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Bioethics Selected Resources
Compiled By Elaine Skopelja, MALS 

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Bioethics Subject Guide, from the IU Center for Bioethics


  • Bioethics Digital Library - Produced at the IU School of Medicine, it includes a digital collection of out-of-print books that are now regarded as "classic texts" in bioethics and humanities; court decisions and legislation; government documents; the "gray" literature (unpublished, but authoritative professional literature such as conference abstracts, presented papers, commission meeting minutes, etc.); full text of journal articles; and both audio and visual materials. Includes both domestic and international content.
  • Bioethicsline (in PubMed Medline) [Use the PubMed Link] - In PubMed, click on Limits and select Subsets and then Topics=Bioethics
  • CSA Social Services Abstracts - Provides coverage of current research published in journals, books and book chapters focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
  • CSA Sociological Abstracts - Abstracts and indexes the international literature including journal articles, books and book chapters in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Directory of Published Proceedings [FREE] - Bibliographic database of over 40,000 citations for meetings, conferences, proceedings, and seminars
  • Google Scholar - Scholar searches peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
  • IUPUI ScholarWorks Repository - Digital repository of IUPUI and IU School of Medicine resources, including dissertations.
  • IUScholarWorks Repository - IU Bloomington digital archive of scholarly works including dissertations.
  • Medline (Ovid) - [Use the Ovid Link] - The subheading "ethics" can be used with a subject heading OR check the Ethics/Bioethics "trees".
  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Research - Specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The library holdings represent the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research.
  • PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) - Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies etc. in the areas of public policy, politics, government, social issues, health, education, civil rights, etc.
  • Philosopher's Index - Bibliographic database with abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.
  • Project Diana: Human Rights Cases - Legal cases
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - Online access to citations and abstracts for older materials and full-text access for items dated 1997 or later. 
  • PsycInfo - Psychology database includes articles, book chapters and books.
  • Web of Science - Includes databases such as Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index Expanded. Allows general searching AND cited reference searching.



Standards and Codes

Electronic Journals (Medical Library)

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