Clinical Laboratory Science/Molecular Diagnostic Science: Databases
UNC Clinical Laboratory Science Citation Style
Core Databases for CLS/MDS Students
Medical, Drug and Patient Information
In addition to the drug information in ClincalKey and UptoDate, see these resources:
In addition to the patient education materials available in ClinicalKey, UptoDate and Micromedex, see these resources:
Find @ UNC
Click on the button in database results to:
- Go directly to most online articles
- Export article citations to Endnote or to formats for other reference managers
- Use Google Scholar or the Google Scholar Button browser add-in to find free full text.
- Search the UNC-CH Library Catalog to find the print journal
- Send an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if the journal is not owned by UNC-CH
Why Use Multiple Databases?
Different databases focus on different areas of the literature, which is particularly true in MDS/CLS. A 2003 study of the clinical laboratory science literature (including molecular diagnostic science) indicated that, “Comprehensive coverage of the literature of the field can only be accomplished through the use of multiple bibliographic databases, although each of the various indexing services fills an important niche.” Reference: Delwiche, FA. Mapping the Literature of Clinical Laboratory Science. J Med Libr Assoc 91(3), July 2003, p 309.