Subject database index publications in a specific discpline or field. Most databases index journals but some also cover other types of publications such as conference papers, patents, books, and technical reports.
Subject databases have specialized indexing and controlled vocabulary terms that make it easier to locate information on a topic.
Digging Deeper Into the Literature
Use the following databases to dig deeper into the subject literature.
Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.