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Abstracts in Social Gerontology
This bibliographic database covers essential areas in social gerontology research, including the psychology and biology of aging, elder abuse, the elderly and their families, aging and the economy, and other topics relevant to geriatric studies.
Online resource that includes leading clinical textbooks in anesthesiology, procedural videos, clinical guidelines, self-assessment Q&A, and an interactive drug database with search and customizable curriculum functionality.
Comprehensive search tool for quick diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of emergency cases. Includes emergency medicine textbooks, procedural videos, self-assessment tools, an integrated drug database, patient handouts, and clerkship resources.
Access to McGraw-Hill medical textbooks including Harrison's Online. Contains multimedia library with case files, safety modules, procedural videos, diagnosis and self-assessment tools, patient handouts, an integrated drug database, and more.
Covers pediatric practice from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Access to leading pediatric textbooks including Rudolph's Pediatrics, procedural videos and animations, an integrated drug database, quick reference tools, and other resources.
Access to leading pharmacy textbooks, an extensive multimedia library, care plans, self-assessment tools, case files, a drug and supplement information database, and more.
Can be used for course content: Leading pharmacy texts and drug information More about affordable course content
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.
AdSpender tracks millions of brands across 18 media and ranks top spenders by industry, parent, brand, etc. Find how, when and where the competition spends their advertising dollars.
Social gerontology abstracts that cover aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. This database is designed for researchers, health care professionals, students, and consumers.
AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts
Bibliographic data for basic science research and clinical applications related to AIDS, immunology, virology, and cancer genetics.
Full-text information for health professionals and consumers about HIV/AIDS. Includes guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, educational materials and more.
Full-text articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Book excerpts are also included.
AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine
Bibliographic database that covers complementary medicine, palliative care, and professions allied to medicine such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and more.
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy, including images of all bodily systems. Users may manipulate the images and view accompanying text, animations, dynamic MRI, and movie clips, as well as take interactive quizzes.
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.
BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)
BLAST finds regions of similarity between nucleotide or protein sequences and calculates their statistical significance. It can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences and help identify members of gene families.
Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts
Calcium research literature abstracts from a broad range of disciplines.
CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research)
Easy access to a wide array of public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For public health professionals and the public at large.
Comprehensive source of full-text journals and books indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Also features evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more.
Registry of clinical trials in the U.S. and around the world. Provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and contacts for more details.
Database of Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews healthcare evidence. Also includes databases of clinical trials, other systematic reviews, and review methodology. The Cochrane Collaboration
This authoritative collection of physiology information includes recently published review articles and an online version of the American Physiology Society's renowned Handbook of Physiology (1977-2008) book series.
Consumer Health Complete
Contains a variety of consumer health and wellness information. Includes full-text reports, books, pamphlets, and magazines. Users can find drug information, medical images, and videos.
Counseling and Therapy in Video
Rich collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling. Features therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews, as well as teaching and discussion guides.
Data Axle, formerly ReferenceUSA, provides research on businesses including data summaries by neighborhood, city or state and by type or size of business. Users can conduct market research for similar or competitive businesses in a specific locality.
Data Citation Index
Provides a single searchable interface to discover the most highly cited scholarly research data from a variety of repositories worldwide.
Data-Planet is a repository of publicly, privately, and commercially-sourced statistical data. The data available in Data-Planet are accessible through two interfaces: Data-Planet Statistical Datasets and Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference.
Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (DOSS)
Indexing, abstracts, and select full-text access to an extensive selection of dental journals, books, monographs, magazines, and trade periodicals, covering all aspects of the field of dentistry. Also includes IADR/AADR Meeting Abstracts.
Expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, factsheets, & websites about disaster medicine & public health from government agencies and non-commercial sources. Curated by the National Library of Medicine for a professional audience.
EIU Country Reports
Country Reports examine and explain the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade in each country covered. Also provides forecasts on political and economic developments.
Embase (via Ovid)
Biomedicine and pharmacology citation database (1974 - present) with an international scope. Recommended for systematic reviews, and for finding drug and medical device information. Updated weekly. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Gene integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.
Focuses on the widest possible perspective of genetics as a whole, from microbes to plants to humans, emphasizing molecular genetics.
Genome Data Viewer (NCBI)
NCBI's Genome Data Viewer is a genome browser supporting the exploration and analysis of eukaryotic RefSeq genome assemblies. It allows users to visualize different types of sequence-associated data in a genomic context.
Global Health on CAB Direct
Citations and abstracts from the international literature of public health. Particularly strong emphasis on medical entomology, human nutrition, vector control, and medicinal plants.
HCUPnet contains statistics comparing hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes for community hospitals in the U.S. Generate tables and graphs for national, regional and state trends.
HEAL (Health Education Assets Library)
Large digital library of multimedia teaching resources for the health sciences, including images, videos, animations, presentations, and audio files that support healthcare education.
Health & Safety Science Abstracts
Covers topics relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety, occupational safety, and ergonomics.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Information on measurement instruments (e.g., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, tests, etc.) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Consumer and patient health information on a variety of diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. Contains the full text of magazines, books, reports, and health pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Citations, abstracts, and select full text for articles from scholarly nursing, allied health, and medical journals.
Portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies.
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
Archive of social science data for research and instruction. Includes data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS or SPSS. Topical archives include health, aging, education, criminal justice, and substance abuse. ICPSR at VCU Libraries (downloading help; search tips)
Covers studies relating to all aspects of immune systems in humans and other animals, including normal functions and disorders.
