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My Interlibrary Loans

UIC faculty, staff and current students can use My Interlibrary Loans to request materials that are not available through the UIC Library.


More Databases

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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases

Loansome DOC

  • Loansome DOC
    A fee-based electronic document ordering service offered by the Library of the Health Sciences in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine for articles cited in the PubMed database. Anyone may use the service provided they set up an account with the Library of the Health Sciences first. Requests are usually filled within one business day if the item is held at the Library of the Health Sciences.



PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Recommended Databases

    Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Directory of Indian Medical Site
    Created and maintained by QMed Knowledge Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Trust, registered with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai.

  • EMBASE : Excerpta Medica Database
    If you are off campus, be sure to get the subscription key from the list of databases A - Z. EMBASE indexes journal literature in the fields of biomedicine and pharmacology. About 600,000 citations and abstracts are added annually, 80% of which contain abstracts. It is updated weekly.
  • ERIC via Proquest
    ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is presently the largest education database in the world, containing over one million citations.
  • Europe PubMed Central
    • Includes PubMed abstracts (about 22 million)
    • Europe PMC full text articles (about 2.2 million, of which over 400,000 are Open Access)
    • Patent abstracts (over 4 million European, US, and International)
    • National Health Service (NHS) clinical guidelines
    • Agricola records (500,000)
    • Supplemented with Chinese Biological Abstracts and the Citeseer database.
    HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.
  • Medical Heritage Library
    The Medical Heritage Library is a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries.
  • MEDLINE through Ovid (1947 to Present)  
    National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Limited to 30 simultaneous users.
  • National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
    The HSRR database was designed for health care researchers and health sciences librarians seeking data resources used in health services research, the behavioral and social sciences and public health. Users may examine and compare characteristics of health-related research tools and link to additional research resources.
  • PapersFirst  
    Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • ProceedingsFirst  
  • Professional Development Collection (for educators)
    Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for nearly 850 journals.
  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO(R), spanning 1887-present, includes international material selected from more than 1,500 periodicals written in over 35 languages. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates.

  • PubMed  
    PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's to present.
  • PubMed PubReminer
    Use this tool to analyze citation retrieval by major authors, search terms, and journals.
  • Safety Literature
    "SafetyLit offers two complementary services:
    The bibliographic database that contains items beginning with reports published in the mid-17th century on the safety of farmers, mariners, and miners and continuing to the present day. A weekly Update Bulletin of recently published journal articles, reports, and doctoral theses on matters related to safety. SafetyLit draws contents from more than 12,000 scholarly journals of many diverse professional disciplines and from more than 150 of the world’s nations."
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with tools that track, analyze and visualize research.
  • Web of Knowledge
    The ISI® Indexes provide access to current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references found in nearly 7000 of the world's scholarly journals covering the arts & humanities, science and technology, and social sciences.

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