The following is a list of health sciences databases available at OSU. To do a quick search for your database start typing any word in the database name in the box below.
An A-Z list of all OSU databases is available from the Library Catalog.
Essential AAP resources now share an integrated platform, with quick, easy access to well-care guides, acute-care answers, patient education & pediatric coding.
Allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos, detailed emergency procedures, an extensive image library, and more than a dozen emergency medicine textbooks. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Create a MyAccess Profile to enable additional personalized features including self-assessments. A MyAccess guide is available here.
Provides access to more than 60 medical titles including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatement, frequently updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to mobile devices. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Create a MyAccess Profile to enable additional personalized features including self-assessments and mobile apps. A MyAccess guide is available here.
Allows selection by core curriculum topic, browsing by organ system, review of textbooks, or searching across leading pharmacy online references. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Create a MyAccess Profile to enable additional personalized features including self-assessments. A MyAccess guide is available here.
A comprehensive online resource for physical therapy education, AccessPhysiotherapy features learning tools such as physical therapy textbooks, NPTE-focused test prep, guided lectures, case files and multimedia content including Anatomy and Physiology Revealed, an interactive cadaver dissection tool. The F.A. Davis collections of physical therapy and athletic training textbooks are also available.
Create a MyAccess Profile to enable additional personalized features including self-assessments. A MyAccess guide is available here.
An integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Journals and other services from the Association for Computing Machinery are available.
Focuses on social gerontology, the study of aging in psychological, health-related, social, and economic contexts. Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, and videos published from 1978-present.
For more information about searching this and other EBSCOhost databases, visit the EBSCO Support Site.
From the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of various therapies, including interpretation of various claims of drug efficacy. Includes monographs on virtually every molecular drug entity available in the US.
Mobile Access Instructions:
AHFS Drug Information is avaialble through STAT!Ref. STAT!Ref has been optimized for delivery on mobile devices. Log in as you normally would and most mobile devices will be automatically redirected to the mobile URL (if you are using an iPhone or iPod touch, use the alternate URL below). The mobile interface includes the full-text of all titles and is available for quick searches.
iPhone and iPod Touch Users: Connect to the Mobile Version of STAT!Ref
Other Mobile Device Users: Connect to the Mobile Version of STAT!Ref
Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It provides full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.
Subject coverage includes:
- Body Work
- Chinese Medicine
- Creative Therapies
- Cross-cultural Therapies
- Energy Medicine
- Mind-body Medicine
Provides access to several American Heart Association publications including:
- ACLS Provider Manual eBook
- BLS Provider Manual eBook
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual
- 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC eBook
- 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) for Healthcare Providers eBook (2015 eHandbook of ECC)
- ACLS for Experienced Providers Manual and Resource Text
- Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
- Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization Provider Manual
There is a limit of 9 simultaneous users for this collection. Please wait a few minutes and try again if you see a blocking message.
Bates' Visual Guide features over 8 hours of content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques.
Bates’ Physical Examination Videos cover infant, child and older adult head-to-toe assessments, in addition to cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, musculoskeletal system, and nervous system physical examination techniques.
OSCE Clinical Skills videos are designed to prepare students for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Each video allows the viewer to observe a patient encounter, develop an assessment or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup.
For more more information, download Bates' "Getting Started" User Guide.
Henry Stewart Talks publishes state of the art audio visual presentations by leading world authorities. This collection contains over 1000 talks by leading world experts in the biomedical and life sciences. Presentations consist of navigable slides with accompanying narration synchronized for ease of listening, are approximately 40-50 minutes long, and are organized into a comprehensive series more than 30 seminar style presentations on a variety of topics including, obesity, genetics, viruses and more.
Indexes literature and provides citation indexing from 1980 to present, focusing on biological and medical research findings, pharmacological studies, and discoveries of new organisms.
BoardVitals is a powerful exam review tool with access to review questions and practice tests for USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 and shelf exams for seven medical specialties targeted for use during clerkship rotations. It includes the following:
USMLE Step 1 Board Review Questions and Practice Tests
- 1600 USMLE Step 1 Board Review Questions
- Covers all Categories Presented on the Step 1 Exam
- All Questions Include Answers and Detailed Explanations
- Timed Mode and Review Mode Available
- Individualized Question Recommendations Based on Your Performance
USMLE Step 2 Board Review Questions
- Over 900 USMLE Step 2 Board Review Questions
- The hardest questions are selected to maximize study time
- Each question comes with a detailed explanation that serves as a mini-lecture for reviewing key content
USMLE Step 3 Board Review Questions
- 1200 USMLE Step 3 board review questions
- Individualized learning
- Ability to flag questions for further review
- Questions are structured by category
- Timed and review modes available
- Detailed explanations associated with each question
NBME Shelf Exams Practice Questions
5700 challenging Shelf Exam questions targeted for use during clerkship rotations. The questions have been specifically adapted for the Medical School Student Level and include thousands of multiple choice questions (MCQ), vignettes, and long form questions.
