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Subject: Medicine databases

Librarians' pick

  1. 1st  PubMed  
  2. 2nd  Cochrane Library   
  3. 3rd  DynaMed   

Medicine research guide

Medicine titles

  • AccessPharmacy   

    Pharmacy eTextbook database that covers textbooks, curricular materials media, information on drugs and supplements, diagnostic tests, calculators and case studies. On a McGraw-Hill platform.

  • AccessScience   

    Science full-text reference database that covers encyclopedia articles, biographies, media, study aids and news sources. On a McGraw-Hill platform.

  • Ageline   

    Major gerontology indexing database that covers journals, books and reports back to 1978. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Alt HealthWatch   

    Alternative health care indexing/full-text database that covers journals, magazines and reports back to 1990. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • ALTBIB Alternatives to Animal Testing    UW login not required

    The ALTBIB Alternatives to Animal Testing portal provides access to PubMed® and MEDLINE® citations relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing. Many citations provide access to free full text.

  • Anatomy.TV   

    Database of 3D videos on all parts of human anatomy. Includes Perceptive Adaptive Learning Modules that tailor learning to the individual, using past and current performance to optimize the spacing and sequencing of learning events. Access limited to 5 simultaneous users.

  • APhA PharmacyLibrary   

    Pharmacy reference database that provides APhA's textbooks, a NAPLEX review, case studies and JAPhA abstracts. On the APhA platform.

  • Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)   

    With topics ranging from bacterial immunology and vaccinations to diseases of man and animals, the database provides access to far-reaching clinical findings as well as all aspects of pure bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics.

  • BioCyc Database Collection   

    Collection of 9390 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs), plus software tools for understanding their data.

  • BioMed Central    UW login not required

    BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals. Journals span all areas of biology, medicine and health, including broad interest and specialist journals.

  • BIOSIS Citation Index   

    Index to life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • BoardVitals    UW login not required

    A set of question banks intended to help in the preparation for the following board exams: AACN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, AANP Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Nursing, Family Medicine, Family Medicine MOC, NAPLEX, NBDHE, NCLEX-PN, NCLEX-RN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • British Nursing Database   

    Full-text nursing database with coverage back to 1993, focusing on titles published in the UK, Australia and Canada, plus a selection of important international nursing titles.

  • CAB Abstracts   

    Agricultural indexing database that covers journals, annual reports, books, conference papers and theses back to 1973. On the EBSCOhost platform. Simultaneous user limit of 4.

  • CAB Abstracts Archive   

    Agriculture indexing database that covers journals, annual reports, books, conference papers and theses from 1910 to 1972. On the EBSCOhost platform. Simultaneous user limit of 4.

  • Chemoreception Abstracts   

    This database brings together studies from many diverse disciplines relating to chemoreception.

  • China: Culture & Society   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that reproduces pamphlets from 1750 to 1929. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Clinical Pharmacology   

    Pharmacy reference database that allows searching for drug information, consumer drug information sheets, identify pills or capsules, product comparisons, clinical calculators, drug interactions and contact information on drug manufacturers/distributors. On the Elsevier platform.

  • Cochrane Library   

    Medical indexing/full-text database that provide systematic reviews, controlled trials, methodology register, reviews of effects, health technology assessment and economic evaluations. On a Wiley platform.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Consumer Health Complete   

    Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. Subjects include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition & dietetics.

  • CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly)   

    Government full-text magazine that covers the activities of the U.S. Congress back to 1983. On the CQPress Electronic Library platform.

  • Current Contents Connect   

    Database providing complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data Citation Index   

    Index of data studies and data sets in international repositories, covering social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and arts & humanities, with citation information. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Dental Education in Video   

    Dental Education in Video is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators. It provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.

  • Diagnosing Mental Disorders   

    Database of videos examining various characteristics, diagnoses, co-morbidities, and differential diagnoses using the DSM-5™ and the ICD-10. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement   

    Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

  • DrugBank    UW login not required

    Bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, and pathway) information.

