Dykes Library provides access to many bibliographic databases and databanks. Due to our licensing agreements, use of some databases is restricted to members of the KU community and fee-paying library members. Users who are not eligible to use our databases may request a literature search from a reference librarian.
The following databases Dykes Library subscribes to are available to non-KUMed users. However, they are IP restricted, and can only be accessed by a computer connected to the KUMC network, either on campus or through our EZProxy server.
Academic Search Premier is a scholarly resource that contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Academic Search Premier provides unmatched full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.
AccessMedicine is an online resource that provides complete references and services for physicians, students, and health professionals who need immediate access to authoritative and current medical data. With the full text, graphics, images and illustrations of the most recent editions of world-class medical references in internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacology, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, and patient care, and with daily content updates, AccessMedicine provides information needed for clinical decision making.
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (H.W. Wilson) - An important resource for students, educators, researchers and general readers, Applied Science & Technology Index includes indexing of nearly 800 periodicals dating back to 1983, including over 480 peer-reviewed journals.
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.
Business Source Premier This is the industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities Since Cabell Publishing, Inc. was founded in 1978, their goal has been to help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts. To achieve this goal, the company strives to maintain current information on the addresses, phone, e-mail and websites for a large number of journals. Also, the company seeks to provide information on publication guidelines and review information.
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides access to English-language nursing journals, publications from the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing, and primary journals from health professions disciplines (cardiopulmonary technology, communicative disorders, emergency services, health education, medical/laboratory technology, medical assistant, medical records, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy/rehabilitation, physician's assistant, podiatry, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, social service in health care, and surgical technology). In addition, CINAHL includes pertinent articles from the biomedical, education, behavioral science, management, and popular literature. CINAHL also offers coverage of materials dealing with health sciences librarianship and the online industry. More than 300 serial publications are regularly reviewed and included. Selected nursing and health professions-related books are included as well.
The Cochrane Library is a compilation of databases, updated quarterly, designed to provide evidence to help health care providers decide on the best treatment for a condition or disease by identifying all controlled trials of interventions for a particular condition and reviewing the results to see which work best. The included databases are:
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: A collection of full text, evidence-based reviews on the effects of health care.
The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness: Abstract only, giving critical assessments of systematic reviews done by groups outside the Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register: a vast compendium of citations and abstracts of controlled trials
Methodology Reviews: Includes the full text of systematic reviews of empirical methodological studies prepared by The Cochrane Empirical Methodological Studies Methods Group
The Cochrane Methodology Register: a bibliography of articles and books on the science of research synthesis
Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA): Abstracts only, detailing published assessments of healthcare technologies
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED): Abstracts only; each summarizes in detail a published economic evaluation of a health care intervention and provides a qualitative assessment of the results
Computer Database Full text, abstracts, and references for computer-related articles from newsstand and trade publications, covering all aspects of computers, peripherals, software, semiconductors, communications, and telecommunications. Articles include product announcements, hands-on product reviews, technical advice, tutorials, buyers guides, and company profiles.
Coverage: Current year to date + the previous 3 years
Frequency: Daily updates
Computer Source Featuring nearly 300 full-text periodicals covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet, Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.
CultureVision provides information for health care providers about more than 50 cultural communities on crucial topics including communication, family patterns, diet and nutrition, treatment protocols, ethnopharmacology, etiquette issues, etc.
Current Research @ KU Citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses submitted by the University of Kansas and published in UMI's Dissertations Abstracts database, and full text of all KU dissertations and theses submitted after 1996. Open to all members of the KU community. Off-campus connections will require proxy log-in.
The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to determine what ingredients are in specific brands and to compare ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the health benefits claimed by manufacturers. These claims by manufacturers have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Companies may not market as dietary supplements any products that are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Database can be searched by brand names, uses noted on product labels, specific active ingredients, and manufacturers.Warnings and Recalls from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), related to specific ingredients and supplement brands have also been provided.
