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  • About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
    Evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements & more.
  • ACP Journal Club
    Latest evidence-based clinical information relevant to internal medicine and its subspecialties. Monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine with editorial, abstracts, related articles.
  • AIDSInfo
    HIV/AIDS clinical trials and approved treatment and prevention guidelines.
  • ArticleFirst (FirstSearch)
    27 million article records in business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, technology. 1990 - present.
  • Books@Ovid Browse Full Text
    Browse about 250 full text medical, nursing & pharmacy books by title.
  • Books@Ovid Search Full Text
    Search the contents of about 250 full text medical, nursing & pharmacy books.
  • CDC Wonder
    Analysis of public health data.
  • Census Bureau
    United States Census data covering population & housing, economics, social characteristics, education, etc., from 1790 - present.
  • CINAHL with Full Text  
    Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. Comprehensive source of indexing for 3000 nursing & allied health journals, over 600 with full text. More than 3.2 million records dating back to 1981. See Subject Guide "CINAHL Searching" for tutorials & other help. Click Info button for mobile access.
    Over 145,000 citations of international rehabilitation research published from 1990 to present. (For rehabilitation research in U.S., use REHABDATA database.)
  • CiteSeerX
    Public search engine & digital library primarily for computer & information science.
  • Clase and Periodica (FirstSearch)
    Over 7.6 million document records published in Latin American journals in social sciences, humanities, science & technology. Various languages, 1975 - present.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR) (Ovid)
    Over 300,000 bibliographic references to randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials in health care.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Ovid)
    Full-text systematic reviews of methodological studies by the Cochrane Collaboration.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register (Ovid)
    Over 9000 references to controlled trials in health care, including journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings & abstracts, & reports.
  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care  
    Dartmouth Atlas Project documents glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the U.S. It uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.
  • Drug Information Portal
    Drug information from U.S. government agencies.
  • ECO (Electronic Collections Online) (FirstSearch)
    Index of over 4.2 million articles from scholarly journals in many subjects. View abstracts & full-text articles from journals to which your institution subscribes. 1995 - present.
  • ERIC
    Education database with over 1 million references from education journals and over 300,000 full-text documents 1966 to present. (Also available on BadgerLink for WI users)
  • ETHXWeb
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics content relating to bioethics and professional ethics.
  • Europe PMC
    Over 31 million records of life sciences & biomedical info. Single search includes PubMed records, patents, Agricola records, NHS guidelines. Can sort by "Times Cited" to get most cited articles. Includes a grant lookup tool.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews Database Combined (Ovid)
    Searches 7 EBM databases simultaneously, including Cochrane, ACP Journal Club.
  • Findlaw
    Legal information; Find a Lawyer; do-it-yourself legal documents; videos of legal proceedings
  • FirstSearch Databases
    Search up to 3 databases at once: ArticleFirst; ClasePeriodica (Spanish); Ebooks; ERIC; GPO; Illinois Catalog; Medline; OAIster; PapersFirst; ProceedingsFirst; WorldCat; WorldAlmanac; WorldCat Dissertations.
  • GenETHX
    Ethical, legal, social implications of genetic and genomic research.
  • Google Scholar  
    Simple search for scholarly papers, theses, books, articles in many disciplines. Some items available full-text..
  • Google Translate
    Translate text or webpage.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch)
    U.S. Government publications
  • Grant Forward
    Search for over 22,000 funding opportunities from state, federal, foundation, university, etc., sources. Create a free user account to search from home & access other features. Set up grant alerts to be notified of new grants in areas of interest. NOTE: Some users have encountered problems with this database due to our current browser edition. If you need assistance to search grants, please contact Library staff.
    Locate and apply for U.S. federal grants.
  • IHI Open School for Health Professions
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a nonprofit independent organization, provides a selection of free courses on quality improvement, patient safety, etc. Some courses are not free. Free registration is required.
  • IndexCat
    Over 3.7 million references to historical medical literature, including books, articles, dissertations, reports, etc., from 1400s to 1950. Also includes over 1.4 million records of materials in National Library of Medicine collections.
  • Journals@Ovid Browse Full Text
    Browse over 500 full text medical, nursing, etc., journals by title.
  • Journals@Ovid Search Full Text
    Search full text of over 500 medical, nursing, etc., journals.
  • LactMed
    A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
  • Lexicomp
    Concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, interactions, warnings, precautions, clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility, toxicology, natural products, patient education in various languages, etc. Mobile access available.
  • Lippincott Procedures
    Step-by-step guides to over 1700 evidence-based procedures & skills for nursing, respiratory therapy, & physical therapy. Includes video clips, diagrams, full-color images, required equipment, skills checklists, patient instructions, etc.
  • Medical Device Databases (FDA)
    Databases include FDA Certified Mammography Facilities; Manufacturer & User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE); Medical Device Reporting; Premarket Approvals; Recalls of Medical Devices; Total Product Life Cycle, etc.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    Premier database in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, pre-clinical sciences. Over 23 million journal citations from around the world. Many articles have links to full-text. Mobile access available, see Info button for details.
