Information for UTHSC Alumni
Note: The Health Sciences Library often receives requests from UTHSC alumni for access to our licensed online journals and databases, which are restricted to current students, staff, and faculty. To date, it has been prohibitively expensive to get vendors to include alumni at little or no additional cost for access to our licensed databases and online journals.
Questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have a valid UTHSC NetID, you might submit your request form by logging into the library. The service fee is $6 per article.
- If you do not have a NetID, you may order copies of articles from the library for $6 per article. Read about Loansome Doc for more information about how to order articles through UTHSC. When you register for Loansome Doc, select University of Tennessee Health Science Library as your contact library, and select “I am affiliated with this institution”. Use the form’s comment field to indicate that you are a UTHSC alumnus.
Useful Links for Professionals
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – good source for statistics
- ClinicalTrials.gov – lists more than 12,000 clinical trials
- Food and Drug Administration
- Information Rx Toolkit – educates and assists physicians in prescribing health information to their patients through MedlinePlus
- Medscape – offers health professionals integrated medical information and education tools, free but requires registration
- PubMed MEDLINE
- Sermo – Sermo is a social networking site for licensed physicians only. Registration is free and offers an exclusive forum for querying thousands of clinicians with patient questions. Go to their web site for more information.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States – Statistical Abstract provides data on population, vital statistics, health, education, politics and many other areas of general interest.
Full-text Journal Articles and Books
- BioMed Central – an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) – This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals
- Document Suppliers – commercial sites that provide full-text journal articles for a fee
- Free Medical Journals – is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet
- Highwire Press – more than 750,000 free, full-text articles online
- Merck Manual of Medical Information – Second Home Edition, Online Version includes anatomical figures, a chart of weights and measures, drug names, and descriptions of medical tests.
- National Academies Press – includes Institute of Medicine reports
- NCBI Bookshelf – a growing collection of online biomedical books
- PDRhealth – From Thomson PDR this consumer site provides drug, disease, clinical trials, and wellness information for consumers
- Public Library of Science – a nonprofit scientific publishing venture that will provide high-quality, high-profile journal articles
- PubMed Central – an archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles.
Useful Health Information Links for Patients & Consumers
- Patient Information from UpToDate – UpToDate provides hundreds of patient information topics, allowing patients and healthcare providers to share in the decision making process.
- Genetics Home Reference – NLM’s consumer information site on genetic conditions and their genes or chromosomes
- MedlinePlus – NLM and NIH site with information on 650 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, media information, and links to thousands of clinical trials
- Science.gov — Health and Medicine – A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by US Government agencies, including research and development results.
- Tox Town – Information on toxic chemical and environmental health risks where you live and work
History of Medicine & Nursing
- History of Medicine – from the National Library of Medicine; includes images
- UTHSC Health Sciences Historical Collections – the library’s special collection of rare books, personal collections, and artifacts
- UT Health Science Center Archive – archival materials on the history of the Health Science Center
Selected General Interest Links
- Ask a Librarian – Our staff can help answer your questions
- ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) – ERIC is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Internet Public Library
Onsite Use of the Health Sciences Library
- About the Library – includes directions and phone numbers
- Looking for a health science library nearer your current location? Contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at http://nnlm.gov/ or 1-800-338-7657