Education Abstracts (H.W. Wilson) Providing indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, books and yearbooks, Education Abstracts covers subjects including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
Encyclopedia of Gerontology Since the first edition, the research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today they are emerging as the largest. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. The second edition includes all new articles and wholly new coverage of topics that have seen research advances.
Epocrates Online MedSearch is a free drug and disease reference providing:
ERIC is an information system sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that generates the U.S. national bibliographic database covering the literature of education. ERIC contains annotated references to nonjournal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). Some full text is available.
Coverage: 1966 - present
Frequency: Updated monthly
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and recommends the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded, we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles and, from these article ratings, journals. Both articles and journals can then be ranked overall and, importantly, at the subject, or Faculty, level.
Frequency: Daily updates
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.
Health Business Fulltext Elite provides journal content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance. Health Business Elite contains full text content from nearly 460 journals. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965, and in some cases, earlier.
Frequency: Updated daily
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.
History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. It comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials. Emphasis is given to symmetry, diffraction methods and techniques of crystal structure determination, and the physical and chemical properties of crystals. Each volume also contains discussions of theory, practical explanations and examples, all of which are useful for teaching.
Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:
Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.
Legal Collection Containing full text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson) Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Library Literature & Information Science Index also includes chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses and pamphlets. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.
MD Consult – clinical information, including textbooks, drug information, self-assessment tools, patient education materials
MEDLINE is the bibliographic database of the National Library of Medicine. MEDLINE is the primary source in the United States for information from the biomedical literature, containing references to articles from more than 3700 journals. MEDLINE is the computerized counterpart of Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index.
MEDLINE includes such topics as microbiology, delivery of health care, nutrition, pharmacology, and environmental health. The categories covered in the database include anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education, technology, agriculture, food, industry, humanities, information science and communications, and health care. The full text of the articles is not provided in MEDLINE, but approximately half of the records contains abstracts written by the article's author. The database is international in scope; approximately 75% of the citations are published in English. A free version of MEDLINE is available to anyone via PubMed.
Coverage: 1966 to present
MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology. Titles include Revista Medica del IMSS, Revista Mexicana de Patologia Clinica, Boletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico, Archivos de Neurociencias, Revista Biomedica, Veterinaria Mexico, Salud Publica de Mexico, ACIMED, and more.
Military & Government Collection 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 these sites.
Military & Government Collection provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.
OECD Health Data offers a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health care systems in OECD economies. It is an essential tool for policy advisors in governments, health researchers in the private sector and the academic community to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from cross-country comparisons of national health systems. OECD Health Data is a unique, interactive database covering over 1 200 indicators and offering sophisticated query modules.
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) , The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others.
Professional Development Collection This database 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, Theory Into Practice, and a total of more than 500 high-quality education journals. This database also contains nearly 230 educational reports.
PsycArticles is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. It comprises approximately 70 titles in the behavioral sciences. See the coverage list.
PsycINFO is compiled by the American Psychological Association. The PsycINFO Serials database contains summaries of journal literature, dissertations and technical reports in psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO Serials covers over 1300 journals in more than 30 languages from approximately 50 countries. The PsycINFO Chapters/Books database contains summaries of English-language chapters and books in psychology and related disciplines published worldwide. To integrate behavioral articles, books and book chapters from other fields, PsycINFO scans publications from related disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, and anthropology.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. These citations, when viewed via EBSCOhost, have the ability to link to articles from nearly 400 full-text journals contained within Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.
Religion and Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
SciFinder provides access to CAplus, MedLine, CASREACT, and the Registry database from Chemical Abstracts Service. Registration is required to access SciFinder. The database includes journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, substance database and dissertations covered in Chemical Abstracts. The license includes the substructure search module. For guides and tutorials, please click here. (Restricted to 6 simultaneous users.)
Provided by KU-Lawrence
SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers over 2,400 fully peer-reviewed journals and over 40,000 books online.