- 600 Neurology Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 500 OBGYN Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 1800 Family Medicine Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 1400 Pediatrics Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 500 Internal Medicine Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 500 Surgery Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
- 600 Psychiatry Shelf Exam Questions & Answers
BrowZine allows users to browse, read, and monitor journals available through OSU Libraries. With BrowZine you can: easily access full text of articles, create a bookshelf of your favorite journals, save articles in personalized collections, and get alerts when new journal issues are published. By creating a free account in BrowZine, you can easily sync your bookshelves and reading lists across devices. The web-based version of BrowZine can be used in any internet browser and does not require a mobile device.
View this Getting Started with BrowZine video for a quick introduction to the service:
Instructions for using the BrowZine App
The BrowZine app is free to download for smartphone or tablet devices. With BrowZine, you can find, read, and monitor scholarly journals by creating a personalized bookshelf of your favorite journals and saving PDF articles to read at your convenience.
To connect to OSU Libraries journals and articles follow these simple steps:
1. Download the BrowZine App to your device from the appropriate App Store.
2. Open the BrowZine app and select Ohio State University as your library.
3. Enter your OSU internet username (name.#) and password
4. Start browsing available journals by subject or title. Add titles to your bookshelf. Access, read, and save articles.
BrowZine is actively adding titles to the collection available through the app. If there is a journal that OSU subscribes to, but is not available via BrowZine that you would like added, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com for questions or problems with access to OSU journal subscriptions.
Covers significant research and development from 1972 to present, in fields such as biotechnology, genetics, human health and nutrition, and veterinary medicine.
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, CINAHL contains information published from 1982 to present on nursing and allied health fields such as dietetics, physical and occupational therapy, medical records, etc. Includes journal articles, books, book chapters, pamphlets, dissertations, audiovisuals and educational software, and virtually all publications of the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing.
ClinicalKey contains content from several current Elsevier databases including MD Consult, First Consult, Procedures Consult, Clinics of North America and new content including nearly 900 eBooks.
The collection of journals available in ClinicalKey is growing every month, and currently includes more than 600,000 articles from more than 500 journals.
ClinicalKey also has more than 20 million MEDLINE abstracts, which are retrieved each day from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
You can also access clinical trials. The number available is determined by the number available in the ClinicalTrials.gov database.
In summary, ClinicalKey includes:
- Over 500 Elsevier medical and surgical journals
- Selected third-party journals and content sources
- Over 900 Elsevier medical and surgical reference books
- Medical and surgical clinics of North America
- First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
- Procedures Consult content and associated videos
- Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
- Over 13,000 Elsevier medical and surgical videos
- Guideline information
- Elsevier and third-party published patient education
Watch a guided tour of ClinicalKey below:
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
- Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
- Cochrane Methodology Register
- Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
- Health Technology Assessment Database
- NHS Economic Evaluation Database
- About The Cochrane Collaboration
Information about how to use the Cochrane Library including user guides, video tutorials, and more is available here.
Provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes independent product evaluations, test results for selected products and approved products from ConsumerLab.com’s Quality Certification Program, product recalls, and safety warnings. A science-based encyclopedia of natural products is also provided, including a drug-interaction database.
Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. Covidence was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors.
Creating a Covidence Account
Additional Covidence Information:
Includes full text journals and eBooks covering areas of dentistry including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain & surgery, odontology, oral & maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontology, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics.
Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index® as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®.
Information on doctoral dissertations and master’s theses, covering approximately 3,000 subject areas. Since 1988, all dissertation and thesis citations include abstracts.
The DMPTool provides researchers the ability to create and manage Data Management Plans and to view plans that others at OSU have created and shared. DMPTool walks users step-by-step through the requirements for a variety of funders including the NIH and NSF, provides examples, and exports a text-based data management plan that can easily be inserted into a grant.
- Go to the DMP Tool website
- Choose sign in Option 1 and search for Ohio State University or OSU in the institution lookup
- Login using your OSU internet username when prompted
With over 31 million indexed records and more than 8,500 indexed peer-reviewed journals, Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose and up-to-date database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. All articles are indexed in depth using the Elsevier Life Science thesaurus Emtree®.
Facts & Comparisons provides an interactive online drug application with updated drug information to assist with comparing prescription drugs, drug interaction screening, drug identification, and more. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced "H-cup") is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HCUP is based on statewide data collected by individual data organizations across the United States and provided to AHRQ through the HCUP partnership. HCUP would not be possible without statewide data collection projects. HCUP includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States, encompassing all-payer, discharge-level information.
