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Medical Diseases and Health Conditions: Journal Articles

Accessing Databases

Accessing Databases

Many of the Library's databases contain electronic copies of articles from newspapers, magazine and journals. You may access and conduct research in these databases from off campus.To do so, you will need to select the database and log in with your name and student ID number.

Journals vs Magazines - What's the difference?

For a brief overview of the major characteristics that are used to distinguish these two types of publications, see this online guide from the Chapman University Libraries

For more on the peer-review process, see this page from the Lloyd Sealy Library. 

You can also refer to the EVC Library handout  available at the library reference desk. (Also available as a downloadable PDF.) 

How to Access a Database

Finding articles in a Research Database
Evergreen Valley College Library subscribes to several databases that will help you find articles on your topic. Try the databases below for access to hundreds of relevant journal articles or articles from reference publications:

To access any of EVC Library's Databases, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Databases link from the left side of the menu. Once selected, you will notice that the databases are organized by subject. Click on the database name that you would like to access from the list. If off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your name and student ID.

Recommended databases for the assignment:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text   Comprehensive database of nursing and allied health literature.

Consumer Health Complete  Provides information needs of patients and an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic  Comprehensive database of nursing and allied health literature.

MEDLINE Database of biomedical and life sciences journal citations.

Science in Context    Provides authoritative information from various sources covering areas of science. 

eBook Collection      Online access to full-text book.

Academic Search Premier Full text articles from nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications in nearly every area of academic study including commputer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.