  • DynaMed   

    Medical reference database providing summaries of scholarly literature on evidence-based medicine. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database, based on Charles Evan's American Bibliography, that reproduces all books, pamphlets and broadsides published the American colonies and the United States between 1639 and 1800. On the Readex platform.

  • ECRI Guidelines Trust    UW login not required

    Portal to vetted, evidence-based clinical pratice guideline briefs and scorecards. Free registration required.

  • Equality State Almanac 2010    UW login not required

    Wyoming full-text statistical source from the Economic Analysis Division of the Department of Administration and Information. Published in 2010. Downloadable in PDF format, which provides the only searching capability. On the EAD website.

  • EqualityCare Newsletters    UW login not required

    Wyoming Medicaid client newsletters from 2003 to 2009. On the ACS platform.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • Facts & Comparisons eAnswers   

    Pharmacy reference database that provides drug information from a number of eBooks and interactive tools. On a Wolters Kluwer Health platform.

  • Family Health Database   

    ProQuest Family Health covers a range of subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.

  • Filmakers Library Online Volumes 1 & 2   

    Multidisciplinary video-streaming platform presenting award-winning documentaries and independent films. The collection contains 1,019 films and 806 hours of content. Transcripts are available for 87% of the collection. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)    UW login not required

    Compendium of internationally recognized standards for determining the purity and quality of food ingredients. Access requires creation of a personal account using a UW email address, via USP Access Point: click "Login" at the top right of the FCC window and choose "FCC Online".

  • GenderWatch   

    Gender studies indexing/full-text database that covers journal, magazine and newsletter articles, books, government documents and reports back to 1970. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Gene    UW login not required

    Genetic reference database that allows searching by free-text, sequence accession numbers, gene names, publications, Gene Ontology terms, chromosomes, or Enzyme Commission numbers. On the NCBI platform.

  • General Science (Gale OneFile)   

    The General Science Collection includes more than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals and more than 1.6 million articles. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

  • Genetics Home Reference    UW login not required

    Genetics reference database that provides consumer health information on genes, genetic conditions, and chromosomes with a handbook, glossary and links to other resources. On the National Library of Medicine platform.

  • Genome    UW login not required

    Genetic reference database the provides information on human, microbial, plant, organelles and virus genomes. On the NCBI platform.

  • GreenFILE    UW login not required

    Environmental indexing/full-text database that selectively covers journals, magazines and government documents. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Health & Medical Collection   

    Covers all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.

  • Health and Medicine (Gale OneFile)   

    Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia. Health Reference Center Academic features: 24/7 access to peer-reviewed journals in medicine, health, nursing and allied health and other health-related areas with backfiles from 1980; videos of medical procedures and live surgeries from OR-Live; international news coverage from Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, NewsRx and Ascribe; more than 2,500 topical overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; and much more.

  • Health and Society in Video   

    Health and Society in Video defines and explores today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society--with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

  • Health and Wellness (Gale)   

    Health & Wellness Resource Center from Gale is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. The database delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

  • Health Management Database   

    Healthcare management topics covered include hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics, and public health administration.

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition   

    Health sciences indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles and drug education sheets in many medical disciplines. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • HIV inSite, Database of Antiretroviral Drug Interactions    UW login not required

    Biomedical indexing database that allows searching by antiretroviral drug, interacting drug, or interacting drug class. Also provides an online textbook of HIV disease and research reports on treatment, prevention and policy analysis. On the UCSF Medical Center platform.

  • HMDB Databases List    UW login not required

    Extensive list of freely available information resources for health research, including drug databases, metabolic pathway databases, compound databases, spectral databases, disease & physiology databases, and comprehensive metabolomic databases.

  • Human Genome Abstracts   

    This database offers a comprehensive source for developments and promising applications emerging from international genome research, including the massive Human Genome Project. Topics covered include gene cloning, gene therapy, and genetic screening.