UpToDate UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource available to clinicians online. It is intended to give clinicians the concise, practical answers at the point of care.
Frequency: Daily updates
Provided jointly by KUMC, KU Med, and KUPI
Web of Science consists of multidisciplinary indexes of bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the indexes for articles that cite a known author or work. Searchable databases include: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Two search formats are available:
Concept Search allows free-text searching for topics and keywords. Enter words, phrases, and sentences in the search box-or cut and paste text from other documents.
Form Search is field-directed searching. Depending on which products you select, you can search by Topic, Author/Inventor, Patent Number, Patent Assignee, Source Title, Conference/Meeting Information, and Address.
WorldCat allows you to search for books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, recordings, videos and other materials held by other libraries.
Coverage: Lists holdings for OCLC member libraries
Frequency: Updated daily
Zynx – evidence-based decision support, including physician order sets and interdisciplinary care plans
Provided by KU Med Hospital
Dykes Library also provides access to many databases freely available through the World Wide Web.
AgeLine is produced by the AARP and contains detailed summaries of publications about older adults and aging, including books, journal and magazine articles, research reports, and videos. Its references come from the gerontology collection of AARP's Research Information Center, as well as selected articles from 300 magazines and journals. All references include original abstracts which are copyrighted by AARP.
Coverage: 1978-present, with selective coverage from 1966-1977
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a machine-readable database of bibliographic records created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials dating from the 16th century to the present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare, are also included.
Coverage: 1970 to present
Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs provides interactive maps, graphs (which are accessible to the blind and visually-impaired), text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, recommendations, and numeric public health data and statistics. Topics include AIDS, sexually transmitted disease, accidents, morality & morbidity reports and vaccines, among others.
ChemIDplus is a chemical dictionary file for over 339,000 compounds of biomedical and regulatory interest. Records include CAS Registry Numbers and other identifying numbers, molecular formulae, generic names, trivial names, other synonyms, MeSH headings, and file locators which lead users to other files on the ELHILL and TOXNET systems. In addition, SUPERLIST provides names and other data used to describe chemicals on over 30 key federal and state regulatory lists.
Frequency: Quarterly (approximately)
CIRRIE contains over 24,500 citations of international rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present. The CIRRIE Database includes only published materials that concern research conducted outside of the United States.
DIRLINE contains location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. These information resources fall into many categories including federal, state, and local government agencies; information and referral centers; professional societies; self-help groups and voluntary associations; academic and research institutions and their programs; information systems and research facilities.
Embase is a citation database with over 24 million indexed records and more than 7,500 current, mostly peer-reviewed journals. It also includes over 2,000 biomedical titles not currently offered by MEDLINE and delivers comprehensive, authoritative, reliable coverage of the most relevant biomedical literature.
Entrez is a molecular sequence retrieval system developed at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Entrez provides an integrated approach for gaining access to nucleotide and protein sequence information, to the MEDLINE citations in which the sequences were published, and to a sequence-associated subset of MEDLINE. The sequence records are derived from a variety of database sources, including GenBank, EMBL, DDBJ, PIR, SWISS-PROT, PRF, and PDB. Entrez is available free via the Internet.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is an information system sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that generates the U.S. national bibliographic database covering the literature of education. The ERIC database consists of two files: the Resources in Education (RIE) file of document citations and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) file of journal article citations from more than 750 professional journals. In addition, ERIC now contains over 850 ERIC Digest records that feature the full text of the original document. ERIC is available free via the Internet.
ETOH The Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, commonly referred to as ETOH, is the most comprehensive online resource covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ETOH contains approximately 100,000 records and is accessed by both researchers and clinicians worldwide. Included in ETOH are abstracts and bibliographic references to journal articles, books, dissertation abstracts, conference
papers and proceedings, reports and studies, and chapters in edited works.
