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General & Multidisciplinary Databases: Find General & Multidisciplinary Databases from Other Pitt Libraries

General & Multidisciplinary Databases

A variety of multidisciplinary and academic databases are available from the University Library System (ULS),  University of Pittsburgh. ULS databases will work only on the Pitt network and through Pitt remote access.

These databases will be useful when completing a comprehensive literature search on a specific health or biomedical topic or for locating general reference information.

See: All ULS Databases A - Z    By Subject

Here is a select list of interest to the biomedical community:

  • Academic Search Premier (multidisciplinary scholarly database containing over 8,000 journals, many with full text, from all academic disciplines as well as current events and news sources)
  • BIOSIS Previews (includes Biological Abstracts and biomedical conference proceedings)
  • Business Source Complete (nearly 8,000 business-related titles, many with full text, including information related to health administration, health policy, and the health insurance industry)
  • Compendex (engineering, including biomedical engineering and medical technology)
  • ERIC (education and related disciplines)
  • IEEEXplore (engineering, including biomedical engineering and medical technology)
  • INSPEC (physics, electronics, and computing)
  • LegalTrac (includes major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general publications)
  • MathSciNet (includes statistics)
  • SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) ULS Note: SciFinder is now a web database, and each user must register for a personal SciFinder account before searching. It’s advisable to check the instructions before registering and choosing a username and password. You must use a computer connected to the Pitt network and enter your Pitt email address when registering. Searching SciFinder web requires that Java, JavaScript, and cookies be enabled on the computer. If you previously downloaded SciFinder Scholar software to search on your own computer, that software should now be removed.
  • Social Work Abstracts

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