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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.


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Assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment

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ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (via HUBNET)

See Board Certified Docs. More info

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AccessMedicine (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. More info

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AccessPharmacy (via HUBNET)

Continually updated pharmacy content from pharmacy titles. More Info

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AHFS Drug Information - Stat!Ref (via HUBNET)

Provide evidence-based assessments of medically accepted uses of drugs with a focus on thoroughly assessing the pros and cons of various therapies, including interpretation of drug efficacy claims. Includes structured, codified, evidence-based determinations for off-label cancer uses. More info

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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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Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED)

Allied & Complementary Medicine More info

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Alt Health Watch 

Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. More Info

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AMA Manual of Style 

Style guide by the editors of JAMA. More Info

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Annual Reviews 

Critical reviews of current research in biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences disciplines. More Info

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BioCyc

Integrated portal and software analysis tools to genome and metabolic pathways. More info

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BioethicsLine 

BioethicsLine is no longe rmaintained as a separate database. More Info

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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 Citation Index

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

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BLAST

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between biological or genomic sequences.  More Info

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Board Certified Docs (ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists) (via HUBNET)

Official ABMS Display Agent providing information on the certification status, biographical and professional information about board certified physicians. More info

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Books@Ovid 

Provides full-text coverage from authoritative medical textbooks and reference books. More Info

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CAM on PubMed

Literature searches performed within this subset of PubMed will be automatically limited to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

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CancerLit 

CancerLit data is no longer maintained as a separate database. More Info

Partial Full-Text

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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. More info

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Clinical eCompanion 

Point-of-care resource for primary care clinicians, especially those without (or even with!) access to subscription databases. More Info

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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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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. More info

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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)

Citations to controlled trials in health care. More info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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Current Protocols in Immunology

A "best-practices" collection that provides comprehensive coverage of immunological methods from classic to the most cutting-edge.  Covers the latest in antibody detection and preparation, molecular immunology, innate immunity, tumor immunology, engineering immune molecules and receptors.  Offers valuable reference information in five extensive appendices, including commonly used reagents, equipment and techniques, plus a full appendix devoted to the CD system of leukocyte surface molecules. More info

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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. More info

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Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Offers a search and retrieval interface to laboratory methods considered to be the benchmark standard for research in neuroscience. Brings together hundreds of core techniques in all branches of neuroscience, drawing from molecular neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, and behavioral neuroscience. Includes in vitro and in vivo models. Features authors' troubleshooting tips and helpful comments that come from extensive experience in using these procedures. More info

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Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

NOTE: only backfiles from 1999-2014 are available. Go to Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry and under About This Book - choose "Archive" to access 1999-2014 only.

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.

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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. More info

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DailyMed

A public service from the National Library of Medicine, the redesigned DailyMed provides access to trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States, and is the official provider of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label information. The Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts for both healthcare professional and consumer/patient markets.

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Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine

Quick access to over 68,000 selected drugs by category, generic and common name, top searches over the last 7 days and most prescribed drugs in the U.S. as of 2010.

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DSM-5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. More info

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EBM Reviews Combined: 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. More info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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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 via Elsevier

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. More Info

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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. More info

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Facts & Comparisons eAnswers (via HUBNET) 

An online comprehensive drug information system providing access to drug and clinical information. More Info

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Gale Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

See under Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection


 

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 1991-1998. More Info

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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. More info

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Global Health 

Comprehensive database dedicated to public health. More Info

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Grey Literature Report

Collection of non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications in the field of public health reported by the New York Academy of Medicine from 1999-2016. (As of January 2017 will no longer be updated.)

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Provides access to information on evaluation and measurement tools used in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HaPI is designed to facilitate the identification of measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessments, class papers/projects, theses/dissertations, and program evaluation. NOTE: this database does not contain copies of tests or other instruments. More Info

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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. More info

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Henderson Repository

The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository is an open-access digital academic and clinical scholarship service solely dedicated to sharing works created by nurses. The repository offers full text search retrieval, and includes dissertations, theses, study reports, conference papers, committee reports, faculty-created learning objects, presentation slides, conference papers, and pre- and post-print journal articles, as well as more than 38,000 study and conference abstracts.

All nurses are invited to submit research-related or evidence-based practice work authored by a single nurse, multiple nurses, or a collaborative group that includes a nurse. There is no fee to submit, and authors retain copyright to their materials, maintaining control of their work via a self-archiving mechanism.