  • MedlinePlus
    Consumer health information from National Library of Medicine. Includes health topics; surgery videos; drug info; directories of doctors, dentists, hospitals; patient info in 48 languages.
  • MedWatch
    From the FDA, safety information and reporting problems with human medical products.
  • National Cancer Institute
    Comprehensive cancer information.
  • National Cancer Institute PDQ (Physician Data Query)
    Cancer information and clinical trials.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.
  • Neofax
    Neonatal drug dosing information.
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
    Bibliographic data on economic evaluation of health care interventions, especially in UK. Sources include MEDLINE, EMBASE, DARE, specialized working papers, etc. Covers 1995 - present. Funding for NHS EED ends March 2015.
  • NICE Evidence Search
    High quality authoritative evidence & best practice from the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (UK). Covers health, social care & public health evidence.
  • NORD Rare Disease Database
    Reports are either written or reviewed by physicians. May purchase full reports for nominal fee.
  • OAIster (FirstSearch) (IL users only)
    Digital resources from open archive collections. Includes digitized books & articles, audio files, images, movies, datasets.
  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations - OATD
    Over 1.5 million electronic graduate-level theses & dissertations that are freely available online
  • OVID Databases
    OVID Premier includes full-text of 60 highly rated medical journals, LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier includes 70 nursing journals, Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) combines 7 EMB resources in one searchable database (including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Health Technology Assessments, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, ACP Journal Club and more).
  • PapersFirst (FirstSearch) (IL users only)
    Index of 6.5 million papers presented at conferences worldwide. 1993 - present.
  • PEDro
    Physiotherapy Evidence Database is free database of over 30,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews & clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
  • Poisonous Plant Database
    From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
  • Popline
    Free database with abstracts of scientific articles, reports, books, & unpublished reports in the fields of population, reproductive health, & related health issues. About 370,000 records, mostly from 1970 - present, with selected references as early as 1827.
  • ProceedingsFirst (FirstSearch) (IL users only)
    Index to worldwide conference proceedings. 192,000 records, 1993 - present.
  • Professional Development Collection (WI users only) (EBSCOhost)
    Specialized collection of over 300 full-text education journals & over 200 education reports
  • Pubmed @ HSHS
    National Library of Medicine's database of over 26 million biomedical citations from MEDLINE, life science journals, & online books. After retrieving list of references, select Abstract in dropdown Display box to get links to HSHS full text (blue tab) articles. See Info button for mobile access information.
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset
    References from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, & herbal supplements in human nutrition & animal models.
  • PubMed Health
    Reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers & full technical reports for clinicians. Based on systematic reviews of clinical trials.
  • Red Book Online
    American Academy of Pediatrics guide to diagnosis, treatment, etiology, etc., of over 200 common childhood conditions. Includes CME, Spanish edition, immunization schedules, vaccine status tables, & visual library of 2700+ images that can be downloaded into PowerPoint. Mobile device download available.
    U.S. literature on physical, mental & psychiatric disabilities and rehabilitation, special education, employment, etc., from National Rehabilitation Information Center. (For research conducted outside the U.S., use CIRRIE database)
    U.S. government resource on all science topics, including computers and science education.
  • Stat!Ref
    Electronic resources include AHFS Drug Information, AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook, AORN Guidelines, Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses, Marino's ICU Book, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Washington Manual, & more.
  • SUMSearch 2  
    Simultaneously searches for original studies, systematic reviews & practice guidelines from multiple sources (PubMed, DARE, National Guidelines Clearinghouse, AHRQ, etc
  • Test Reviews Online (Buros Institute of Mental Measurement)
    Bibliography of commercially available tests.
  • Thomas U.S. Congress Legislative Information
    Current & past bills & resolutions, roll call votes, Public Laws, Congressional Record, contact info for Members of Congress, etc.
  • ThomasNet
    Locate manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
  • Toxline
    Over 4 million references & abstracts to toxicology articles & reports.
  • Toxnet
    Simultaneously search over a dozen databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, & toxic release.
  • Trip (EBM)
    Searches variety of evidence-based sources for best evidence; includes medical images and patient education. Register for free to keep up to date with new content in your areas of interest or to see documents you viewed previously.
  • UpToDate
    Evidence-based clinical information and treatment recommendations covering over 9000 topics across 19 medical specialties. Includes drug info from Lexicomp.
  • UpToDate for Patients
    Free patient information from the creators of UpToDate.
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
    Nutrient information on nearly 8,000 foods.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It contains over 300 million records of books, journals, etc., from 10,000 libraries worldwide. Covers <1000 BC - present. Find the nearest libraries that own the items you need.
  • WorldCat Discovery (IL users only)
    Discover more than 1.6 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in our library and libraries around the world through a single search
  • Worldcat Dissertations (IL users only)
    Dissertations and theses from the Worldcat database.
  • Zynx Health
    Evidence-based summaries for medical conditions and procedures.

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