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MeLCat Logo​ MeLCat Outage

Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.


When searching databases from off-campus remember to log in to your library account and, regardless of location, click on the findtextatmsu20x104.gif icon to see if MSU users have access to the full text content. In PubMed you may also see this icon Sfulltextgreen.jpg to access full text articles. More information is available for off-campus access. If you want to search for a specific journal try using the A-Z Journal List to search for the journal's title and see if MSU users have access.

Clinical Databases

PubMed: The premier biomedical database. PubMed provides international coverage of English- and foreign-language journals in the areas of medicine, nursing, allied health, and the basic life sciences.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text: CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the leading English-language nursing database. CINAHL provides indexing for over 3,000 nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals.

Biological Databases

Biological Abstracts: Comprehensive database of the life sciences journal literature from 1926 to the present. Coverage of over 4,200 journal titles from the fields of botany, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, evolutionary ecology, kinesiology, neurology, and toxicology.

Web of Science: Broad coverage of many scientific domains and includes conference proceedings. One of the best tools to track citations, create citation report graphs, find your h-index number, and compare publication outputs over time.