Medicine, Nursing, and Other Health Fields
- Articles and More
- PubMed and EMBASE
- Databases Needing Special Access
- Online Medical Textbooks
- Definitions and Disease Information
- Chemical Tools and References
- Welch YouTube Channel
The Welch Library subscribes to some specialized databases that require a username and/or password.
- If a medicine-related database asks you for a password, check this list.
UpToDate -- UptoDate can not be accessed through the JHU portal or VPN. It can only be accessed through
- a Hopkins computer, or
- a device using the Hopkins wireless network
To search for topics across collections of books and textbooks:
1. The library catalog includes ALL of our ~1 million e-books
--- Do your search, then use FORMAT (on the left) to choose "Books," and then "Online"
2. Search the AccessMedicine database
--- These are well-known medical textbooks, and your search will find book chapters about your topic
3. Search the e-book collection of NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information, at NLM)
--- Or, browse the titles here -- for books ONLY, look under "Types" and choose Book
--- There are lots of topics available. To see them all, look under "Subjects" and choose "More"
Definitions -- Make sure that you define concepts so that your audiences understand the scope of what you're discussing.
- MedlinePlus.gov -- High-quality information about diseases, procedures, drugs, and more for non-medical professionals
- MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) -- PubMed's MeSH database has definitions for everything
Medical Textbooks (Online) -- These have a lot of overlap, so don't stress about which one to choose -- start with AccessMedicine.
On the Welch Library's YouTube channel is help with PubMed and other databases, and how to find particular kinds of information.