looking for a complete list of biomedical databases?
A to Z Index, Biomedical and Health

Key Resources

  • AgeLine
    AgeLine focuses on those aged 50+ and issues of aging. Useful for searching for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. AgeLine indexes over 600 journals, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations, consumer guides, and educational videos.
  • CINAHL Complete
    Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health is the most comprehensive source for full text articles in nursing and several allied health fields from 1937-present. Also indexes nursing dissertations, books, systematic reviews, case studies, proceedings, and more than 100 full-text Evidence-based Care Sheets.
  • Medline
    Medline is the most comprehensive and authoritative index to worldwide biomedical, nursing, and dentistry journal literature from 1966 - present. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO is the most comprehensive index to journal articles, book chapters, technical reports in psychology, and psychological aspects of related disciplines such as nursing, pharmacology, physiology, sociology.
  • Web of Science
    Citation information and analysis, as well as author abstracts, are available in this multidisciplinary database covering 10,000 high impact research journals and 110,000 conference proceedings. Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work. Coverage: 1975 to the present.

Useful Library Services

E-Journal Title Search (see if Snell Library has a specific e-journal, search by title)

All Databases and Trials  (complete A-Z list of databases)

Interlibrary Loan  (request books or articles not available at NU)

Citation Guides  (includes APA, MLA, CSE and more)

EndNote  (software for managing your citations)

RefWorks  (software for managing your citations)

Online Help  (email, chat, texting)

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MS Library & Information Science, Simmons College

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