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Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available

A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

BioMed Central Some full text available
Provides access to over 100 free peer-reviewed journals in all areas of biology and medicine.
CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Contains indexing and abstracts for over over 2900 current nursing and health journals back to 1981+.  Also provides access to Pre-CINAHL, a companion database featuring rotating bibliographic information about new journal articles as they are being indexed. 2-4 simultaneous users.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Some full text available
Scientific and scholarly journals which have been peer-reviewed and are free.

MedLine, 1950+ Restricted Resource openURL
Abstracted articles from 19,000 medical journals. Also free to the public from the National Library of Medicine's PubMedGoPubMed searches the same databases as MedLine and PubMed but adds a neat index for concept searching.

PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Citations and abstracts of articles from journals in Psychology and other social science disciplines including Anthropology, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Psychiatry, from mid-19th century to present.  Also includes citations to books and book chapters from 1987 to present.
PubMed Central Some full text available
Full text of life science research articles.

Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Includes the Registry of Nursing Research, a database of abstracts to grey literature commprising descriptions of conference presentations and onging unpublished research studies.

Biographical Information

American Nursing: a Biographical Dictionary.
Shelf Location: Reference RT 34 A44 1988 Restricted Resource Some full text available

Dictionary of American Nursing Biography.
Shelf Location: Reference RT 34 D53 1988 Restricted Resource Some full text available

Dictionary of Medical Biography.
Shelf Location: Reference R 134 D57 2007 Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Some full text available
An extensive collection of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. 
Credo Reference Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Over 600 online reference titles in all subject areas.  Allows cross-referencing between titles and expanding searches into the Truman catalog and other library resources.
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
Shelf Location: Reference RM 301.12 D44 2005 Restricted Resource Some full text available

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Electronic version of a very famous medical dictionary and encyclopedia.

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health.
Shelf Location: Reference RT 21 G353 2007 Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Detailed discussion of condition or disease with etiology and pathophysiology; sympomes and signs; diagnosis; prognosis and treatment. This version also has audio and video.  Available in print at:  Ref RC 55 M4 2006

Government Information

Centers for Disease Control Some full text available
Provides information on diseases and conditions; emergency preparedness and response; healthy living; travelers health information; environmental health; injury,  violence and safety

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Some full text available
Gives reports on scientific research on health topics; publishes the notifiable diseases that have occurred in the past week; has statistics on diseases; has a tutorial series. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control.

National Institutes of Health Some full text available
Articles on important health topics; clinical trials; applications for research.

Online Book Collection

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ebrary's Academic Complete is a growing ebook collection offering online, full-text access to over 70,000 titles in all academic subject areas.

Streaming Video Collections

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Films on Demand is a multi-disciplinary collection of streaming videos from Films Media Group. It includes over 8,000 full-length videos / 90,000 clips  that cover a wide range of academic disciplines: psychology, history, literature, languages, engineering, business, art, sociology, sciences and more. A tutorial is available that will show you how to access Films On Demand from anywhere.  It also instructs on how to add a Films On Demand video to Blackboard.  The tutorial is available at:

Style & Citation Guides

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Guides for how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style; the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style; and the Chicago/Turabian citation style.  This page also has information on how to use tools that automatically format bibliographic information for you such as: EndNote, Zotero, and

Web Sites

Health Policy Picks Some full text available
"Specifically targeted to students, faculty and anyone else who may be interested in learning more about the complex US. health care system.  This site features monthly reports, conference proceedings, white papers and other largely unpublished literature on health policy."
INFOMINE Some full text available
INFOMINE is a huge collection of scholarly internet sites.  It has a special section for biology, agriculture and health sciences.  Each website is carefully evaluated, cataloged and checked  for status by the Libraries of the University of California.

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Authoritative explanations of 750 medical topics; drug information; directories for finding local doctors and hospitals; news; tutorials; medical information in 40 languages. Produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Subject Specialist
Picture: Carol Lockhart

Carol Lockhart
Reference Librarian
Tel: (660) 785-7417

Research Assistance Program
  • Provides one-on-one assistance for research assignments with a subject reference librarian.
  • Helps you find appropriate sources of information (databases, electronic sources, etc.) based on the requirements of your assignment.
  • Shows you search techniques.Helps you find valuable resources outside of Pickler through our MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan service.
To schedule a RAP consultation, you can:
  • Send an email to: RAP session
  • Call 660-785-4051
  • Come to the Library Service Desk
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