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Journal Articles and Databases

Amedeo: Medical Literature Guide
This site provides a weekly update on selected topics. You can also create a personalized weekly update on a topic restricted to specific journals. This service requires a subscription; but there is no charge. All searches provide abstracts.
BioMed Central Journals A-Z
This collection provides open access to all research articles published in these journals. Other types of content require a subscription to the title.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
This site provides access to free full text journals. The titles included are quality controlled scientific journals. Search by journal title or by the subject "Health Sciences."
This site provides links to almost 1000 free medical journals. Some titles are free only after 1, 2 or 3 years.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature including journal articles, theses, dissertations, books, and more.
HighWire, Free Online Full-text Articles
This site provides a large archive of free full-text scientific articles.
Loansome Doc
Loansome Doc allows users to order full-text copies of articles from a local medical library (local fees and delivery methods may vary). Users must register to use this service.
Covers clinical medicine. Full text.
National Cancer Institute: A-Z List of Cancers
(National Cancer Institute)
For each type of cancer there information on treatment, clinical trials, statistics, literature from PubMed, and more.
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
OMIM is a database of human genes and genetic disorders which contains textual information, pictures, reference information, and links to related resources.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
The mission of NGC is to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in order to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
This site provides free online access to peer-reviewed original research articles and essays. Each article includes a synopsis written for the general public. PLoS Medicine includes a Patient Summary of each article.
For free articles, limit your search to 'free full-text'.
"PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access to PubMed Central (PMC) is free and unrestricted."
PubMed Clinical Queries
Results of searches on this page are limited to specific clinical research areas (e.g., diagnosis, therapy). For comprehensive searches, use On your search results page, limit your search to \'free full-text\'.