IndexCat: Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U.S. Army
Comprehensive subject catalog of books, pamphlets, dissertations, reports, and some journal articles held by the National Library of Medicine, published from the 1400s through 1950.
IPA: International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Abstracts of pharmacology research and information. Includes papers presented at ASHP, APhA, and AACP meetings. Produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
JoVE (formerly Journal of Visualized Experiments)
Streaming video resource that includes a peer-reviewed physical and life sciences journal, as well as a science education library. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, medicine, and more.
Database of information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, with drug records, information on maternal and infant substance levels, potential effects on nursing infants, and therapeutic drug alternatives.
MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of stand-alone teaching and learning resources modules that have been implemented and evaluated with medical or dental trainees or practitioners.
Medical Letter, The
Searchable database of articles from The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics from 1988 - present. Includes peer-reviewed evaluations of newly approved prescription drugs and comparative reviews of older drugs.
Citations and full-text PDFs for Spanish-language medical research and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.
Premier database for citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Extensive guide to consumer and patient health information resources. Provides information on diseases, conditions, wellness, drugs, and lab tests. The site also contains health information in several languages, easy to read resources, and videos.
MedlinePlus Genetics (formerly Genetics Home Reference)
View consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. Content from Genetics Home Reference has been transferred to this resource.
MEPS, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, is a set of large-scale survey data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. MEPSnet is a collection of analytical tools to search MEPS data.
Merck Index Online
Extensive index of monographs in the chemical, medical, biological, and environmental sciences. Includes information about a wide range of substances, including drugs, biologicals, dyes, agricultural and industrial chemicals, and more.
Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard)
Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes interactions and adverse effects as well as evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.
NCBI Global Query
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides access to biomedical and genomic information. This query allows you to search across NCBI databases simultaneously. Results indicate the number of records in each database.
Covers all aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate neuroscience, emphasizing basic research but also including such devastating neural diseases as Alzheimer's.
NIH Data Sharing Repositories
This site of data repositories provides access to a range of medical, mental health, genomics, and other health-related data collections from the National Institutes of Health.
Nursing Health Assessment Video Series
Presents the basics of nursing health assessment and techniques of interviewing, performing the physical assessment, and collecting data.
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. OMIM is authored and edited at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts
Focuses on the experimental and clinical literature on mechanisms of oncogenes and growth factors, and every aspect of oncogene research into the molecular basis of malignant transformations.
Database containing abstracts of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
Interface for searching MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database for biomedical research, that offers enhanced features for more precise searching. Updated daily. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
Bibliographic database of randomized control trials, systematic reviews, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines relevant to physiotherapy. Abstracts and links to full text provided where possible.
PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
Citations to worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Indexes a variety of current and past literature relevant to traumatic stress without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations.
Psychiatry portal that features the full-text of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), textbooks, journals and Guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association.
Can be used for course content: American Psychiatric Association portal to journals and books, includes DSM-5. More about affordable course content
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.
PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts)
American Psychological Association database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents.
Summaries and select full text for non-commercial psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments, with descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
Searchable collection of psychotherapy videos showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers a wide variety of therapeutic topics.
Freely available full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the National Library of Medicine.
The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) foremost biomedical and life sciences database. Includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, life sciences journals, and online books.
R2 Digital Library
Collection of full-text health sciences ebooks from Rittenhouse and other publishers.
Incorporating Beilstein, Gmelin, and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry, offers a wealth of experimentally-validated physico-chemical data and preparation methods. Presents a new approach to synthetic chemistry with powerful functionality.
Rehabilitation Reference Center
Evidence-based reference tool for rehabilitation specialists. Contains summaries on rehabilitation topics, exercise images for assisting patients, practice guidelines, drug information and links to full-text articles.
SAGE Research Methods
Research methods tool providing access to SAGE books, journal articles, reference works, case studies, datasets, and videos about research methods, designing research projects, conducting research, writing up findings, and more.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Bibliographic and full-text database covering international and interdisciplinary literature on sports medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and related topics.
Springer Nature Experiments
Combined database of life sciences and biomedical protocols and methods from Springer Nature. Includes Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Protocol Exchange.
STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library
Full-text, cross-searchable resource of evidence-based, authoritative healthcare references. Includes ebooks, journals, point-of-care tools, drug guides, niche specialty guides within a variety of disciplines, and more.
Three-dimensional structures provide a wealth of information on the biological function and the evolutionary history of macromolecules. This database contains experimentally-determined structures, along with tools to investigate these structures.
STTI Registry of Nursing Research
Abstracts and selected full text for thousands of nursing research studies. Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Product of the U.S. National Library of Medicine offering high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public's health.
Citations covering biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Includes abstracts, indexing terms, and CAS Registry numbers for most entries.
Clinical search engine designed to find high-quality research evidence to support clinical practice and care. Sources include PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and websites focused on clinical information.
Point-of-care collection of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Also includes drug information. Provided by the VCU Health System.
VAST (Vector Alignment Search Tool)
Computer algorithm developed at NCBI used to identify similar protein 3-dimensional structures by purely geometric criteria, and to identify distant homologs that cannot be recognized by sequence comparison.
Virology and AIDS Abstracts
Covers the world literature on every aspect of virology in humans, animals, and plants, with topics ranging from replication cycles to oncology, hepatitis B virus vaccination, viral genetics, interferon, and more.
Clinical decision support system that allows validation of a medical diagnosis based on visual conditions. Contains medical images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type. Provided by the VCU Health System.
Interactive database system through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data.