Coverage: 1960s to present
FDA Online Orange Book is composed of four parts: (1) approved prescription drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations; (2) approved over-the-counter (OTC) drug products for those drugs that may not be marketed without NDAs or ANDAs because they are not covered under existing OTC monographs; (3) drug products with approval under Section 505 of the Act
administered by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; and (4) a cumulative list of
approved products that have never been marketed, have been discontinued from marketing, or
have had their approvals withdrawn for other than safety or efficacy reasons subsequent to being
discontinued from marketing.
FREIDA (Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access System) is a directory designed to provide general and detailed information on all ACGME accredited graduate medical education programs. The data has been collected by the American Medical Association (AMA) from surveys of graduate medical education programs and affiliated institutions. FREIDA is available free via the AMA's WWW site.
Haz-Map is an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is a relational database of chemicals, jobs and
HEAL's mission is to provide free digital resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators. HEAL promotes the preservation and exchange of useful educational assets while respecting ownership and privacy. By using state-of-the-art Internet technologies, HEAL enables educators across the country to efficiently search and retrieve teaching resources from a variety of sources.
HSTAT provides access to full-text documents useful for providing health information and for health care decision making. Available publications include: clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides for clinicians, consumer health brochures, evidence reports and technology assessments.
Images from the History of Medicine provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. IBIDS is produced by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health. The IBIDS database currently contains over 328,000 scientific citations and abstracts.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
Coverage: mid-1960s - present
LOCATORplus is the NLM's catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals and access points to other medical research tools.
Coverage: fifteenth century to the present (virtually all of the cataloged titles in the NLM collection)
MEDLINEPlus is a consumer-level health information database from the National Library of Medicine. MEDLINEPlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over
500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
National Guideline Clearinghouse is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
NUTRITION.GOV provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition, including healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety. The website also links to information about nutrition and food assistance programs such as the Food Stamp Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and the School Lunch and Breakfast programs and to federally supported research, reports, and brochures as well as funding opportunities in the federal government. Users can find information on healthy eating, the food guide pyramid, the dietary guidelines for Americans, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe.
OLDMEDLINE contains citations published in the 1960 through 1965 Cumulated Index Medicus and covers the fields of medicine, preclinical sciences, and allied health sciences. Subject searching of this file is available through key words (the original Medical Subject Headings, MeSH, assigned back in 1960-65) and text phrases. Unlike MEDLINE, this file contains no abstracts nor MeSH heading (MH) field data from NLM's current controlled vocabulary.
Coverage: 1960 to 1965
Frequency: None. The file contains 771,287 records
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man or OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, with links to literature references, sequence records, maps, and related databases. It is based on the book, Mendelian Inheritance in Man.
Frequency: The online version is updated daily
OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to help users to evaluate their validity and interpretability.
Frequency: Updated weekly.
PHIL The Public Health Image Library (PHIL) offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an extensive collection of images and multimedia files related to public health. Most of the images in the collection are in the public domain and are thus free of any copyright restrictions.
POPLINE POPLINE provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues, including family planning technology and programs, fertility, and population law and policy. In addition, POPLINE focuses on particular developing-country issues including demography, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, primary health care communication, and population and environment. POPLINE citations are searchable with POPLINE keywords as well as MeSH headings.
Coverage: 1970 to present (selected citations date back to 1886)
PubMed The PubMed search system provides access to the PubMed database of bibliographic information at the National Library of Medicine, which is drawn primarily from MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. In addition, for participating journals that are indexed selectively for MEDLINE, PubMed includes all articles from that journal, not just those that are included in MEDLINE. Finally, PubMed also provides access to the molecular biology databases included in NCBI's Entrez retrieval system. It is expected that access to additional National Library of Medicine databases will be added in the future.
Scirus is a comprehensive science-specific search engine for the Internet. It enables scientists, students and anyone searching for scientific information to chart and pinpoint data, locate university sites and find reports and articles quickly and easily. It was launched by Elsevier Science, an international publisher of scientific information.
