What does the information in this reference to an article mean?
Medical libraries today.
Ann Intern Med.
1998 May 15;128(10):881-2.
Title of article.
for Journal Title.
Date; volume (issue): pages
If you have a MEDLINE abbreviation for a journal, you can find its full title by
using the Journal
Browser in PubMed. The complete list of MEDLINE abbreviations may be found in
the List of Serials Indexed
for Online Users.
If I need an article in a particular issue of a journal,
how do I know if the Library of the Health Sciences - Urbana has
For a list of the journals that the Library of the Health
Sciences-Urbana owns, please see our journal
list. The journal list has links to the electronic journals page and
to journals at two area hospitals.
If you are at the library, a printed list of journals available at the
Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana is available at each computer
workstation and on the study tables.
You can also search for specific journal titles in UICCAT, our online catalog.
How can I find a few articles on a health-related subject?
Any of the following databases may be used to identify articles
related to health topics. Select those which best match your subject interest.
Please note that some are full-text databases and others will only supply references and
Journals@Ovid Full Text
Full-text of more than 200 biomedical journals mainly with a clinical focus.
Coverage varies by journal title but generally covers from 1993 to present.
Full-text collection of consumer health information from more than 100 journals and
newsletters, six reference books, and more than 500 pamphlets. Also includes
citations and abstracts to other health information sources. Coverage is 1994 to
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews Collection (EBM Reviews)
Three full-text collections: Best Evidence Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews, and DARE. All provide synthesized reviews of topics in clinical
Within MD Consult is a section containing the full-text of approximately 50 medical
journals. Coverage varies depending on the journal.
Provides citations and abstracts to more than 5000 journals in the fields of
medicine, nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Produced by the National
Library of Medicine. Covers 1966 to present.
Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
Identifies articles from more than 1,200 journals, textbooks, dissertations,
standards, software and audiovisual materials in nursing and the allied health
fields. Coverage is 1983 to present.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Can be used to identify questionnaires, interview schedules, rating scales, and
tests to support research activities and evaluation projects in the fields of
health, psychosocial sciences, and library and information science. Covers 1985 to
Web of Science
This is the electronic counterpart of the citation indexes of the Institute for
Scientific Information (ISI). It may be used to look up articles by author or
keywords. More importantly, it can provide information about who has cited a
particular author or article. Covers 1987 to present.
What do I do if the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana does
not have the journal I need either electronically or in print?
It is also possible that the UIUC Library has an electronic subscription to the
here to check a list of the UIUC Library's electronic journals.
There is a chance the journal may be in another library on the Urbana
Search for the journal title in the UIUC catalog. Please
note that I-Share also provides information about journals in
many other libraries in Illinois.
If the journal is not on the Urbana campus, you may request a copy of an
article from the journal by making an interlibrary loan request.
Where can I go for help to when doing library research?
Check the help screens provided in the database for basic information about
searching and for tips on how to best do it. Often help is provided when you click
on an "I" icon.
Stop by the library for reference assistance or one-on-one instruction during
regularly scheduled hours.
Make an individual appointment by calling 217-244-0607 or by sending a message to