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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.
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.
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.
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.
Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts
Calcium research literature abstracts from a broad range of disciplines.
Clinical reference resource with full-text access to Elsevier journals and medical ebooks, as well as Clinical Overviews point-of-care summaries, procedural videos, drug information, practice guidelines, patient education handouts, and more.
Can be used for course content: Medical books and journals, videos, guidelines, and clinical tools. More about affordable Course Content
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Provided by the VCU School of Medicine.
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.
Test out new features and tools that may be incorporated into PubMed on January 2020.
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.
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.
Citations covering biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Includes abstracts, indexing terms, and CAS Registry numbers for most entries.
Group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. Information about the databases
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.
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.