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Biomedical Databases

The following comprehensive list of biomedical database will assist you in identifying citations to health-related journal articles. Online tutorials are available to guide you with searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, and NLM databases. A complete list of bibliographic and full-text databases may be found through the UB Libraries Databases by Title or Resources by Subject.

UB ONLY databases are restricted to current University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and students. Other individuals are welcome to visit the Health Sciences Library and conduct their research at library workstations

PUBLIC databases are freely available to the general public via the Internet.


ABLEDATA

Assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment

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ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (via HUBNET)

Provides certification status and complete biographical and professional information about board certified physicians.

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Access Medicine (via HUBNET)

Provides fast, direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing researh, medical education, or self-assessment and board review.

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AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services. Supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.

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AIDSinfo

Provides access to HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS) and the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)

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AIDSLINE

(1980-2000) - Search MEDLINE for recent AIDS- and HIV-related literature

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AMED

Allied & Complementary Medicine

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BioethicsLine

(1973-2000) - Search MEDLINE for recent bioethics literature

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BioMed Central

BioMed Central maintains a catalog of over 1100 sites covering a wide range of biomedical topics from Alzheimer disease to zebrafish anatomy. Some of the databases contain experimental data; others provide synopses of published information.

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BIOSIS Previews

Citations to biology literature including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, public health, and zoology.

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Botanical Dermatology Database

Reference source for plant-related dermatological conditions

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Business Insights: Essentials (via HUBNET)

An integrated business database containing information from more than a dozen major business reference sources, including company directories, encyclopedias, statistical compendia, and investment services. Also see Business Insights for description and access via Infotrac.

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CAM Database on PubMed

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Database

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CANCERLIT

Citations to the cancer literature. Journal article citations from MEDLINE, conference proceedings, symposia reports, theses, and selected books. (Closed file 1975-2002)

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Cancer.gov

Free through the National Cancer Institute

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Center for Aging Policy Evidence Database

A project of the New York Academy of Medicine, this database was designed to help scholars, policy analysts, and advocates stay on top of research and innovations in aging care, including health care, social services, and workforce issues.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text via EBSCO (Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health)

As the gold standard in nursing research, CINAHL provides comprehensive coverage of journal literature in literature in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cardiopulmonary technology, emergency service, health education, medical laboratory, medical assistant, medical records, physician assistant, radiological technology, social service/health care, and surgical technology.

Abstracts when available and full text for more than 560 journals. It contains Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons and includes a Cited References Search screen. Search results can be formatted in several popular styles, including APA.

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CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research

Index to published research conducted outside of the United States

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Citation Classics

Four thousand Citation Classic Commentaries

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ClinicalKey

A search engine and database of peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical information resources designed to support physician patient care decisions - a greatly expanded and upgraded replacement for MD Consult and First Consult.

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Clinical Pharmacology (via HUBNET)

Clinically-relevant information on U.S. prescription drugs, plus hard to find coverage on herbal, nutritional and over-the-counter products

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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)

Citations to controlled trials in health care

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Cochane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)

Evidence-based medicine; regularly updated full-text reviews of journal literature. Now incorporates the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews.

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Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

Step-by-step research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging

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Current Index to Statistics

Core journals and books in statistical methods and theory

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Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics features step-by-step instructions for searching a diverse set of bioinformatics databases and tools including Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), WormBase, MINT (Molecular Interactions), KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) and DrugBank. It also contains chapters on finding genes, sequence similarities, working with protein domains, building biological databases, analyzing expression patterns and more. Updated and new peer-reviewed content is added every three months.

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Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Designed for those studying the relationship between genes and their locations, Current Protocols in Cell Biology contains detailed protocols and related information for gel electrophoresis, microscopic techniques (confocal, fluorescence), signal transduction, antibodies as tools, whole organism or organelle methodologies, subcellular fractionation and more. Contains a set of appendices covering information on the use of inhibitors and pharmacologic agents, protein motifs, absorption and emission maxima for common fluorophores. Updated and new peer-reviewed content is added every three months.

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Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

The original Current Protocols title, Current Protocols in Molecular Biology provides protocols and procedures ranging from basic methods for preparing DNA, RNA and protein and growing cells in culture, to advanced procedures including DNA sequencing, recombinant libraries, microarray analyses, mutagenesis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), high-throughput sequencing, and gene silencing. Appendices include cloning vectors and commonly used reagents techniques. Updated and new peer-reviewed content is added every three months.

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Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

Published in association with International Society for Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids, Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry focuses to the synthesis of modified nucleic acids for structure-function studies, potential therapeutic agents, and as tools for molecular biology.

It covers basic to advanced techniques for the synthesis, modification, purification, analysis, and utilization of nucleic acids, nucleotides, and nucleosides, including RNA folding pathways, nucleic acid microarrays and various biophysical analyses. Updated and new peer-reviewed content is added every three months.

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Current Protocols in Protein Science

A comprehensive protein-centric resource, Current Protocols in Protein Science contains methodologies for expression, characterization, and purification of proteins, including recombinant proteins, plus post-translational modifications and structural characterizations. Contains sections on protein structural biology, mass spectrometry, protein interactions, proteomics and more. Updated and new peer-reviewed content is added every three months.