TOXLINE is the National Library of Medicine's extensive collection of online bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. It contains more than 3 million bibliographic citations, almost all with abstracts and/or indexing terms and CAS Registry Numbers. Chemical substances can be searched by entering their corresponding CAS Registry Numbers and/or synonyms.
CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System): Organized by chemical record, this databank contains carcinogenicity, tumor promotion, tumor inhibition, and mutagenicity test results derived from the scanning of primary journals, current awareness tools, National Cancer Institute (NCI) technical reports, review articles, and International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs published since 1976. Test results have been reviewed by experts in carcinogenesis. CCRIS is sponsored by the NCI.
DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center): contains references on biological, chemical, and physical agents that may cause birth defects. Records include bibliographic citations, abstracts (when available), MeSH, chemical names, and CAS Registry Numbers. DART/ETIC is produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in cooperation with the NLM. DART® (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology)
Coverage: 1965 to present
EMIC and EMICBACK (Environmental Mutagen Information Center BACKfile): contains references to chemical, biological, and physical agents that have been tested for genotoxic activity. The records include full bibliographic references, keywords, chemical names, and CAS Registry Numbers. The file is produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in cooperation with the NLM and funded by the EPA and the NIEHS.
Coverage: 1950 to 1991
Frequency: None. Recent citations (1992- ) are in the EMIC database.
ETICBACK (Environmental Teratology Information Center BACKfile): contains references on agents that may cause birth defects. The records include bibliographic citations, ETIC keywords, chemical names, and CAS Registry Numbers. ETICBACK was funded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the EPA, and the NIEHS.
Coverage: 1950 to 1989
Frequency: None. Recent citations (1989- ) are included in the DART database.
GENE-TOX (GENetic TOXicology): An online data bank created by the Environmental Protection Agency and made available on TOXNET. GENE-TOX is a multi- phase effort to review and evaluate the existing literature and assay systems available in the field of genetic toxicology; the data have been peer reviewed.
Frequency: as needed; the file contains about 2,900 records.
HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank): This data bank is organized by chemical record and covers the toxicity and biomedical effects of chemicals. The file is enhanced with data from such related areas as emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, human exposure, detection methods, and regulatory requirements. HSDB contains complete references for all data sources utilized. The file is fully peer-reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP), a committee of expert toxicologists and other scientists. HSDB is built, maintained, reviewed and updated on the NLM's Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET).
Updates: Continuous; the file contains over 4,500 records.
IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System): contains chemical-specific EPA health risk and regulatory information prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency. The TOXNET version of the file includes oral reference doses and inhalation reference concentrations for non-carcinogens, and data such as slope factors and unit risks for carcinogens. Toxic risk data undergo a high level of scientific review.
NCI-3D: 2D and 3D information compiled by the National Cancer Institute, and augmented by MDL
TRI (Toxic chemical Release Inventory): TRI is a series of non-bibliographic files based upon data submitted by industrial facilities around the country to the EPA as mandated by Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act. TRI records include the names and addresses of industrial facilities releasing toxic chemicals, the amounts released to air, water, land, or by underground injection, and the amounts transferred to waste sites. Files after TRI91 contain source reduction and recycling data as mandated by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. TRI93 contains data on chemicals released by federal facilities (supplied on a voluntary basis by some government agencies).
Coverage: 1987 to 1994
TRIFACTS (Toxic chemical Release Inventory FACT Sheets): Intended as a companion to the TRI series, and based largely upon the State of New Jersey's Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets. Designed for a lay audience, they present scientifically accepted information in non-technical language.
Frequency: As needed
USMLE Easy is a service which assists students in preparing for their medical licensure exams. The site provides test exams for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. There are thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the exam - along with powerful customization features that allow users to focus on the topics they need to master and bypass what they already know.
U.S. Patent Database includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in
1790 to the most recent issue week. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims. Patents from 1790 to December 1975 offer only the patent number and the current US patent classification.