  • Immunology Abstracts   

    Studies are summarized relating to all aspects of immune systems in man and animals, including normal functions and disorders.

  • Journal Watch   

    Medicine full-text database that provides brief, clinically focused articles and a daily news service. On the New England Journal of Medicine platform.

  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)   

    Video journal offering demonstrations of experiments in biology, neuroscience, immunology and infection, medicine, bioengineering, engineering, chemistry, environment, and developmental biology.

  • LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)  

    Database containing information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. On the NLM platform.

  • Lexicomp Online   

    Pharmacy database platform that provides clinical databases and clinical modules in the areas of interactions, drug identification, IV compatibility, patient education and toxicology. On the Lexicomp platform.

  • Livertox    UW login not required

    Medical database that provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements. On the NLM platform.

  • Medical Imaging in Video   

    Database of training videos covering key topics in patient diagnosis and treatment, including radiography and sonography, radiation therapy, equipment, patient communication, and more. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Medical Letter   

    Pharmacy full-text newsletter that evaluates new FDA-approved drugs and new information on previously approved drugs back to 1988. On its own platform. Simultaneous user limit of 200.

  • MedicLatina   

    Medical indexing/full-text database that covers Spanish-language journals. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • MEDLINE (PQ)   

    Major biomedical indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles back to 1999. Part of the ProQuest Biology Science Collection.

  • MEDLINE (PubMed)   

    Major biomedical indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles back to 1999. On the NCBI platform.

  • MEDLINE (TR)   

    Major biomedical indexing database covering journal articles back to 1999. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • MEDLINEplus    UW login not required

    Consumer health indexing/full-text database that provides information on diseases, conditions and wellness in text, videos and links to respected websites. On the National Library of Medicine platform.

  • Micromedex   

    Pharmacy database platform that has drug interactions, IV compatibility, drug identification, drug comparison and Red Book online. On the Micromedex platform.

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse    UW login not required

    Biomedical reference database that provides evidence-based practice guidelines. On the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality platform.

  • Natural Medicines   

    Alternative medicine reference database that provides evidence-based information on dietary supplements, functional foods, diets, complementary practices, exercises and medical conditions. On its own platform.

  • Neurosciences Abstracts   

    This database enables neuroscientists to keep abreast of major advances within the field and their implications for other medical specialties. The database covers all aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate neuroscience, emphasizing basic research but also including such devastating neural diseases as Alzheimer's.

  • NLM Images from the History of Medicine    UW login not required

    Medicine image database drawn from the National Library of Medicine' historical collections. Care should be exercised in using the images because NLM does not own their copyright. On a NLM platform.

  • Nursing and Allied Health (Gale OneFile)   

    Provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

  • Nursing and Allied Health Source   

    Biomedical indexing/full-text database that covers journals, eBooks, media, reference books and theses back to 1986. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Océano Medicina y Salud   

    Spanish-language biomedical reference database that covers journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, anatomic atlases, consumer health, nursing protocols and illustrations of medicine, health and nursing. On the Océano platform.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context   

    Current events full-text database the collects materials (articles, reference books, media) on controversial issues. On the Gale In Context platform.

  • Oxford Journals   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals published by Oxford University Press.

  • Oxford Reference   

    Multidisciplinary reference database that combines sources in archaeology, art, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, English, history, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine, music, performing arts, philosophy, quotations, religion, science and technology and social sciences. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • PathoPic    UW login not required

    PathoPic is a freely available online database of pathology images designed both to support medical education and to provide public health information. Searchable by Topo Group, Topography, Diagnostic Group, Stain, ImmunoStain, Magnification, Series, Image Type, and Sex.

  • Pharmacist's Letter   

    Pharmacy full-text newsletter that provides information on new developments in drug therapy since 1997. On the Therapeutic Research Center platform.

  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile)   

    Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection includes hundreds of thousands of articles updated daily from nearly 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Users will discover proven treatment techniques, examine experimental research theses, find unique applications for specific sports (everything from baseball and bowling to tennis and yachting) and more.

