THE ESTABLISHMENT SITES
This takes you to a search screen for several resources at the National Library of Medicine (U.S.)http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd
|The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, Meeting Abstracts, and HSRProj. See the Overview <Cmd?Overview.x> for details.
Here is a link to the Medical Subject Headings Thesaurus (MeSH)
Librarian are very fond of MeSH because it is the absolute creme de la creme of indexing systems. The quality of the material being indexed is another story. MeSH can also be accessed from within PubMed. This system provides you with more extensive information on the terms, however.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/
MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.
This is the link for PubMed:http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi
|PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources
MEDLINE® (Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 12 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Time coverage: 1966 to the present
Link to pre 1966 material: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/oldmed.html
More about PubMed:
|Source: Citations from over 4,600 worldwide journals currently in 30 languages; 40 languages for older journals cited back to 1966. About 52% of current cited articles are published in the U.S.; for the time period 1997-2001, nearly 89% of cited articles are published in English and about 76% have English abstracts written by authors of the articles. Citations for MEDLINE are created by the NLM, international partners, and collaborating organizations.
Updates: Beginning in 2002 over 2,000 completed references are added daily each Tuesday through Saturday, January through October (over 460,000 added last year). Updates are irregular in November and December as NLM makes the transition to a new year of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) vocabulary used to index the articles. Broad coverage: Basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences since 1966 including nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. MEDLINE also covers life sciences that are vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry. Increased coverage of life sciences began in 2000. By the end of 2001, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases had also been added to MEDLINE.
The posts above include about half of what we covered in our first class.
World Health Organizationhttp://www.who.int/en/
(This is probably THE ESTABLISHMENT all by its lonesome)