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Clinical Medicine

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  • DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by a physician for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care’. Clinically-organized summaries are available for nearly 2,000 topics. The resource is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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  • UpToDate covers more than 7,400 topics in 13 medical specialties and includes more than 76,000 pages of text, graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 254,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months. UpToDate is evidence-based and uses a literature-driven updating system; more than 400 journals are monitored by editors and authors, and anytime something of importance is published, it is incorporated into the program.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.
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  • MD Consult includes full-text access to 55+ clinical journals, 40+ core medical textbooks, 600+ peer reviewed clinical practice guidelines, drug information for more than 30,000 medications and about 3000 customizable patient education handouts.
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  • AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions or conducting research.
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  • ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.

Evidence Based Practice

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  • ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.
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  • ACP Medicine is an internal medicine reference aimed at primary care practitioners and residents.
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  • CINAHL provides indexing for over 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
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  • BMJ database of medical resources for treatment decisions and patient care.
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  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a 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. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials includes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE or other bibliographic databases. This database is updated quarterly.
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  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 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.
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  • The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a 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.
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  • ConsultGeriRN.org is the geriatric clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
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  • DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by a physician for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care’. Clinically-organized summaries are available for nearly 2,000 topics. The resource is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services.
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  • The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]). The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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  • UpToDate covers more than 7,400 topics in 13 medical specialties and includes more than 76,000 pages of text, graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 254,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months. UpToDate is evidence-based and uses a literature-driven updating system; more than 400 journals are monitored by editors and authors, and anytime something of importance is published, it is incorporated into the program.

Nursing

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  • CINAHL provides indexing for over 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
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  • ConsultGeriRN.org is the geriatric clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
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  • This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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  • Nursing Reference Center™ (NRC), is an evidence-based, point-of-care resource for nurses from the provider of CINAHL®. NRC features clinically organized quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, continuing education modules, point-of-care drug information, patient education, best practice guidelines, detailed medical illustrations, the latest medical news, legal cases, research instruments, unique point-of-care reference books, and more.  
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.

Psychology

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  • The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s. Ninety-eight percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. PsycINFO is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
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  • PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 137,000 articles from 66 journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1. PsycARTICLES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
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  • Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.
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  • Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
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  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.

Drugs

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  • MD Consult includes full-text access to 55+ clinical journals, 40+ core medical textbooks, 600+ peer reviewed clinical practice guidelines, drug information for more than 30,000 medications and about 3000 customizable patient education handouts.
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  • Comprehensive Drug-to-Drug, Drug-to-Herb and Herb-to-Herb Interaction Analysis (via Up-To-Date).
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  • AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions or conducting research.
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  • TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program in the Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine. TOXNET provides free access to 15 databases, including HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), GENE-TOX, Tox Town, Household Products Database, LactMed, and TOXLINE.
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  • Password Required Drug Facts and Comparisons contains more than 22,000 Rx and almost 6,000 OTC drugs grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. Drug Facts and Comparisons online offers thousands of easy-to-read charts and tables. Also included are orphan and investigational drug information. Ideal for pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, students, pharmacies and hospitals who need to keep current on all changes in the drug industry.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.

Consumer Health / Patient Education

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  • Extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
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  • NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased
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  • Available on campus only. Evidence-based, peer-reviewed patient education. Clinicians can personalize information for individual patients.
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  • Provided courtesy of McGraw-Hill's Postgraduate Medicine: The Practical Peer-Reviewed Journal for Primary Care Physicians.
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  • Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Allied Health

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  • ComDisDome is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.
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  • Password Required OT Search is a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas, such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry or psychology, and health care delivery or administration. The full text of the indexed resources is not in this database, just the bibliographic information to identify the material and the author's abstract when one exists.
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  • CINAHL provides indexing for over 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.

Biomedical Research

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  • See who's citing you. ISI Web of Knowledge is a search environment that gives you access to objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.
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  • TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program in the Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine. TOXNET provides free access to 15 databases, including HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), GENE-TOX, Tox Town, Household Products Database, LactMed, and TOXLINE.
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  • The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) is an online source of information on in vivo molecular imaging agents based on recommendations from the extramural community. MICAD was established as a key component of the "Molecular Libraries and Imaging" program of the NIH Roadmap, a set of major inter-agency initiatives accelerating medical research. By linking programs in molecular imaging, molecular probes, and molecular libraries, the NIH Roadmap provides much needed support for the development of new, more specific therapies for a wide range of diseases. MICAD is edited by a team of scientific editors and curators at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. This program is under the guidance of a trans-NIH panel of experts in the field. The database includes but is not limited to agents developed for positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging, planar radiogragphy, and planar gamma imaging. It contains textual information, references, numerous links to MEDLINE, and additional related resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and elsewhere.
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  • 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. More information about using each component database may be found using the links above. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties. These include links to PubMed scientific literature and NCBI's protein 3D structure resource. Links to PubChem's bioassay database present the results of biological screening. Links to depositor web sites provide further information. A PubChem FTP site, Download Facility, Power User Gateway(PUG), Standardization Service, Score Matrix Service, and Deposition Gateway are also available.
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  • The Entrez Nucleotide database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB. The number of bases in these databases continues to grow at an exponential rate.
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  • ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed this site in collaboration with all NIH Institutes and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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  • The DNA Patent Database permits full-text searching of DNA-based patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1971. Containing over 26,000 entries, the database provides free public access to information relevant to policy questions in biotechnology.
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  • GenBank is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. A new release is made every two months. GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, which is comprised of the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and GenBank at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. These three organizations exchange data on a daily basis. Each GenBank entry includes a concise description of the sequence, the scientific name and taxonomy of the source organism, and a table of features that identifies coding regions and other sites of biological significance, such as transcription units, sites of mutations or modifications, and repeats. Protein translations for coding regions are included in the feature table. Bibliographic references are included along with a link to the Medline unique identifier for all published sequences.
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Statistics

