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 Health Reference Center Academic

Database Information


"Health Reference Center Academic provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center plus 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals. All in a single, easy-to-use database, Health Reference Center Academic integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books." --
Gale Website

Database Features
Peer-reviewed journals in medicine, health, nursing, and allied health
Journal coverage from 1980 to present
More than 2,500 topical overviews from Clinical Reference Systems
Videos of medical procedures and live surgeries from OR-Live

Search Operators
Connectors: AND, OR, NOT
Wildcards: * = one or more characters (e.g. comput*), ? = exactly one character (e.g. wom?n)
Proximity: <search term> N# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart

Database Access

Health Reference Center Academic

Video Tutorials

Using Gale's PowerSearch - Basic Search
Demonstrates how to use the Basic Search options in Gale Databases.


Using Gale's PowerSearch - Advanced Search
Demonstrates how to use the Advanced Search options in Gale Databases.


Introduction to Databases
Explains why you should use databases when conducting academic research.