Course Guide for History 475
Policy From The Progressive Era
Searching the Literature
PubMed searches the MEDLINE database plus
publisher-supplied citations, covering over 4,800 biomedical journals from
around the world. PubMed's coverage extends back to the 1950s. It
includes citations to many historical articles (secondary literature). To
narrow a PubMed Search to historical articles, try using the subset limit
for History of Medicine, found under the Limits tab. Displaying citations
in the Abstract format will show the UIUC linkout icon for those items
which are available to you online.
Index Medicus (1903-1950)
This is a print source which indexes journals,
books, and pamphlets. The reference citations are accessible by subject
or through author indexes. For more information on the chronology
covered, please see
FAQ-Index Medicus Chronology.
This resource is available from 1903 forward in the Library of the Health Sciences.
America: History & Life
America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and
Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises over 450,000
bibliographic entries. It can be searched by subject term, keyword, title, author, etc.
Proquest Historical Newspapers
This system provides full-text access to back issues of the following newspapers: Chicago
Tribune (1849-1985); The Chicago Defender (1905-1975); and The New York Times (1851-2003).
ISIS: Journal of the History of Science in Society
Each year this journal publishes a Current Bibliography listing historical
articles and books published the previous year. They are listed by
Discipline, by Geographic Region and Cultural Influence, and
Chronologically. Browse this journal through either access point below.
When viewing a particular year, select either the Current Bibliography
link (JSTOR) or the Supplement link (Academic Search Premier).
Indexcat is the online version of the Index-Catalogue of the Library of
the Surgeon-General's Office. This catalog was published from 1880 to
1961. This includes bibliographic citations to journal articles,
dissertations and theses, books, pamphlets, reports, and portraits. The
references are to materials from the 5th century to the first half of the
20th century. For More information about this resource, please see the
Fact Sheet - IndexCat.
You may want to search the
UIUC Library Online Catalog for books on your topic.
Try performing a subject search on your topic and then
looking for your subject with the "History" term in the subject phrase. For example, if you
search for Tuberculosis and select Subject Heading from the Search By menu, you
will retrieve a list of Tuberculosis terms. Scrolling through the list, you will see items such
as Tuberculosis--Canada--History, Tuberculosis--History, Tuberculosis--History--19th
Century. Using the subject headings rather than a keyword search will provide you with more
Electronic Journals (Online Full-Text)
UIUC Electronic Journals
This page provides access to the UIUC E-Journal collection. You can
browse the journals by subject or search for a specific title.
UIC Electronic Journals
This is an alphabetic list by journal title of the UIC Library
collection. It is also possible to search by exact start of journal title
or by words in journal title. For journals available from the UIC Library,
it is necessary to go to the Library of the Health Sciences for access.
Print Journal Collection
UIUC Library Online Catalog
Access this system to see if a journal is available in print at one of the
libraries on the UIUC campus. Search by Journal Title.
This is the UIC Library online catalog. Search this system to see
if a journal is available in print at the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana. Search by Journal Title.
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
If you need an article in a journal that is not available either online or
in print at this campus, you may request an interlibrary loan.
This link provides access to online forms used for loan requests.
History of Medicine
The site allows you to search through catalogs of the NLM's many collections, including Books and
Journals, Archives and Manuscripts, Prints and Photographs, Films and Videos, and Digital
Collections. Many of the text materials cataloged by NLM are freely available through the site, as
are numerous images. The site's home page includes special links for first time visitors,
scholarly researchers, and other target audiences.
The National Archives
The National Archives preserves valuable historical records and makes many
freely available online. This include documents, descriptive text, and photographic images.
History of Medicine
Subject guide from the Library of the Health Sciences providing links to websites, as well as
information on books and journals in the Library's collection.
Citation Format Information & Writing Assistance
This system is available to students, faculty, and staff. It allows
you to create your own database of citations from literature searches.
You can then link out from a Word document to generate and format
bibliographies for papers and manuscripts.
The Writers' Workshop provides free writing assistance to students,
faculty, and staff. This page also provides links to a grammar
handbook as well as bibliographical styles.
Guides and Tutorials
NLM Index Cat Help
Online PubMed Tutorial
Medical Subject Headings
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the controlled
vocabulary used by the National Library of Medicine to index materials in
their collection. This includes article citations found in PubMed.
Using the MeSH terminology will allow you to perform more effective
searches. You can also view the MeSH terminology and see changes over
time by noting when concepts were added or changed. This website will
provide a great deal of background information about MeSH. However, if
you would like to use MeSH in your PubMed searches, simply select the MeSH
Database from the sidebar in PubMed.