Available data includes the following:
- National Inpatient Sample (NIS)
- State Inpatient Databases (SID)
- Kids' Inpatient Database (KID)
- State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database (SASD)
- Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
- State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)
HCUP data are used for research on hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes. The data are used to describe patterns of care for uncommon as well as common diseases, to analyze hospital procedures, including those that are performed infrequently, and to study the care of population sub-groups such as minorities, children, women, and the uninsured. Researchers and policymakers use HCUP data to identify, track, analyze and compare hospital statistics at the national, regional and State levels.
Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, HaPI is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences.
Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more.
Aimed at the consumer or patient, this database provides full-text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines, over 1,000 pamphlets on various medical topics, nearly 130 health reference books, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals in the nursing and allied health fields.
Indexes journal articles, proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations from 1975 to the present. Medical history coverage is provided by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (UK).
Access the full-text of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988, and all IEEE Standards.
Indexes over 750 journals from 1971 to present, on drug reactions, toxicity, stability, analysis, chemistry, metabolism and interactions; as well as investigational drugs, drug testing and evaluations, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Includes full content from the second edition of Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature and Rational and Clinical Examination, as well as education guides, a glossary of EBM terms and definitions, calculators, worksheets, and other tools to aid in understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Presents impact factors and other statistical data that provides one way to determine the relative importance of journals within their subject category. Covers journals indexed by either Social Science Citation Index or Science Citation Index.
Information for new users of Journal Citation Reports including a tutorial, and more is available here.
Access the web version of Lexicomp products including Lexi-Drugs Online, Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs Online, AHFS Essentials, AHFS DI, Lexi-Drugs International Online, Geriatric Lexi-Drugs Online, Natural Products Database, Pharmacogenomics Online, Infectious Diseases, Lab Tests & Diagnostic Procedures, Patient Education materials and more. This resource is for use only by academic faculty, staff, and students, and is not for use in hospitals or clinics.
Interactive online access to 35 textbooks on core topics, plus procedural videos, images, case studies, and quiz banks for health science students and practitioners. Available textbooks include Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, Grant's Dissector, Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Lippincott Illustrated Review Series, and more.
Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
- eBook Library of over 140 titles including Essentials of Plastic Surgery by J. Janis and Essentials of Aesthetic Surgery by. J. Janis
- Surgical procedures for review ahead of surgery, covering
- Surgical anatomy
- Surgical steps
- Learn from the Master series of videos providing training on cutting-edge techniques
- More than 68,000 images for download and use in other applications - source materials for conference review
- Training Center for residency board prep: 1,800 Questions and answers
- MedOne App available for Android and iOS devices
A comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments in psychology, education, business, and leadership.
Natural Medicines provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. It contains seven sub-databases including: Foods, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, Sports Medicine, Comparative Effectiveness, Manufacturers, Commercial Products, and Medical Conditions. For each therapy covered by Natural Medicines, a research team gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Medicines databases.
Developed by anatomy faculty from The George Washington University, this resource is designed to teach human anatomy to students in the health professions. This resource focuses on the structural and functional relationships of the human body and the language that describes these relationships. The database includes radiographic, cross-sectional and gross anatomical images and textual content. Anatomical descriptions, labels and online tests are provided.
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790, with discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Nexis Uni also indexes a number of full-text medical newsletters and journals.
O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform for Higher Education provides access to thousands of books, videos, expert-curated courses, and interactive learning environments for business, technology, and more.
When accessing the resource, be sure to click on "Not listed? Click here." Then enter your OSU name.# email address for access. OSU name.# email required for access. Account creation is optional and is only required to use the "queue" and other features. Supplying a valid email provides access for 3 days.
The Ovid database includes several resources including Ovid Medline, Books @ Ovid and Journals @ Ovid.
Several MEDLINE options are available from the Ovid select resources screen. Using the OvidSP Interface to search MEDLINE allows you to be guided through selections for a precise search based on Medical Subject Headings, subheadings, and limits. You can build your search strategy in steps and try multiple combinations to refine the search results.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office offers access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. A TIFF reader is needed to view patents.
Bundles essential AAP resources including Red Book Online, AAP toolkits, Pediatric Patient Education library, AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, Point-of-Care Quick Reference Topics, AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter, and more.
Covers new developments in drug therapy, and trends in pharmacy practice. Provides in-depth information on specific questions related to each topic.
PressReader allows OSU users to access digital versions of print newspapers and magazines from around the world. This interface makes for easy browsing, just like you had the paper in front of you! Use the web version by clicking on the link or icon to the left or follow the instructions below to use the PressReader app.
Mobile Access Instructions:
The PressReader app is free and available for a variety of smartphones, tablets, and eReaders. More information and links to download the app are available here.
To use the app, you must first create a PressReader account with email address and password while on the OSU network at https://www.pressreader.com. Click on “Sign In” at the top of the screen and choose the “New User? Sign Up Now” link at the bottom of the window that appears. Use the same email and password that you register with to log in to the PressReader App.