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Dietary Supplement Resources for Researchers

Useful information for dietary supplement researchers including databases of funded and published research on dietary supplements, training and career development resources, food composition data, and product quality resources.

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DoD Biomedical Research Database (BRD)

Federally funded research, testing, and training programs

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Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine

Quick access to over 12,000 selected drugs

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EBM Reviews: ACP Journal Club, CDSR, CCTR, DARE, CMR, HTA, and NHSEED

A combination of all seven EBMR databases. Access to individual EBMR databases is also available.

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EBM Reviews: ACP Journal Club

Enhanced abstracts and commentary on journal articles selected as methodologically sound and clinically relevant

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EBM Reviews: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)

Citations to controlled trials in health care

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EBM Reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)

Evidence-based medicine; regularly updated full-text reviews of journal literature. Now incorporates the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews.

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EBM Reviews: Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR)

Citations concerning methodologies used in health studies publications

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EBM Reviews: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Evidence-based medicine; full-text structured abstracts that critique review articles from a variety of medical journals

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EBM Reviews: Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

citations to studies on implications of healthcare interventions

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EBM Reviews: NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)

abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations

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EBM Reviews Full Text

A combination of the three full-text EBMR databases (ACP Journal Club, Cochrane DSR, and DARE)

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EMBASE.com

Citations to drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy and toxicology, clinical medicine, public health, occupational health, environmental health rehabilitation and physical therapy, basic biological research relevant to human medicine, alternative medicine; and much more.

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Entrez Search Engine

Simultaneously search over 30 interlinked bioinformatic databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) with the NCBI Entrez search engine. With one search query, NCBI Entrez will retreive records for many different bioinformatic data types including nucleotide sequences, protein and domain sequences, published literature, online books, genome assemblies three-dimensional macromolecular structures, organismal names, cancer cytogenetics, population datasets, genetic variations and mutations (SNPs), human diseases (OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance In Man) and much more.

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ETOH (Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database)

Contains over 110,000 records covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

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GenBank

The NIH genetic sequence database maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA.

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GENE-TOX

A toxicology data file produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as part of the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), containing peer-reviewed genetic toxicology test data for over 3,000 chemicals.

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GeneCards

GeneCards is a comprehensive database of human genes and their mouse equivalents (homologs) that links gene information to disease, pathologies and mutational processes. Extensive search capabilities including searching by disease or by gene name to simultaneously retrieve genomic, proteomic, transcriptomic, and genetic information on all known and predicted human genes. For each gene, retrieves information on mutations, variations (SNPs), gene function, protein to protein interactions, known interactions with drugs and compounds and much more. GeneCards also extensively links out to other Internet resources for information relating to a gene's expression, its encoded protein structure and function, and for ordering reagants including antibodies, RNAi,clones and much more.

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Grey Literature Report

Collection of new grey literature publications (non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications) in public health.

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HAPI: Health and Psychosocial Instruments

References to evaluation and measurement tools

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Haz-Map

An occupational toxicology database linking industrial jobs/processes, hazardous job tasks, 1,237 chemical/biological agents, and 189 occupational diseases and their symptom.

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Health Information Resource Database

Organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request

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Health Reference Center Academic (via HUBNET)

Up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics from more than 1,700 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries, ensuring current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health care questions.

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HealthMap

Provides a current view of the global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Aggregates data from disparate data sources and displays diseases by location. The real-time information is especially useful for public health alerts and international travelers.

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International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Produced by the International Atomic Energy Commission, is the leading reference database for scientific literature on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. More info

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Journal Citation Reports

Evaluate and compare scholarly journals in all areas of the sciences and social sciences. Results can be used to determine which journals are the most important and influential in their respective disciplines.  More Info

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Journals@Ovid Full Text

Provides full text access to over 350 scientific, technical and medical journals, as well as perpetual access to over 200 titles. More Info

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LactMed

Part of TOXNET, contains information on drugs and lactation. Geared to the healthcare practitioner and nursing mother.

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Lexicomp Online (via HUBNET)

Contains up-to-date drug information, including dosage, natural products and drug toxicology. Tools for identifying drugs and their potential interactions are also included.

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MEDLINE (via OVID)

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the premier database citing the journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the pre-clinical sciences

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MEDLINE with Full Text (via EBSCO)

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the premier database citing the journal literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the pre-clinical sciences

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Methods in Enzymology

First published in 1955, Methods in Enzymology contains detailed protocols and methods of both established and emerging methodologies and technologies. UB Libraries subscribes to the full series in print, with electronic access from year 2000 to present. Originally published to cover biochemistry, Methods in Enzymology has matched scientific progress into new technological areas and methodologies over the decades to continually encompass modern fields of the life and medical sciences as they emerge. The series is widely used and cited in the biomedical research field as many of its published articles from over the decades are still valid today. Each of its 400+ volume centers to a specific theme, edited by an internationally recognized scholar in that field. Themes are wide-ranging and can concentrate to a specific biomolecule, cellular process, technique or whole organism, both laboratory bench-based as well as in silico bioinformatics-based.