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  • The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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  • The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.
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  • Provides the latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse; drug related emergrncy department episodes and medical examiner cases; and the nation's substance abuse treatment system.
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  • Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. Published by the CDC.

Education

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  • ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
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  • Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. Professional Development Collection includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Theory Into Practice, and nearly 520 high quality education journals. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.
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  • Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.
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  • Contains information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Publications range from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. To access "Dissertations & Theses @ Rush", click on the "Databases Selected" link and select the box for "Dissertations & Theses @ Rush University".
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  • Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.
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  • AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions or conducting research.
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  • Provided courtesy of McGraw-Hill's Postgraduate Medicine: The Practical Peer-Reviewed Journal for Primary Care Physicians.
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  • AccessLANGE, is a medical education resource for on-going study, review, and reference. The site provides the most comprehensive LANGE texts. With study aids, exam-caliber content, and review resources AccessLANGE.com is ideal for self-paced learning and exam preparation. And clinicians can use the site to work up patient DX and RX and identify alternative options, prepare for rounds as well as talks and presentations, and keep up with medical news.
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  • ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.
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  • ACP Medicine is an internal medicine reference aimed at primary care practitioners and residents.
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  • The American College of Surgeons site for Continuing Medical Education.
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  • Descriptions of archival collections owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
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  • Autism Data is a research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It lists over 17,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials. The contents include bibliographic records of all the items in The National Autistic Society Information Centre Library, together with the details of research articles on autism published in other journals. Every entry has an abstract and has been assigned keywords to help with searching.
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  • This business database provides full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 450 peer-reviewed business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
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  • The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.
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  • CINAHL provides indexing for over 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
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  • BMJ database of medical resources for treatment decisions and patient care.
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  • ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed this site in collaboration with all NIH Institutes and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a 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. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials includes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE or other bibliographic databases. This database is updated quarterly.
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  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 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.
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  • The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a 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.
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  • ComDisDome is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.
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  • ConsultGeriRN.org is the geriatric clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John A. Hartford Foundation
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  • Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
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  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) includes 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.
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  • The DNA Patent Database permits full-text searching of DNA-based patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1971. Containing over 26,000 entries, the database provides free public access to information relevant to policy questions in biotechnology.
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  • Password Required Doody's Core Titles (DCT) takes an innovative approach to creating a core title collection development resource. Using online publication systems, the collective judgments of almost 200 content specialists and librarians are distilled into a comprehensive list covering 121 specialties. Titles are selected by the content specialists and librarians. The librarians then score each title and make Essential Purchase recommendations. The results is Doody's Core Titles and the process is repeated each year.
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  • DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by a physician for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care’. Clinically-organized summaries are available for nearly 2,000 topics. The resource is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services.
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  • EBSCOHost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
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  • ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
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  • Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals and news articles relating to bioethics and profesional ethics.
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  • Password Required Drug Facts and Comparisons contains more than 22,000 Rx and almost 6,000 OTC drugs grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. Drug Facts and Comparisons online offers thousands of easy-to-read charts and tables. Also included are orphan and investigational drug information. Ideal for pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, students, pharmacies and hospitals who need to keep current on all changes in the drug industry.
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  • Federal Register (FR) lists U.S. federal agency announcements and information, such as presidential documents, agency meetings, grant opportunities, and proposed federal regulations.
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  • A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos an a variety of health topics.
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  • Use FirstSearch to find books, articles, films, computer software, and other types of material on the subject you need. FirstSearch provides seamless electronic access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles.
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  • The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
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  • GenBank is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. A new release is made every two months. GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, which is comprised of the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and GenBank at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. These three organizations exchange data on a daily basis. Each GenBank entry includes a concise description of the sequence, the scientific name and taxonomy of the source organism, and a table of features that identifies coding regions and other sites of biological significance, such as transcription units, sites of mutations or modifications, and repeats. Protein translations for coding regions are included in the feature table. Bibliographic references are included along with a link to the Medline unique identifier for all published sequences.
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  • Citations to literature on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic and genomic research and its applications from many disciplines and publications types.
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  • Bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns.
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  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more.
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  • This database is a collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source - Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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  • This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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  • The Health Technology Assessments (HTA) database provides 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. Included are more than 3,000 descriptive abstracts and nearly 7,000 total records. When available, links to summaries, full text or the web site of the research agency are included in the abstracts. The HTA database is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK, using information obtained from members of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and other health technology assessment organizations.
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  • Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. Published by the CDC.
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  • Archives of the peer-reviewed journal of the American Botanical Council. Search back to 1990
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  • Due to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza (formerly known as Swine Flu) and concerns about the 2009/2010 flu season, the EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center (NRC) and Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) have made key influenza information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide. The editorial teams will monitor the research and update these resources continuously throughout the upcoming flu season.
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  • See who's citing you. ISI Web of Knowledge is a search environment that gives you access to objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
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  • Available on campus only. Evidence-based, peer-reviewed patient education. Clinicians can personalize information for individual patients.
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  • Comprehensive Drug-to-Drug, Drug-to-Herb and Herb-to-Herb Interaction Analysis (via Up-To-Date).
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  • Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags.
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  • MD Consult includes full-text access to 55+ clinical journals, 40+ core medical textbooks, 600+ peer reviewed clinical practice guidelines, drug information for more than 30,000 medications and about 3000 customizable patient education handouts.
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  • Extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
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  • Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.
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  • Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
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  • The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) is an online source of information on in vivo molecular imaging agents based on recommendations from the extramural community. MICAD was established as a key component of the "Molecular Libraries and Imaging" program of the NIH Roadmap, a set of major inter-agency initiatives accelerating medical research. By linking programs in molecular imaging, molecular probes, and molecular libraries, the NIH Roadmap provides much needed support for the development of new, more specific therapies for a wide range of diseases. MICAD is edited by a team of scientific editors and curators at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. This program is under the guidance of a trans-NIH panel of experts in the field. The database includes but is not limited to agents developed for positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging, planar radiogragphy, and planar gamma imaging. It contains textual information, references, numerous links to MEDLINE, and additional related resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and elsewhere.
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  • The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]). The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.
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  • The Native Health Database 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. The databases provide information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.
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  • The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database contains evidence-based clinical information, with references and citations to primary literature, for many natural medicines sold in the U.S. and Canada. This database requires a CEID for off-campus access, which you can obtain both on and off campus by clicking on the “I Don't Have a CE ID #” link and filling out a form.
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  • netLibrary provides full-length digital versions of books that can be accessed over the Internet through any web browser. Our collection is only available to the Rush Community.
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  • Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
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  • The NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) assists decision-makers in the world of professional health care by providing 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.
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  • NIH research portfolio online reporting tool
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  • NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased.
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  • The Entrez Nucleotide database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB. The number of bases in these databases continues to grow at an exponential rate.
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  • Nursing Reference Center™ (NRC), is an evidence-based, point-of-care resource for nurses from the provider of CINAHL®. NRC features clinically organized quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, continuing education modules, point-of-care drug information, patient education, best practice guidelines, detailed medical illustrations, the latest medical news, legal cases, research instruments, unique point-of-care reference books, and more.  
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  • Password Required OT Search is a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas, such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry or psychology, and health care delivery or administration. The full text of the indexed resources is not in this database, just the bibliographic information to identify the material and the author's abstract when one exists.
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  • MEDLINE is the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database.
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  • The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cook books.
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  • An NCI database that contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care, plus clinical trials.
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  • Designed for any situation where pediatric dosing information is required, this database contains detailed guidelines that have been researched and compiled by pediatric specialists.
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  • Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. Professional Development Collection includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Theory Into Practice, and nearly 520 high quality education journals. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
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  • Contains information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Publications range from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. To access "Dissertations & Theses @ Rush", click on the "Databases Selected" link and select the box for "Dissertations & Theses @ Rush University".
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  • PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 137,000 articles from 66 journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1. PsycARTICLES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
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  • The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s. Ninety-eight percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. PsycINFO is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
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  • 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. More information about using each component database may be found using the links above. Links from PubChem's chemical structure records to other Entrez databases provide information on biological properties. These include links to PubMed scientific literature and NCBI's protein 3D structure resource. Links to PubChem's bioassay database present the results of biological screening. Links to depositor web sites provide further information. A PubChem FTP site, Download Facility, Power User Gateway(PUG), Standardization Service, Score Matrix Service, and Deposition Gateway are also available.
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  • PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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  • Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
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  • SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It covers over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, and 431 million quality web sources, including 23 million patents.
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  • The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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  • Provides the latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse; drug related emergrncy department episodes and medical examiner cases; and the nation's substance abuse treatment system.
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  • Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
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  • TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network) is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program in the Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine. TOXNET provides free access to 15 databases, including HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), GENE-TOX, Tox Town, Household Products Database, LactMed, and TOXLINE.
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  • Password Required Ulrichsweb.com is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types - academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.
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  • UpToDate covers more than 7,400 topics in 13 medical specialties and includes more than 76,000 pages of text, graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 254,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. An updated version of UpToDate is released every four months. UpToDate is evidence-based and uses a literature-driven updating system; more than 400 journals are monitored by editors and authors, and anytime something of importance is published, it is incorporated into the program.
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  • World Almanac (via FirstSearch) provides access to Funk & Wagnall's Ne Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids. Coverage is from 1998 to the present, and the database is updated annually.
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  • OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.