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Henry Stewart Talks 

Audio-visual streaming of lectures in the areas of biomedical and life sciences by the world’s leading experts. More Info

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HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank

Factual data for more than 4500 toxic or potentially toxic chemicals. More Info

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HUBNET

HUBNET (Hospitals and University at Buffalo Library Resources Network) is a collaborative project sponsored by the Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo (LCHIB). Since 1993, the network has featured an array of electronic information resources in support of patient care, biomedical research, consumer health and educational programs at the University at Buffalo, area teaching hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout Western New York. Includes health-related full-text resources and bibliographic databases. More info

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Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Comprehensive coverage of published inherited (germline) human disease mutations. More Info

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JAMAevidence 

Evidence-based clinical practice e-books, guides and learning tools. 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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JoVE 

JoVE videos demonstrate experiments and protocols in the sciences. More Info

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JoVE Clinical Skills 

Five video collections that demonstrate physical exam techniques. More Info

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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. More info

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Medicines in Development Database

From PhRMA, representing America's biopharmaceutical research companies, reports on the latest medicines for specific diseases and conditions.

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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. More info

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MEDLINE via Web of Science 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 23 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. More Info

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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. More info

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Mental Measurements Yearbook Online 

Full-text online version of the print publication. More Info

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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. More info

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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.

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Native Health Databases

Provides access to the Native Health History and the Native Health Research Databases. Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.. More info

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NCBI Gene

A portal to extensive data/information on 7 million plus genes from more than 7300 organisms. More Info

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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 Plus (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. More info

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OMIM 

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

(OMIM® is a continuously updated catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits, with particular focus on the molecular relationship between genetic variation and phenotypic expression.) More Info

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ORPHANET

Portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs.

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OTseeker

Abstracts of systematic reviews and RCTs relating to occupational therapy.

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Ovid HealthStar

Literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. More Info

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PEDro

Physiotherapy evidence database of randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

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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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ProQuest Statistical Insight 

Indexes government publications of the US federal & state governments as well other intergovernmental, trade & professionals organizations. More Info

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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. More info

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PsycARTICLES 

Articles from the 40+ peer-reviewed journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). More Info

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PsycTESTS 

Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments. More Info

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PsycINFO

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

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Psychology Collection (via HUBNET)

A Gale resource providing access to over 950 journal titles including print, video and images, with a strong emphasis on full-text, covering the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. More info

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PubMed

Provides free access to all MEDLINE citations. Users can also register for MyNCBI, which allows saving search strategies for automatic updates, setting up filters to group your retrieval by topics of interest, and saving useful citations. More info 

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PubMed® Special Queries

From the National Library of Medicine, this is a Directory of Topic-Specific PubMed Queries, which are complex search strategies conveniently laid out for the user covering a range of subjects.

There are four sections:

  1. Clinicians and Health Services Researchers Queries section includes Clinical Queries, Electronic Health Records, and Healthy People 2020
  2. Subjects section includes AIDS, History of Medicine, Space Life Sciences, and Veterinary Science among others
  3. Additional Search Queries/Interfaces section includes CAM and TOXNET (described elsewhere in this list)
  4. Journal Collections section includes Core Clinical, Dental, and Nursing journals.
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R2LIBRARY

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

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REHABDATA

From the National Rehabilittion Information Center (NARIC), the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. Over 80,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilitie spanning 1956 to the present.

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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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SCOPUS

Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings with access to over 54 million records from 22,000 titles and 5,000 publishers, while delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and select arts and humanities.  More Info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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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. More info

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TOXNET

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

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Trip

A search engine designed to retrieve clinical evidence to use in medical practice or patient care. Their motto is ‘Find evidence fast’. Content types also 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. Institutional registration allows their users to easily access the institutions full-text holdings. More info 

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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. Up To Date is available onsite only. (No Remote Access) More info

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Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas 2017

Includes 3d models of the male and female, cross section, MRI scan, cadaver images, 3D moving models of muscles and bones, and more. More info


 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge)

One-pass, simultaneous searching of Web of Science citation indexes, BIOSIS Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE and more. More Info

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Web of Science Core Collection

Multi-disciplinary citation indexes covering journals, book chapters, and conference papers. More Info

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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. More info

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WorldCat Discovery

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). More info

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