Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Databases & Research - Libraries

Health Science Databases

Use the databases listed below to find articles from magazines, journals and other publications.
Online books can be accessed through Ebrary.

Databases are restricted to use by Kalamazoo Valley Community College students, faculty and staff.

  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries CINAHLCINAHL - Authoritative journal articles for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Includes Pre-CINAHL with access to new journal article citations before they are fully indexed and added to CINAHL. PowerPoint Tutorial
  • Michigan E-Library Health Reference Center Academic:  Health topics, including dental hygiene, fitness, nursing, medicine, nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more; many articles include full-text and images. 386 surgery videos are now included. 
  • Michigan E-Library Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module:  Includes same topics as Health Reference Center Academic, but with a patient-oriented user interface; many articles include full-text and images. 
  • Public Database PLoS Medicine:  A free, peer-reviewed, open-access, online medical journal covering new research published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). All articles have full-text.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries ProQuest Central Nursing and Allied Health Source:  ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries Salem Press Health: 
    Magill's Medical Guide: Sixth Edition (2011) "Designed for laymen and written for healthcare consumers, the Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professional and popular self-help guides."
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries ScienceDirect -- Health & Life Sciences:  Over 1,000 full-text health and life science journals, plus many more with abstracts only. Most include articles from 1995 - present.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries SMART imagebase: Scientific & Medical ART:  SMART is a collection of 20,000+ illustrations & animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology and other health science topics. Educational use is allowed for PowerPoints, handouts, poster sessions and interactive Flash animations. PowerPoint Tutorial