To determine a core database, consult the subject page that best matches your area of research.
For assistance, contact research specialist x3487.

Name Description Guide

ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.
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Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive

Full text articles related to health care, medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

Business Source Elite

Indexes  important business journals, with full text for many of them, and provides access to 10,000+ Datamonitor company reports.

CINAHL: Nursing and Allied Health Index

Indexes nursing and allied health journals, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, practice guidelines and clinical trials.
( Some Links to full text )

Dissertations and Theses

Indexes dissertations from 1861 forward; provides citations and abstracts for master’s theses from 1988 on. Full text of recent dissertations in social sciences and humanities.

Google Scholar

This free, interdisciplinary resource indexes the available text of scholarly journal sites and scholarly website collections on the Internet, and allows citation searching.
Make sure Scholar Preferences are set to include Library Links from Drew to check subscription content availability; some collections, however, are not linked.

Health Source: Nursing – Academic Edition

Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. (Through the NJ State Library.)


The premier medical database; supports research in nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.

New York Times Historical

Searchable full text/page images for the New York Times, 1851 – 2007.

Pharmaceutical News Index

Indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.


Subject coverage

  • Pharmacology
  • Healthcare research
  • Development
  • Regulatory issues
Proquest Health & Medical Complete

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™ combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library™ with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text, in all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.

Proquest Health Management

Information in the field of health administration, around 800 journals and 4,500+ Doctoral Dissertations and Theses. Subject areas include: Health administration, Health professions, Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business, Management, Personnel, Ethics.

Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source

Nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, etc. 850+ titles abstracting and indexing with 715+ titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations.


Find coverage for over 70 wide-ranging topics including:

  • Cytology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health
  • Radiology

Includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Links to full text where available. ( This link is proxied for Drew; to access the free version, use )

Science Online

Science Magazine, online, 1997-present.


Science web search engine provided by Elsevier. ( Go into Preferences and Enable the Library Connection links for Drew University Library )

Web of Knowledge (ISI Citation Indexes)

3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it.

Web Sites

To determine a core database, consult the subject page that best matches your area of research.
For assistance, contact research specialist x3487.

  • Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University

    An outstanding site for work in bioethics, with a link to the BIOETHICSLINE bibliographic database. A wide variety of online publications is also available.

  • CAM on PubMed

    By the NIH, Office of Alternative Medicine, this source indexes information in 7 fields of alternative and complementary medicine.

  • Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

    Digitized historical documents from the collections of Harvard University on diseases and epidemics.

  • CSHP – Internet Resource List

    The Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University has recently launched this web site which contains an extensive, annotated list of links to health policy-related sites in New Jersey as well as nationally.

  • is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

  • Drug Industry Document Archive
  • Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

    Information from a nonprofit foundation on evidence-based decision making for healthcare decisions. It also includes the (University of) Ottawa Decision Support Tutorial.

  • Genetics Home Reference

    Information on genetic variations in humans that affect health. From the National Library of Medicine.

  • HealthFinder.Gov

    Free access to reliable information for health care consumers. Health library and health information related to gender, race, and ethnicity; also specialized resources for health care workers and people with disabilities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Illness Narrative/Pathography

    Lists and short reviews of illness narratives in various forms: art, film, literature. NYU’s Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database/

  • IndexCat – National Library of Medicine

    IndexCat is a searchable digitized version of the Index-Catalog of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office covering History of Medicine from antiquity to the 1950s.

  • Medical Heritage Library

    A subset of the Internet Archive, this collection can be browsed or searched, by subject, author, or date for its digitized content of digitized documents and films. For books, open the viewer in the left column to see the text.

  • Medline Plus

    Health topics, drug information, medical dictionaries and directories and links to organizations, publications, and consumer health libraries. From the National Library of Medicine.

  • Medline Plus: Medical Encyclopedia

    Containing 4000 entries on diseases, symptoms, tests and surgeries and includes illustrations, this reference is from A.D.A.M., a company accredited by the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission and is also available in Spanish

  • PubMed – NCBI

    Access to MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases. These free databases index articles in the biomedical sciences, including issues related to psychology and mental health disoders. National Library of Medicine.

  • Royal Society Picture Library

    Online database of digital images of paintings, drawings and prints held in the collections of the Royal Society, UK. “Drawings, sketches and paintings from the Royal Society’s archive collections, including botanical studies, microscopical observations, anatomical drawings, engineering plans, travel documentary photography…Images of rare published plates from the16th to 19th century, hand-picked from our extensive library of printed books and journals.”

  • : for Science – Government Science Portal

    A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

  • Trailblazing: Three and a half centuries of Royal Society Publishing

    A selection of historically significant papers by (mostly) famous scientists. Use the “find” function to search by scientist or keyword. (PDF)

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago