by Jackie Phinney, Courtney Svab, and Maddie Hare
Dalhousie Libraries is excited to announce that we now offer electronic access to the full publication history of The Lancet. The journal was founded in 1823 and has over 10,000 published issues. The journal was founded by Thomas Wakley as an independent, international weekly general medical journal. For over two centuries, The Lancet has provided knowledge to the medical community so that it can better serve and transform society. Items dating between 1823 and 1994 that were previously only available in print are now available for on-the-spot online use through the Dalhousie Libraries.
The Lancet is a leading general medical journal worldwide and publishes scientific research designed to improve health, as well as shape clinical practice and health policy. Publications by the journal include, but are not limited to:
- Articles, including randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses
- Health Policy
- Clinical Pictures
- World Reports and News
The Lancet is a hybrid journal and offers open-access publishing options. It is also indexed by many databases Dalhousie Libraries provide access to, including Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Biological Abstracts, and CINAHL. Dalhousie Libraries is pleased to provide digital access to this journal.
Dalhousie faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our library locations can access the full Lancet publication history by searching for the journal through the eJournals tab on Novanet. Once on the journal page, users can access Lancet issues published between 1823 to 1994 using the ‘Elsevier SD Backfile Complete’ option under the “View Online” full text availability heading. To access issues dating between 1995 to the present year, users can select the ‘CRKN Elsevier Additional Journals’ option under the View Online full text availability heading. Dalhousie Libraries is delighted to offer these access options.