  • Pillbox    UW login not required

    Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images.

  • Popline    UW login not required

    Population indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles, other scientific and technical publications and grey literature; most published after 2000 are in full-text. Provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development. On the K4Health platform.

  • Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900   

    This unique collection showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.

  • Prescriber's Letter   

    Pharmacy full-text database providing recommendations for those that prescribe drugs. On the Therapeutic Research Center platform.

  • ProQuest Central   

    Database platform that includes 100-some other indexing, full-text and reference databases (listed separately). On the ProQuest platform.

  • PsychiatryOnline   

    PsychiatryOnline is a web-based portal that features psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, including journals, handbooks, textbooks, and the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

  • Public Health Database   

    With journals, news, trade publications, reports, dissertations and more, ProQuest Public Health covers a wide variety of disciplines ranging from social sciences and biological sciences to business. ProQuest Public Health specializes on delivering focused and relevant results for the public health field, covering key subjects including: nutrition and dietetics; physical fitness and hygiene; population studies; social services and welfare; statistics; biology - genetics; drug abuse and alcoholism; special education and rehabilitation; environmental studies; industrial health and safety; communicable diseases; allergology and immunology; nurses and nursing; and pediatrics.

  • PubMed    UW login not required

    Medical indexing/full-text database that provides public access to MEDLINE (see separately) and full-text on PubMed Central and other publisher websites. On the NCBI platform.

  • Rehabilitation Therapy in Video   

    Rehabilitation Therapy in Video provides streaming video for the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. The collection includes footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment. All of the video has been thoroughly indexed to allow users to search and filter content by patient details, therapist specialization, treatment method, presenting problem, and more.

  • SAGE Journals   

    Multidisciplinary eJournal platform that provides full-text of library-licensed journals.

  • Science (Gale in Context)   

    Science In Context integrates authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Millions of full-text articles are drawn from hundreds of national and global newspapers, magazines, and journals. More than 200 experiments and projects from U*X*L Experiment Central provide practical experience. Content is aligned to national and state science standards, including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Project 2061. Subject areas covered include biographies; biology; chemistry; earth and environmental science; general science; health and medicine; math, engineering and technology; and physics and astronomy.

  • Science Citation Index   

    Science indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1900. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Scopus   

    Large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. On an Elsevier platform.

  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video   

    Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video covers the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more. Developed through an exclusive partnership with Healthy Learning, the world’s leading producer of sports medicine videos, the collection features an array of internationally renowned physicians, exercise scientists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered dietitians, sport psychologists, personal trainers, and health/wellness experts who share information, ideas, and insights on the principles, techniques, and modalities of modern exercise science and sports medicine.

  • SpringerReference   

    Searchable database which contains reference works on topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. On a Springer platform.

  • STAT!Ref   

    Collection of healthcare ebooks providing library-licensed medical texts and reference sources. Simultaneous user limit of 2 per title. On the TDS Health platform.

  • Taylor & Francis Ebooks   

    Collection of ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including titles in the scientific, technical, and medical fields formerly hosted on the CRC NetBASE platform.

  • Toxicology Abstracts   

    The database covers issues from social poisons and substance abuse to natural toxins, from legislation and recommended standards to environmental issues.

  • TRIP Database for Evidence Based Medicine    UW login not required

    Biomedical indexing/full-text database for finding research evidence (journal articles, images, media, consumer health pamphlets, courses and news--much in full-text) for clinical practice. On its own platform.

  • UpToDate  

    Medical reference database that provides evidence-based articles authored by physicians. On the Wolters Kluwer Health platform. NOTE: For use by University of Wyoming students and faculty only.

  • USP-NF  

    Database of FDA-enforceable quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements, excipients, procedures for tests, assays, analytical methods, and more, published by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention. Requires creation of free personal login account using a University of Wyoming email account.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.


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