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OHEI Kaiser Permanente Fellows

Resources for OHEI KPF fellows


PubMed is the world's largest databases of citations in the biomedical and life sciences. Because it is a citation database, you will find titles and abstracts for most records; some records will also provide links to full-text via publisher websites (these are often fee-based access points) or public access policies such as PubMed Central. 

Useful features in PubMed include:

  • Single citation matcher: useful for finding known items (eg citations for which you know the author, journal or part of the article's title)
  • Clinical queries: useful for finding evidence-based articles, clinical studies and systematic reviews
  • Topic specific queries: pre-built searches on topics of interest, including keywords, controlled vocabulary terms and journals related to that topic. Some useful topic-specific queries include Cancer, Health Disparities and Nursing.

PubMed tutorials provide a great overview of the resource, as well as tips for using specific features.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central (  is a repository of full-text scientific literature in the biomedical and life sciences. Some of the citations in PubMed will link to full-text articles in PubMed Central.

Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is a collection of digital resources, including scholarly databases with access to full-text, available to Michigan residents. Access the full collection at

The Health Gateway collection includes:

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection