Library Resources for Alumni

While we cannot offer our alumni full access to our library resources because of licensing restrictions, we are happy to provide access to the following database as a benefit for our alumni. Please contact Alumni Relations at alumniservices@frontier.edu for the username and password.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Database – Alumni Edition
This database indexes more than 900 nursing and allied health journals, with full-text coverage of many of them. It also includes nursing dissertations. Please note: per our agreement with ProQuest, use of this database is limited to personal research and educational use and cannot act as a substitute for an alumnus' business or employer having access.

There are also several free resources that can help you identify and find clinical and other relevant information:

PubMed
PubMed, created by the National Library of Medicine, is a free online database of more than 20 million citations from life sciences and biomedical literature. When possible, free full text options will be linked within PubMed.
Tutorial: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/

PubMed Central
PubMed Central is a National Institutes of Health-sponsored archive of free online biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Tutorial: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=helppmc

Medline Plus
Medline Plus provides consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine. It includes easy to read articles, informative videos, interactive tools, and a medical dictionary. Articles in Medline Plus provide references with links to relevant PubMed citations.
FAQ: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/faq/faq.html

Google scholar
Google Scholar is a great tool to conduct broad literature searches. You can also use the "advanced search" option to find specific citations.
Search Tips: http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/refinesearch.html

Public Library of Science
The Public Library of Science publishes peer-reviewed, open-access journals for the scientific and medical community.
FAQ: http://www.plos.org/

WorldCat
Use WorldCat to find library materials near you.

AHEC
Find your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) here. Many provide some library services for free or for a small fee. Contact the nearest AHEC in your area for more information.