As the academic year comes to a close, the HS/HSL would like our graduating students to know what resources they can use after graduation.
Journals and databases: Alumni are able to access the Health Sciences and Human Services Library's (HS/HSL) electronic resources off campus for two months after graduation. After that, you will need to come to the library to access online journals and databases.
RefWorks: If you have saved references in RefWorks, consider migrating them to a freely available tool so you do not lose them when your access expires two months after graduation. Remember, the HS/HSL’s subscription is ending June 30. Consider moving your references to a free option, like Mendeley or Zotero. To see how their features compare, visit our Other Citation Managers page.
Free databases: Once your electronic access expires, you still will have access to public databases for literature, drug information, and more. A few examples are highlighted below. Additionally, be sure to investigate what resources you have through your new workplace and any professional organizations of which you are a member.
|Freely Available Databases||Type of Information||Can Be Used in Place of|
|PubMed||Literature||Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, etc.|
|Google Scholar||Literature||Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, etc.|
|NLM Drug Information Portal||Drug Information||Micromedex, Lexicomp, Natural Medicines|
|MedlinePlus||Patient-Friendly Health Information||Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate, Natural Medicines|
|National Guideline Clearinghouse||Clinical Practice Guidelines||UpToDate|
|TRIP Database||Literature||Embase, CINAHL, Ovid MEDLINE|
|NCBI Databases||Various – literature, chemical information, genetic/genomic information, etc.||SciFinder, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, etc.|
|Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)||Literature||Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, etc.
The HS/HSL wishes you all the best in your future endeavors! Please contact the Information Services Desk if you have any questions.