Each time you sign in to PressReader while on the OSU/OSUMC network, access to the App will be enabled for the following several days. After this access period has ended and you are prompted for payment, authenticate again at https://www.pressreader.com from on campus or http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=https://www.pressreader.com from off campus to reenable free App access.
Includes the DSM Library, psychiatry journals and textbooks, American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines, Self-assessment tools, and more.
Information about how to use PsychiatryOnline including user guides, video tutorials, and more is available here.
Covers publications in many health-related fields, including psychiatry, nursing, health administration, pharmacology, rehabilitation, and epidemiology. Resources generally have a psychological, behavioral, or cognitive focus.
A playlist of training videos covering various types of searching of PsycINFO via EBSCO is available from the publisher on YouTube.
PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and life science journals, plus a small collection of online books.
For PubMed searching assistance, the following resources are available:
A searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to research-tested materials. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the online directory provides a review of programs available for use in a community or clinical setting.
Part of the Web of Science, the Science Citation Index indexes cited references found in journals from over 150 scientific disciplines, in over 5,000 science and technical journals from 1980 to the present. In addition to subject and author searching, SCI permits tracking of references cited in journal articles.
An authoritative source of information on all sixteen subspecialities of internal medicine. Also offers a CME program and information on topics such as occupational safety and health, advice for international travelers, normal laboratory values, the latest FDA approvals, and more. Full-text information is enhanced by a large collection of medical images.
A continuously updated general surgical reference. Developed to help practicing surgeons make critical decisions on patient care, it is an evidence-based reference of surgical best practices from leaders in the field.
The largest and most comprehensive database of chemical literature in the world, covers not only the core areas of chemistry, but related sciences such as biotechnology and toxicology. As of February 14, 2011, you must use the web version (the desktop client has been discontinued). All OSU users must register using a valid OSU e-mail account (osu.edu, ohio-state.edu, or osumc.edu)
On-Campus SciFinder Scholar Registration -- Off-Campus SciFinder Scholar Registration
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the medical, scientific, technical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields. Scopus covers nearly 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers, and more half of its content comes from outside the U.S. The database provides powerful citation analysis tools for articles, authors, institutions, and journal metrics.
Information about how to use Scopus including user guides, video tutorials, and more is available here.
Part of the Web of Science, SSCI provides access to multidisciplinary literature on such topics as gerontology, mental health, nursing, public health, rehabilitation, social work, and substance abuse. In addition to subject and author searching, SSCI permits tracking of references cited in journal articles.
Covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more.
With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes well over 1.7 million records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. The content also consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and more.
A clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use research evidence. Content types include images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.
A directory of magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, 'zines, and more.
Provides evidence-based answers to commonly asked questions in clinical practice. Designed to provide practical, concise information needed at the point of care.
Mobile Access Instructions:
Web Browser Based Mobile Access:
When accessing UpToDate from a mobile device, you will automatically be taken to the mobile ehnanced website.
Mobile App Access:
A mobile app is available by registering for an account from a deskop or laptop computer using the instructions below.
UpToDate Anywhere allows OSU faculty, staff, and students to create a free personal account that allows remote access, mobile app access, and earning of CME credit.
- To get started from on-campus, use this link and register by selecting the orange Log In/Register button from the top right hand corner as seen in the image below.
- To get started from off-campus, use this link and register by selecting the orange Log In/Register button from the top right hand corner as seen in the image below.
This is a onetime registration. Once registered, you will receive email confirmation from UpToDate.
You can then use your UpToDate username and password to access the UpToDate mobile app. You can download and activate the UpToDate mobile apps shown below on up to two devices. Once the mobile app has downloaded on your device, use the UpToDate username and password created during the registration process to log in.
90 Day Re-verification is required
In-application and email messaging will inform you of the need to verify your affiliation with OSU. Complete verification by logging in to UpToDate from a computer connected to the OSU network or while logged in through the library's off-campus proxy system at least once every 90 days to maintain access.
A diagnostic clinical decision and medical education support tool that aids in making faster, more accurate diagnoses. Combines high-quality, peer-reviewed medical images with concise information to support clinical staff and health sciences students in the accurate recognition and management of disease. Customers can input visual clues, symptoms, and patient history to help make a correct diagnosis. VisualDx is also Mobile - available for iPhone, iPad and Android Devices.
View the Introduction to VisualDx and Telemedicine Webinar from Oct. 28, 2020 below:
Access the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and more through the Web of Science. The Science Citation Index indexes cited references found in journals from over 150 scientific disciplines, in over 5,000 science and technical journals from 1980 to the present. In addition to subject and author searching, SCI permits tracking of references cited in journal articles.