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NARIC's Instant Disability Information Center

A database of disability and rehabilitation research from the United States

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National Aging Information Center Bibliographic Database

References to program- and policy-related materials on aging not referenced in any other database or print resource. Database records describe materials produced by Administration on Aging grantees. Includes demonstration, research, and training projects, and materials from supported institutes, such as the National Resource Centers on Native American Elders

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National Guideline Clearinghouse

A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

PUBLIC

Native Health Databases

Provides access to the Native Health History and the Native Health Research Databases

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New Medicines in Development Database

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NIH RePORTER

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NLM Gateway

Knowledge resources of the National Library of Medicine

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NLM LOCATORplus

Catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals at the National Library of Medicine

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Nursing & Allied Health Collection (via HUBNET)

Access to over 6 million articles from more than 1,000 journals, with a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL. Provides details concerning nearly every kind of nursing application to nursing students, physician’s assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all sorts of patients.

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Nursing Reference Center (NRC)

Evidence-based information for nurses at the point-of-care; provides an array of vital non-journal content including lessons on procedures, clinically-organized nursing overviews, and evidence-based summaries.

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center Databases

Addresses disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services and barriers to health care for racial and ethnic minorities. Links to information services, cultural competency resources, and funding and program initiatives.

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ORPHANET

Database of rare diseases and orphan drugs

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OTseeker

Abstracts of systematic reviews and RCTs relating to occupational therapy

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PEDro

Physiotherapy evidence database

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection (via HUBNET)

Access to hundreds of thousands of articles updated daily from nearly 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

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Pillbox

Aids in the identification of unknown solid dosage pharmaceuticals. The system combines high-resolution images with appearance information (imprint, shape, color, etc.) to enable users to visually search for and identify a tablet or capsule. Once identified, users can link to the drug's label or more comprehensive information.

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Poisonous Plant Database

References listed alphabetically by author

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POPLINE

Worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues. Citations to journal articles, books, technical reports, and unpublished works

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Population Index on the Web

Annotated bibliography covering books, articles and working papers

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Psychiatry Online (via HUBNET)

A portal that features DSM-5™ and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing.  Availble on desktop or from mobile devices.

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PsycINFO

Comprehensive index for psychology and psychiatry; selective coverage in education, social work and sociology

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Psychology Collection (via HUBNET)

A Gale resource power by Infotrac, providing access to information found in nearly 300 journals on nearly all topics related to psychology, with a strong emphasis on full-text titles cited in PsycINFO.

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PubMed

MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE (current citations not yet added to MEDLINE), and HealthSTAR. A current awareness tool, Cubby, allows users to store searches and automatically retrieve new citations

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Quick Health Data Online

Provides US county-level data on aspects of women's health from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health.

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R2LIBRARY

Web-based application that aggregates health sciences book content from leading publishers in a single platform.

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SciFinder

Provides online access to 5 major Chemical Abstracts Service literature, reaction & regulatory databases - NOTE: You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product.  More Info

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Smoking and Health Database

Abstracts of articles, books, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, and government documents. Site includes a separate database of citations to Tobacco Industry Documents

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Comprehensive database with coverage of sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, disabled persons, physical fitness, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, recreation, allied health, occupational health and therapy, public health and more.

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Springer Protocols

The “world’s largest” collection of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. The database includes the protocols from all volumes of Methods in Molecular Biology and other Springer “Methods in . . .” series, the Springer Protocols Handbooks (e.g. Protein Protocols Handbook), as well as other sources, for a total of over 31,000 protocols. Approximately 2,000 new protocols are added each year. New content is added daily.

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Stat Ref

Includes cross-searchable, full-text, top-tier titles in a breadth of healthcare disciplines from a wide variety of reputable authors, publishers and societies.

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Tests and Products from ETS (Educational Testing Service)

Information on standardized tests and research instruments.

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Test Reviews Online

Test information from the Mental Measurements Yearbook series.

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TOXLINE

Covers an extensive array of references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals - an important resource for those studying environmental sciences, occupational health, and medicine.

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TOXNET

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas

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Trip

A search engine designed to retrieve clinical evidence to use in medical practice or patient care. Their motto ‘Find evidence fast’ is something they aim to deliver for every single search. Clinicians can search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news. Content from PubMed is added about every two weeks while content added manually (mostly our secondary evidence) is added once per month. Users are asked to register and login, although not required.

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UpToDate (via HUBNET)

An evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource to make point-of-care decisions. More than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers synthesize the most recent medical information intovidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.

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Web of Knowledge

Allows single-pass (simultaneous) searching of five major databases: Web of Science Citation Databases : Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts), and MEDLINE..

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Web of Science

Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Searching for cited references often locates relevant articles that cannot be found through traditional searching techniques

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Wiley Online Library

Provides full-text (page image) access to articles from nearly all journals (over 400 titles) published by John Wiley & Sons, a major science publisher. Our license does not include access to a few of the newer Wiley journals.

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog containing more than 100 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files (Note: the database does not include information on individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters).

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