Randall Library Home

Clinical Research

Databases for Clinical Research

Looking for articles on a topic related to Clinical Research? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

Need help? View our Finding Articles tutorial that will guide you through the process of finding articles using library resources, or Get Help by Email, Phone, Chat or Text. You can also get assistance from a librarian specializing in your research area.


  • BIOSIS Previews

    BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Searching BIOSIS

  • CINAHL with Full Text

    CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  Print version: 1977-1981   [Details]

    Tutorial:   CINAHL Plus Advanced Searching

  • Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition

    Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements

    Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • BIOSIS Previews

    BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Searching BIOSIS

  • CINAHL with Full Text

    CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  Print version: 1977-1981   [Details]

    Tutorial:   CINAHL Plus Advanced Searching

  • Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition

    Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements

    Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • Academic Search Complete

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.  [Details]

  • BIOSIS Citation Index

    Citations from life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

  • Current Contents Connect

    Complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from the world’s leading scholarly journals and books; also includes relevant, evaluated Web sites and documents. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

  • MasterFILE Complete

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • MEDLINE via Web of Science

    MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier life sciences database with over 21 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Full text linking available. Part of Web of Science  [Details]

  • Nursing Education in Video

    Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. This current release includes 355 videos.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

    This database offers comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine and more. Sources include journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more. Part of ProQuest Central. Comparable to EBSCOhost CINAHL w/Full Text.  [Details]

  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary

    Select the "Medical Dictionary" link once connected to Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition.  [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]


Helpful Websites

The websites listed are suggestions to aid in your research. Randall Library is not responsible for the validity or relevance of content on the websites above, nor does it purposefully mean to mislead the researcher towards a specific topic, philosophy, or concept.  

Selected Books

Search the Library Catalog to find more library materials.

feedback