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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017     Views: 25

To find the best databases for health topics, choose the Browse Databases tab on the library website, click on Subjects and then click on Health.  You'll be then given a list of some of our top resources for health research.  Here are a few that are on the list:

CINAHL with Full Text

CINAHL with Full Text provides full-text coverage from 1981 to current for more than 610 journals in nursing and 17 allied health disciplines. Also included in the database are all English-language journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. CINAHL with Full Text provides indexing for more than 3000 additional titles and includes publications in biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, and consumer health. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Health Reference Center Academic

Periodical articles, pamphlets, reference sources covering many health topics; many articles available in full text format. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Journal of Dentistry for Children

Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Freely available site: no restrictions for access.

New England Journal of Medicine

This database includes the full content (text & image) of each weekly issue of The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a full-text archive of articles back to 1993. Other features include topic-specific collections of articles, videos of common medical procedures, and other multimedia educational resources.Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

Designed for researchers at health-care facilities as well as nursing students, this file provides full-text access to more than 280 periodicals from nursing and health-care publications. Over 270 of the indexed journals also contain images, including charts, photos, and other illustrations. Also included is access to over 800 streaming nursing and allied health videos. Produced by Medcom, these videos are from 3 to 10 minutes in length. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.


The PubMed search system is a freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine(NLM). It provides access to MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. In addition, for participating journals that are indexed selectively for MEDLINE, PubMed includes all articles from that journal, not just those that are included in MEDLINE. Finally, PubMed also provides access to the molecular biology databases included in NCBI's Entrez retrieval system. Freely available site: no restrictions for access.

ScienceDirect College Edition

This Elsevier database provides full-text access to approximately 1,500 scholarly journals in the health sciences, life sciences, social sciences & humanities Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full text content available from many important source-types, and to provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used in the United States and in varying degrees around the world, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and policy makers. The current version is the DSM-5® (fifth edition, text revision). It is organized into a five-part axis system, with the first axis incorporating clinical disorders and the second covering personality disorders and intellectual disabilities. The remaining axes cover related medical, psychosocial and environmental factors, as well as overall level of functioning. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Medcom T3

Multi-media nursing education programs. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Ovid Nursing Community College Extended Journal Collection

A collection of journals from 1950s to present covering a wide range of nursing topics. This particular collection was curated for the interests of nursing students and faculty at community colleges. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.

Visible Body Anatomy Apps

These visual tools give an exciting look into the human anatomy. The interactive applications provide valuable resources for students and faculty of anatomy, nursing, and other health-related fields. Available on campus or off campus with current MyJCCC ID.


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