Resources in Biomedical Sciences

  • Spring Semester Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-11pm; Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-11pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101)
  • (217) 244-1864

Please direct comments, questions, or requests for information, instruction or consultation to Peg Burnette, Biomedical Sciences Librarian (217 300-5942)

Article Databases for the Biomedical Sciences


Use one or more of these databases to search for articles on a specific topic using keywords, subject headings, authors and more.


MEDLINE®, the  U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database, contains article citations and abstracts for biomedical journal literature from around the world. 

Other Biomedical Databases


Clinical Care & Evidence-based Decision Making

  • AccessMedicine  (Drugs, Diagnosis, Guidelines, Patient Education)
  • DynaMed [EBSCO]  (Mobile Version, Evidence Summaries, Diseases & Conditions, Calculators)
  • MDConsult  (Journals, Drugs, Patient Education)
  • UpToDate  (Diseases & Conditions, Drug Interactions, Patient Information, Calculators)


Research Guides for Related Topics

Health Information Portal

The Health Information Portal provides additional health subject resource guides for Alternative Medicine, Bioengineering, Genetics, Nursing, Public Health and more

Gray Literature in Health and Biomedical Sciences

Data Management Services

Electronic Journals for the Biomedical Sciences


Selected by Impact Factor, a measure of the journal's relative importance.

More: Electronic Journals for Specific Biomedical Topics/Disciplines


These collections are freely available and provide full text for select biomedical journal titles.

  • Bandolier (independent journal about evidence-based healthcare; written by Oxford scientists)
  • BiomedCentral (241 peer-reviewed journals in medicine, science and technology)
  • PubMed Central (PMC)  (archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the National Library of Medicine)

Electronic Books

Full text of core texbooks for medicine and nursing can be found in these collections.

Biomedical Sciences Web Sites

Professional & Scholarly Organizations 

Other Resources at the University

Institutes & Centers

About the Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Science is a multidisciplinary area covering basic science, medicine, nursing, health, bioengineering, biotechnology, human genomic research and more.