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Databases and Journals

 Learn the basic skills necessary to search these databases and to search the Internet effectively for medical information:
Database Class Descriptions.

Database and Journal Names
Access from
a Saint Peter’s computer
No username & password required

Tutorial and/or Additional Information

Access Off-Site
Remote access, from
a non-hospital computer
SPUH email username & password required

MEDLINE, online books, journals, clinics, patient handouts, drug information & guidelines

Click on the "Help" link at the bottom of the site for more information and resources

The Medical Library's databases are available off-site through this website:

For access, enter your Saint Peter’s email account’s username and password. Once logged in, look for the “Medical Library” icon. Clicking on our icon will give you access to the Medical Library’s databases, without the need for additional usernames and passwords.

For technical assistance, please contact Information Technology’s Helpdesk at x7000, or externally at (732) 339-7000, or

For questions about the Medical Library databases, please contact us at x8545, or externally at (732) 745-8545, or









CINAHL, plus medical, nursing, health care administration & non-medical databases:

See “More Information” under each EBSCOhost database name for search and personal account help.

JAMA - Journal of American Medical Association
Full Text coverage back to 1998, and more...

Click on the “Help” link for additional information.

Journal Holdings List (“A” to “Z” Journal Title List)
An "A to Z" (alphabetical) title list of our full-text electronic and print journals.

Click on the ‘A to Z’ link to view the list of all print titles available in the Medical Library, all full-text titles available from the EBSCOhost, MDConsult, and OVID databases, institutional journal subscriptions, and free journal Web sites.

Journals may also be searched by subject.

If we don't have the article you need in either an electronic or print format, you may request the article from us through interlibrary loan (ILL). If there is not an ILL electronic form available on the article page in the database, then visit
and complete the form to request articles that are not available from the above-mentioned resource. You need to fill out one form per article requested.

Depending on how many articles you need, you may prefer to stop by the Medical Library during normal business hours, fill out one Interlibrary Loan form and give us the list of articles you need. You may also email or fax the list to us with your contact information. We will then contact you for additional information we may need.

Visit HERE for additional information on interlibrary loans.

MEDLINE, online books, journals, & clinics, patient handouts, drug information & guidelines:

In MD Consult, click on “Help” for further information.

Detailed drug information, toxicology, disease, IV compatibility, patient education.

For additional assistance, click on “Page Help” link.

PDA download available; click on “Handheld PDA” tab.

New England Journal of Medicine
Full Text Content back to 1993, and more...

See “Services”, “Information For”, and “About NEJM” for additional information.

MEDLINE, Evidence Based Medicine databases, Ovid Nursing, Nursing@Ovid platform:

For additional assistance click on the “Database Field Guide”, “Support & Training”, and “Help” links on each database home page.

Branching Out: The MeSH(R) Vocabulary

MEDLINE and PubMed
This PubMed URL is customized to provide links to both Saint Peter's University Hospital's and Drexel University's online full text articles. The Drexel links are provided for the convenience of those with Drexel accounts. These full-text links will provide immediate access to these online articles. The generic PubMed link found by searching the Internet will only offer citations and abstracts and some free full text. Otherwise, this is exactly the same PubMed:

PubMed Tutorial

Branching Out: The MeSH(R) Vocabulary

Medical topic reviews, drug information, patient information, calculators:
Now available remotely through VPN. Please see the last column for information.

Click on “Help” link for additional assistance.

Drexel University Library Web Page
Those with a Drexel University affiliation can access Drexel Library's Web site for databases, full-text articles and full-text medical books online.
Not Sure What Medical Library Database to Use?
Current Awareness Search Service
Free Databases on the Internet


Not sure what database to use? Refer to the chart below:


Information Need(s) Database(s) Available
Nursing Journal Articles Ovid (Medline) and EBSCOhost (CINAHL, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition)
Research Articles, Review Articles Ovid (Medline), MD Consult, Ovid (Evidence Base Medicine Reviews), UpToDate
Full-Text Reference Books MD Consult
Patient Information MD Consult, MicroMedex, EBSCOhost, UpToDate
Business and Social Science Information EBSCOhost
Drug Information MicroMedex, MD Consult, EBSCOhost, UpToDate
Newspaper Articles EBSCOhost
Evidence Based Medicine Articles Ovid (Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews), UpToDate