The Library of the Health Sciences offers individual and small group
training for a wide variety of online systems and subjects. For more
information on the training options, please select from the list
These sessions are free and can be scheduled at your convenience.
Most sessions last approximately 45 minutes. To arrange for a training
session, please contact us at 244-2261 or by email at
AccessMedicine, ACPMedicine, & Books@OVID:
provides access to multiple medical books including Harrison's Online and
Lange review books. ACPMedicine is a publication of the American College
of Physicians. This resource provides online full-text information in 15
subspecialties of internal medicine. Books@OVID provides online access to
12 medical reference books.
CINAHL - Cummulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature:
This database provides coverage of nursing and allied
health literature. Approximately 1,200 journals are regularly indexed
along with the publications of the American Nurses Association and the
National League for Nursing.
This is composed of four OVID databases in the
field of evidence-based medicine, including the Cochrane Database of
This system indexes journal literature in the fields of
biomedicine and pharmacology. There is overlap with PubMed/MEDLINE but
EMBASE also indexes unique citations from journals not indexed in MEDLINE,
including many international titles.
HaPI - Health & Psychosocial Instruments:
This database provides
information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, rating
scales, tests, surveys, etc.) in the areas of health and behavioral
science. Also covered in this session are print resources and other
online sites used to find research instruments.
Essential Evidence Plus & FirstConsult:
Both of these systems
provide evidence-based medicine in brief, easy-to-read formats.
InfoPOEMS includes access to the online version of "5 Minute Clinical
Consult" as well as various calculators & decision rules. FirstConsult
provides overviews of medical conditions and access to conditions based on
symptoms. This session will cover the web versions of each system, but
both are also available in a PDA format for UIC users.
This session will cover tips and techniques
for keeping up with information in your field. This includes a review of
automated services which allow you to save and automatically rerun your
searches on a regular basis.
This online system contains approximately 40
full-text medical reference books, 50 full-text journals, drug
information, practice guidelines, and over 3,000 patient education
handouts as well as a current awareness service.
MEDLINE is the premiere biomedical database from the
National Library of Medicine, indexing over 4,800 biomedical journals from
around the world. PubMed permits simple and complex searching of the
This is a bibliographic management system which allows
UIC users to save and organize citations from multiple databases. You can
add your own notes to each citation, organize them into separate folders
and easily add them to Word documents. Bibliographies, footnotes, and
endnotes can be automatically formatted for term papers and
This is a group of online databases covering toxicology
and related fields. Included are TOXLINE, Hazardous Substances Data Bank,
IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), GENE-TOX, and others.
This system is used to search for items owned by the
Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana. You can search for books,
journals, videos, and more. You can also request items from other UIC
Libraries, renew materials online, and save searches using the My Account
Web of Knowledge:
This group of databases provides bibliographic
information from several thousand research journals. Through the Web of
Science portion, information can be retrieved by author, subject, title,
and also by cited reference. This allows you to find out how many times a
work has been cited and by whom. The Journal Citation Reports database
provides information on journals by subject category with various types of