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A Guide to Health Sciences, Medical and Nursing Information: Getting

databases, web resources, statistics and print resources for Nursing, health sciences, medicine, bioinformatics


Search the Libraries' databases for articles. 

  • Some databases will provide the full text or entire article online.

  • If the full text is not available from the database you're searching, look for  or the "Get It (UWM Libraries)" link.

Research Tips and Tricks


Learn about the UWM Libraries' collections, services, and other resources that can enrich your learning, teaching and research experiences.

Research Steps and Support - a refresher on search strategies, setting up alerts on topics or journal issues

Health Databases [Finding articles] - where to find journal articles on your topic

Evidence-based Practice - what it is, and how to find research using it

Print Resources - using the catalog and other tools to find books and e-books

Cite, Evaluate and Manage... - keeping track of the 'good stuff' you've found

Reliable Consumer Health Info - reliable information from free internet sources

Core Health Sciences Databases

Looking for a Specific Journal or Article?

Does the UWM Libraries' collection have a specific journal? ....or an article cited in a bibliography or reading list?

Use one or more of the following methods to determine whether UWM Libraries has online access and/or a hard copy of the item:

 >  E-Journals List ( type all or some of the journal title).

 >  Citation Linker ( * must type full exact journal title).

 >  Search@UW  ( type or cut/paste all or some of the article title or the journal title).

Use the databases below to look for a specific article, or articles on a  health related topic:

Virtual Browsing

Browse the Libraries' stacks literally, or virtually using the online catalog. These are some of the call numbers for materials in Health Sciences.

  • R - Medicine
  • RA - Public Aspects of Medicine
  • RB - Pathology
  • RC - Internal Medicine
  • RD - Surgery
  • RE - Ophthalmology
  • RF - Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  • RG - Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • RJ - Pediatrics
  • RK - Dentistry
  • RL - Dermatology
  • RM - Therapeutics and Pharmacology
  • RS - Pharmacy and Materia Medica
  • RT - Nursing
  • RV-RZ - Botanic and alternative medicine

Health Industry Reference


Mary Boulanger, UWM Health & Life Sciences Librarian Emeritus, created this Health Research guide and edited it until her January 2016 retirement.

Ellis McLaughlin, Research Services Intern, contributed content and editorial assistance in 2016.