Guides for Alumni & Researchers



Research Databases

  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI), Identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment. Measurement instruments include questionnaires, checklists, coding and rating scales, etc.

  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments, Publishes peer-reviewed research in visual format to address the challenges of reproducibility of results. JoVE allows researchers to learn new techniques for clinical and basic science experiments. Subscribed subjects include biology, bioengineering, immunology, neuroscience and medicine.

  • MEDLINE via Ovid, Easy to use search system, with links to full-text and library catalog to locate articles

  • MEDLINE via PubMed, Clinical Queries searches systematic reviews, clinical studies and medical genetics, the related articles link uses a computer algorithm to find similar articles in MEDLINE. PubMed links to genetic databases and medical references texts when appropriate

  • PsycINFO, Psychological aspects of medicine, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology, and physiology. Limit search to psychology subfields such as clinical or neuropsychology, publication Formats include conference proceedings, book chapters, biography.

  • Pure Experts Research Profiles, Creates a “fingerprint” or profile of all Faculty and co-Authorship relationships are displayed. Discover researchers for potential research collaboration and track recent scholarship.

  • Web of Science, Multidisciplinary subject resource covering basic and applied sciences. Can perform cited reference search to view author impact. Use an individual article to find related citations on research topic.


Research Guides

  • Copyright and Fair Use, Provides information on copyright standards including educational fair use. Describes author rights and consideration for copyright agreements. Illustrates accepted practice for using resources within the learning management system.

  • Data Management Planning, Find requirements for submission of data plans to federal funding agencies. Use DMPTool subscribed resource for data management plan templates. Link to data management resources.

  • Interlibrary Loan, Request journal articles not available via eJournal Navigator or library catalog, Fee-based service; $7.00 per article for Augusta University community, must register to create personal/department account.

  • NIH Public Access Policy, Monitor you funded research to ensure federal compliance. Prepare to submit your manuscript to the NIH system. Completing the approval process for individual articles.

  • ORCID, Resolves name ambiguity problem with unique 16 digit identifier. Improves discoverability of individual researcher scholarly output. Connects your scholarship to PURE profiles and PACT faculty reporting system.

  • Research Services Guide, Serves information needs of clinical and basic science faculty conducting research. Identifies research tools including publication assistance and research impact. Find resources for data sets, research protocols, and psychosocial research.

  • Scholarly Commons, Digitizes scholarly works and historical documents generated by the university community. A handle (permalink) is assigned to all materials deposited and usage statistics are provided. Higher visibility of scholarly works in search engines achieved with priority indexing and ranking.


Alumni

According to the Augusta University's Office of Institutional Research, sixty-five percent of Augusta University living alumni reside in Georgia. Augusta University Alumni are encouraged to use the following resources to meet their health information needs.

The Library Information Center (706-721-3441) can refer alumni to specific assistance with many of the Library's resources and services. Augusta University graduates wishing to conduct research in the Library have access to many of the Greenblatt Library's resources. Access to Greenblatt Library’s databases, ejournals, ebooks, and other electronic resources are only granted on campus.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine has resources for the health professional and the public.

  • Health databases such as MEDLINE
  • Human genome information
  • Environmental health and toxicology databases
  • Bibliographies on current medical topics
  • MedlinePlus consumer health site

Search NLM databases - PubMed MEDLINE, NLM Gateway, SIS

  • PubMed MEDLINE provides access to the National Library of Medicine's free MEDLINE database containing over 15 million medical literature
  • NLM Gateway allows searching of multiple databases including MEDLINE, clinical trials, organizational directory (DIRLINE), toxicology information (TOXLINE), genetic home reference and hazardous substances data.
  • SIS (Specialized Information Services) covers some of the NLM Gateway databases along with other databases in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, and HIV/AIDS.

Interlibrary Loan from NLM's Loansome Doc

  • Loansome Doc fee-based document delivery service for medical journal literature located in MEDLINE ordered through the Greenblatt Library's Interlibrary Loan department.
  • Contact the library's Interlibrary Loan service (706-721-6374) to establish a Loansome Doc account this account allows the order of full-text documents from PubMed MEDLINE search results.
  • Consult the Interlibrary Loan schedule for Loansome Doc service fees.

GALILEO

  • GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) Georgia's web-based virtual library, with access to licensed products such as MEDLINE, CINAHL (nursing and allied health medical literature), consumer health, and patient handout resources.

GALILEO licensed resources include:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (nursing and allied health literature)
  • Health Source: Nursing / Academic (nursing and allied health literature)
  • Health Source: Consumer (consumer literature)
  • Alt HealthWatch (complementary and alternative medicine literature)

Some useful links in GALILEO to other non-licensed resources:

  • Merck Manuals

    • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
    • Merck Manual of Geriatrics
    • Merck Veterinary Manual
  • MedlinePlus (consumer health site of the National Library of Medicine)
     
    • patient handouts for disease conditions and drug information
    • medical dictionary
    • interactive tutorials for medical procedures
    • Spanish-language content

Find Books and Media

GIL-Find@Augusta University is the online catalog for books, media, and print journals at the Greenblatt Library.

Librarians are available to assist alumni in locating library material beyond the Greenblatt Library collections.

Greenblatt Library Special Collections

  • The Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library Historical Collections & Archives - contains the 19th century library, the Landmarks in Modern Medicine collection, museum items and artifacts, the University Archive, and a variety of Medical College of Georgia institutional publications
  • Contact Historical Collections & Archives (706-721-3444) for assistance with historical or University archives.

PINES

  • PINES - (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) is the lending network for 249 public libraries in 123 counties. All Georgians can use the PINES network to borrow books delivered free to their PINES public library.

  • Contact a PINES public library to obtain access to books from a public library network of 249 libraries in Georgia. A searchable PINES will help locate the nearest participating PINES library. Use the PINES online catalog to locate books that can be delivered to your home public library free of charge.


For more information on Alumni Services at Augusta University, please see the
Augusta University Alumni Affairs website.