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Frequently Asked Questions - Research questions

OVID has several databases, including Medline, which is the premier health sciences database in the world with over 20 million indexed items. It is maintained by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine and is the most comprehensive source of research articles available. Medline is MUCH more than review and is probably the best source for research. You can also access Medline through PubMed, so either one would work as a source for research articles. There are several databases in OVID besides Medline, including the Cochrane databases for evidenced-based medicine, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Embase (another good health sciences database), databases dealing with allied health and complementary medicine, ERIC (which is an education database), and PsycInfo. In EBSCO, another set of databases we have, you will find nursing-related articles in CINAHL.

Can I make an appointment for a research consultation?

Yes! Stop by the library and ask for help. Any of the staff at the Front Desk can help you with your research. You can also email one of our reference librarians, alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu or april-schweikhard@ouhsc.edu, to make a research consultation appointment.