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Journal & E-Book Databases

  • Academic Complete
    Extensive digital collection of scholarly monographs and reference works across academic disciplines, including more than 6,000 medical and 2,500 biological science titles.
  • AccessMedicine
    About 65 titles from McGraw-Hill plus “images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform." Includes Harrison Medicine, Current Diagnosis and Treatment ser.ies, and Lange basic science textbooks, plus "Postgraduate Medicine Patient Notes are handouts that physicians can give patients to help answer their questions." (From the website) For information about copyright and fair use, citation assistance, and mobile applications, see the help menu at the website. Limited to four concurrent users. If unable to access immediately, try logging on after a few minutes. Contact library if denied access after several attempts.
  • BioMed Central: Open Access Publisher
    Publishes over 200 "open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication." (from the website)
  • Case Collection
    Database of cases in science (and medicine) from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS).
  • ClinicalKey
    Integrated point-of-care resource with all Elsevier medical reference books (1,000+) and journals (500+), including the Clinics of North America, practice guidelines (4,700+), drug monographs (2,900+), and medical images (300,000+). Incorporates FirstConsult and ProceduresConsult. Smart indexing system. Over 15,000 patient handouts from McKesson Clinical Reference Systems, plus a number from AAFP and Ferri. Three-quarters available in Spanish.For information about copyright and fair use and citation assistance, see the help menu at the website.
  • EDS Publication Finder
    A database of e-journal and e-book titles held by the RVU Health Sciences Library. Does not include print books.
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
    "Provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included." (from the website)
  • ETHXWeb: Bioethics Research Library
    "Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics covering 1974-2009." (from the website)
  • First Aid Review
    Board review books in McGraw-Hill's First Aid series. Volumes available for various levels and specialties: anesthesiology, basic sciences, COMLEX, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, plus guides to clerkships and wards.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Small collection of multiple-volume reference works and selected monographs on medical topics and social sciences. Primarily survey and introductory articles, useful for orientation to subjects, patient education, and consumer health.
  • LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    "Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s." (from the website)
  • Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database
    "An annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art that was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource for teaching and research in medical humanities, and for use in health/pre-health, graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and social science settings" (From the website).
  • MEDLINE Full Text / Complete
    MEDLINE Full Text and MEDLINE Complete are enhanced versions of MEDLINE published by EBSCO. Indexed using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), these databases provide citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals and full text coverage for over 1,800. MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's "premier bibliographic database." Coverage dating back to 1857. (From the NLM website).
  • NCBI Bookshelf
    Collection of over 1,000 open-access digital books and documents in health sciences.
  • Open Access Library
    Open access to selected journals.
  • Ovid Books
    Collection of over 350 high-quality medical titles from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and indexing of content of other LWW books and journals. Part of the widely used Ovid online platform.
  • Oxford Medical Handbooks
    Selected handbooks related primarily to diagnosis and treatment, plus the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and AMA Manual of Style. Affords international perspective on patient care.
  • PLoS: Public Library of Science
    Publishes a number of open-access journals in science and medicine.
  • Proquest Ebrary
    Extensive digital collection of scholarly monographs and reference works across academic disciplines, including 3,000 medical titles.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    "Comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals." (From the website)
  • PsychOnline
    Provides online access to DSM-IV and companion volumes, plus selection of American Psychiatric Association journals, textbooks, guidelines, news, and patient handouts. For information about copyright and fair use, citation assistance, and mobile use, see the help menu at the website.
  • PubChem
    "Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool." (from the website)
  • PubMed
    "Comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites." (From the website)
  • PubMed Central
    "U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature." (From the website)
  • PubMed Health
    Summaries and systematic reviews of clinical trials since 2003 that "can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work—and what remains unknown" (from the website).
  • Stat!Ref
    Selected medical titles from various publishers. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary and the point-of-care reference work, ACP Pier.
  • TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network
    Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. (from the website)
  • TRIP
    TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) is "a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care." (From the Website) Online since 1997, the search engine locates evidence-based articles quickly, provides searching for images, videos, courses, and news, and includes a handy form for PICO questions.

Government Resources

  • AGRICOLA: Agriculture information
    "Provides citations to agricultural literature." (from the website)
  • AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    AHRQ is one or twelve U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies and seeks "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans." (from the website) Source of information about clinical guidelines, healthcare costs, priority populations, and more.
  • CDC Travel Yellow Book
    "Published every two years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks." (from the website)
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    "A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world." (from the website)
  • Colorado Health and Environmental Data
    Colorado's official portal to data about health.
  • HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
    "The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and ten offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities." (From the website)
  • HSRProj: Health Services Research Projects in Progress
    "Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects." (from the website)
  • HSRR: Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
    "Information about research datasets and instruments/indices employed in Health Services Research, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health with links to PubMed." (from the website)
  • HSTAT: Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts
    "Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making." (from the website)
  • Medline Plus
    "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free" (from the website).
  • NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Databases and tools for analyzing and sharing data and information about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics.
  • NCCAM: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    "The Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." (from the website)
  • Science.gov
    "Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results."(From the website)
  • Vaccines.gov
    "Federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Vaccines.gov provides resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan" (from the website).
  • WebWiser: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
    "WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice." (from the website)
  • Women's Health.gov
    "Award-winning comprehensive websites that provide reliable, accurate, commercial-free information on the health of women. They cover more than 800 topics, on issues ranging from adolescent health to reproductive health to healthy aging" (from the website).

