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Top Databases


Are you wondering where to find articles? Here are a few of our most commonly-used databases. For more, use GalterSearch.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Nursing and allied health literature.
  • Clinical Pharmacology: Drug information resource that includes the NMH hospital formulary.
  • Cochrane Library: A suite of databases that includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials.
  • Embase: A biomedical literature database, considered to be strong on pharmacology literature.
  • Journal Citation Reports: A resource for finding out journal impact factors.
  • Ovid MEDLINE: Access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical literature database, using the Ovid search engine.
  • PubMed: Access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical literature database, using the PubMed search engine.
  • PsycINFO: Psychology and psychiatry journal literature and book chapters.
  • Scopus: Database of abstracts and citations that covers the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science, arts and humanities.
  • Web of Science: Multidisciplinary database, commonly used for cited reference searching or "who's citing whom."

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You can also do searches for articles and book content directly in GalterSearch.

Run your search and click on the Articles link at the top of the results set. This will take you to Primo Central, a multi-database engine that searches millions of journal articles and selected e-books. To search inside medical e-books, we recommend using a book collection such as Access Medicine, ClinicalKey, Stat!Ref or Books@Ovid.

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Remote access

If you are connecting from off-campus, sign into the Galter Library website first to guarantee seamless access to the library's licensed resources.


First-time users of Galter Library off-campus access will need to create a library website account. You will need a NetID to get started. Off-campus access is only available to currently-affiliated faculty, students, residents and staff of the Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Document Delivery for Articles not Available at Galter Library

If you are unable to access an article because (a) we don't own the journal or (b) the journal is located at an NU Evanston library or Oak Grove, our off-site storage facility, then use our Document Delivery service.

There are two ways to access the library's document delivery system. For both, you will need a NetID and password.

1. Recommended: Find the article you need in PubMed, click the purple Find it @ NU link on the abstract page, and use the Interlibrary loan option on the next screen. This method populates the request form for you.

2. Use the Order an Article or Book link in the Popular Pages section of the library's home page. This method pulls up a blank form that you must complete to make the request.

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Updated: October 10th, 2018 08:13