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Academic Search Premier via EBSCOHost. - Coverage for most academic areas of study-including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women's studies.

BioMed Central - Open access publisher of over 200 peer reviewed journals MEDLINE via Ovid
Database of journal citations in the fileds of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences from the mid-1960s to the present. Some links to full-text articles. For additional information view one of the OvidSP tutorials.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health) via EBSCOhost. -Covers literature related to nursing and allied health. Virtually all English-language publications are indexed along with the publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing.

Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Data Resource Center (DRC) - This database contains dental, oral, and craniofacial data including oral health surveys, data tables from Oral Health U.S., 2002 and updates, and lists of oral health survey questions included in national surveys.

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition via EBSCOhost. -This database provides nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

PubMed with LinkOut - This service of the National Library of Medicine provides access to life science journal citations back to the mid-1960s. Includes links to full-text articles and other related resources. For additional information, view one of the PubMed tutorials.

PubMed Central - National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature.

RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) - Biomedical database system containing information on research projects and programs supported by the National Institutes of Health.

SEER Program: Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results - From the National Cancer Institute. Information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. Statistical data, publications, and monographs available online.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book - 2010 edition.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - 2012 edition.

Web of Science - Citation databases including Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, BIOSIS, and Journal Citation Reports. Covers the years 1987 to the present and includes some links to full-text articles.


Citation Linker
Try this if you have a citation and need the full-text of the article.

School of Dentistry Library A-Z list
Electronic journals available through the School of Dentistry Library.

Ruth Lilly Medical Library Electronic Journals
A to Z list of electronic journals available through the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

IUPUI University Library Electronic Journals
A to Z list of electronic journals available through IUPUI University Library.

Print Journals


Print Journals
Shelving locations of IUSD journals with current subscriptions.


A gentle guide to research methods by Gordon Rugg & Marian Petre (2007)

Determining sample size [electronic resource] : balancing power, precision, and practicality by Patrick Dattalo. (2008)

Guidance for the Description of Animal Research in Scientific Publications - (2011)

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - 8th ed. (2011)

Quantitative data analysis using SPSS [electronic resource] : an introduction for health & social science by Pete Greasley. (2008)

The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods editor, Lisa M. Given (2008)

Understanding and evaluating research in applied clinical settings by George A. Morgan, [et al.] (2006)

Print Books

Beyond the internet : successful research strategies / Barbara A. Chernow Z710 C521b 2007

Biostatistics for oral healthcare / Jay S. Kim, Ronald J. Dailey WA950 K49b 2008

Clinical research for health professionals : a user-friendly guide / Mitchell Batavia WB25 B328c 2001

Community-based participatory research for health : from process to outcomes, 2nd ed. / Meredith Minkler, Nina Wallerstein, editors. W84.3 C734 2008 RESERVES

Designing clinical research, 3rd ed. / Stephen B. Hulley … [et al.] WA950 D457 2007

Foundations of clinical research: applications to practice / Leslie Gross Portney & Mary P. Watkins W 20.5 P853f 2000

Health and numbers : a problems-based introduction to biostatistics, 3rd ed. / Chap T. Le. WA950 L433h 2009

Interpreting the medical literature / Stephen H. Gehlbach W20.5 G311i 2006

Medical uses of statistics, 3rd ed. / edited by John C. Bailar III, David C. Hoaglin. WA950 M489 2009

Methods in community-based participatory research for health / Barbara A. Israel ... [et al.] WA20.5 M592 2005

Multivariable analysis : a practical guide for clinicians / Mitchell H. Katz. WA950 K19m 2006

Primer of biostatistics, 6th ed. / Stanton A. Glantz. WA950 G545p 2005

Research methods in community medicine : surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials, 6th ed. / J.H. Abramson, Z.H. Abramson. W84.5 A161r 2008

The research process: books and beyond, 2nd ed. / Bolner, Myrtle S. & Gayle A. Poirier Z710 B692r 2002

Sage handbook of action research: participative inquiry and practice / Peter Reason, Hilary Bradbury, eds. HM571 S129 2008

Statistical and methodological aspects of oral health research / Emmanual Lesaffre … [et al.] eds. WU 20.5 S797 2009

Statistical methods for health care research, 5th ed. / Barbara Hazard Munro. WA950 M968s 2005

Study design and statistical analysis: a practical guide for clinicians / Mitchell H. Katz W 20.5 K255s 2006

Understanding research methods : an overview of the essentials, 7th ed. / Mildred L. Patten. Q180.55 .M4 P316u 2007 RESERVES


Community of Science (COS) - Grant and funding resources. Web tools to locate external funding, and workbench for cv and vita management.

NIH Funding Opportunities - Provides information about funding and grants from the Office of Extramural Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.