Additional Web Resources

  • AHD: American Hospital Directory
    "Provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide" (from the website). Access to full database requires additional password available from library.
  • Cleveland Clinic
    "A nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education" that has published over 5,000 articles, videos, and guides on consumer health topics (from the website).
  • eMedicine Health
    "A consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers" (from the website).
  • GLOWM: Global Library of Women's Medicine
    "Not-for-profit initiative to provide medical professionals worldwide with free and universal access to a vast and constantly updated, peer-reviewed resource of clinical information and guidance." (from the website)
  • Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals
    "Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors." (From the website).
  • NetWellness: Consumer Health Information
    Non-profit consumer health website with information evaluated by faculty at Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati. Unbiased and does not accept ads.
  • POPLINE: Selected Articles on Population and Reproductive Health
    "Collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature. An international resource, POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low-resource countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished documents." (from the website)
  • Stanford Library
    "Scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care" (from the website). Services, which include email reference service and limited access to selected Gale reference works, is free to the public.

Point-of-Care Tools

  • AccessMedicine
    About 65 titles from McGraw-Hill plus “images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform." Includes Harrison Medicine, Current Diagnosis and Treatment ser.ies, and Lange basic science textbooks, plus "Postgraduate Medicine Patient Notes are handouts that physicians can give patients to help answer their questions." (From the website) For information about copyright and fair use, citation assistance, and mobile applications, see the help menu at the website. Limited to four concurrent users. If unable to access immediately, try logging on after a few minutes. Contact library if denied access after several attempts.
  • ACP's Scientific American Medicine
    A current, comprehensive, evidence-based reference work on diagnosis and treatment in internal medicine by the American College of Physicians. Includes 1,100+ illustrations. Limited to one concurrent user.
  • ClinicalKey
    Integrated point-of-care resource with all Elsevier medical reference books (1,000+) and journals (500+), including the Clinics of North America, practice guidelines (4,700+), drug monographs (2,900+), and medical images (300,000+). Smart indexing system. Over 15,000 patient handouts from McKesson Clinical Reference Systems, plus a number from AAFP and Ferri. Three-quarters available in Spanish.For information about copyright and fair use and citation assistance, see the help menu at the website.
  • DynaMed Plus
    DynaMed Plus provides evidence-based content written by a world-class team
    of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis to help clinicians in their daily practice.
  • VisualDx
    A decision support tool for diagnosis of diseases and conditions with skin manifestations, including adverse drug reactions. Disease information and high-quality images, plus differential builder. For information about copyright and fair use, citation assistance, and mobile applications, see the help menu at the website.

Test Banks & Study Aids

  • AccessMedicine Self Assessment
    Self-assessment questions for board review from textbooks such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Williams Obstetrics, Hurst's The Heart, and the Lange Educational Library (neuroanatomy, endocrine physiology, epidemiology physiology, biostatistics, microbiology, immunology, gross anatomy, biochemistry, and diagnosis.
  • Draw it to Know it
    Draw it to Know it from STAT!Ref is an interactive online resource that teaches neuroanatomy in a purely kinesthetic way. Note that you will need to register an individual account using the PIN located on the above website.
  • First Aid Review
    Board review books in McGraw-Hill's First Aid series. Volumes available for various levels and specialties: anesthesiology, basic sciences, COMLEX, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, plus guides to clerkships and wards.
  • Kaplan Q-Bank
    Review questions for board exams. Access limited to second- and third-year students. Special registration for password required.
  • WebPath
    Image-rich programmed instruction in gross anatomy and microscopic pathology. Radiographic images plus tutorials and self-assessment questions.

The Cochrane Library

  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
    "Bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews." (from the website)
  • Cochrane Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
    "Abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria. This database provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist." (from the website)
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    One of the databases that form the Cochrane Library. The CDSR contains "full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually." (from the website)
  • Cochrane Health Technology Assessments
    "Details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. In addition to systematic reviews, HTA contains ongoing and completed research based on trials, questionnaires and economic evaluations." (from the website)
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
    "Bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and in some cases, a summary of the article. CMR is produced by the UK Cochrane Centre, on behalf of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group." (from the website)
  • Cochrane NHS Economic Evaluation Database
    "Information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures. Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments - from around the world are systematically identified, described and appraised for quality while their relative strengths and weaknesses are explored and highlighted. The database contains over 6,000 abstracts of quality-assessed economic evaluations and more than 21,000 total records. NHS EED is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK." (from the website)

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