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Medicine/Biomedical Sciences Databases

Name Description
ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey provides access to Elsevier?s current medical and surgical content including: First Consult; Top journals; Best-selling medical and surgical books; Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content types. Please note: Clinical Key replaces Drexel's subscription to MD Consult. MDConsult content is fully contained within Clinical Key.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Date range
Current

Provides patients, family members and members of the public with current information about clinical trials.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Date range
Current

Systematic reviews differ from other types of review in that they adhere to a strict design in order to make them more comprehensive, thus minimizing the chance of bias, and ensuring their reliability. Rather than reflecting the views of the authors, or being based on a partial selection of the literature, (as is the case with many articles and reviews that are not explicitly systematic), they contain all known references to trials on a particular intervention and a comprehensive summary of the available evidence.

Cochrane Library
Date range
Current

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information: other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials ? all the current evidence in one single environment.

Epocrates
Date range
Current

Epocrates is designed to provide clinical information at the point of care. Contains practical, peer-reviewed content with a unique patient-centered approach for access to continually updated integrated drug and disease information Premium features include pill identifier, alternative medicines, and a robust suite of calculators.

Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBM Reviews)
Date range
Dates vary

Includes fully searchable access to Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.

HealthSTAR
Date range
1975-current

The HealthSTAR database contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration and research. In addition to journal article citations and abstracts, HealthSTAR includes citations to meeting abstracts, technical reports and monographs

images.MD

Drexel's Images.MD subscription has ended. Sources for medical images can now be found in our Subject Guide, Medical Images.

Journal Citation Reports
Date range
2002-current

Journal Citation Reports presents quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate journals and their impact and influence in the research community.

MEDLINE In-Process
Date range
Current

Pre-MEDLINE (PREM) provides basic information and abstracts before a records are indexed with MeSH heading(s) and added to MEDLINE. New records are added daily to Pre-MEDLINE; completed Pre-MEDLINE records are added as citations to MEDLINE on a daily basis.

MEDLINE via ISI Web of Knowledge
Date range
1950 - Present

MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 12 million records of journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine.

MEDLINE via OVID
Date range
1950 - Present

The premier medical literature search system, which includes Index Medicus, the International Nursing Index and the Index to Dental Literature.

MEDLINE via PubMed
Date range
1966-current

NLM's search service to access MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Date range
Current

The National Guideline Clearinghouse? (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.

OldMEDLINE
Date range
1951-1965

Indexes articles from international biomedical journals covering the fields of medicine, preclinical sciences, and allied health sciences, originally printed in hardcopy indexes published from 1951 through 1965. For more current articles, see MEDLINE.

PDQ (Physician's Data Query)
Date range
Current

An NCI database that contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine, plus clinical trials.

PubMed (Medline)
Date range
1966-current

NLM's search service to access MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

PubMed Central
Date range
1970-current

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine digital archive of life sciences journal literature.

STAT!Ref
Date range
Current

A searchable electronic library of full-text medical textbooks, dictionaries, drug information, etc. for health care professionals.

Web of Knowledge (ISI)
Date range
1980-present

ISI Web of Knowledge is a Web portal the ISI Citation databases through Web of Science: Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index, as well as Current Contents and Journal Citation Reports.

Web of Science (ISI)
Date range
1980-current

The interface for access to the ISI Citation databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index.

Name Description
AccessMedicine Suite
Date range
Dates vary

A medical education resource consisting of a large variety of up-to-date established textbooks; allows searching across multiple AccessMedicine publications.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence Reports
Date range
Dates vary

Full text and summaries of Evidence Reports indexed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Covers all aspects of healthcare and medicine.

Alt-HealthWatch
Date range
Dates vary

Find articles and other materials on alternative health.

AMA FREIDA Online
Date range
Current

Provides information on more than 7,800 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and other related materials.

American Physiological Society Journals
Date range
1898-current

Online access to journals published by the American Physiological Association.

Annual Reviews
Date range
Dates vary

Annual Reviews volumes, published each year in approximately 30 focused disciplines within the biological, medical, physical, and social sciences, are thorough and timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists and academicians.

ArticleFirst
Date range
1990-current

An index of journal article citations from over 15,000 serials across a broad subject area.

BioMed Central
Date range
1999-current

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. BioMed Central's portfolio of over 100 journals ranges from the general interest to a range of specialist online only journals.

Books@OVID
Date range
Dates vary

A searchable collection of electronic textbooks, drug reference and handbooks with a primary care focus.

Brodart DartClix
Date range
Dates vary

DartClix is a catalog of websites and their components in a keyword-searchable interface available through Access PA.

CDC Recommends: The Prevention Guidelines System
Date range
Current

Up-to-date and archived guidelines and recommendations approved by the CDC for the prevention and control of disease, injuries, and disabilities.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Date range
Current

Systematic reviews differ from other types of review in that they adhere to a strict design in order to make them more comprehensive, thus minimizing the chance of bias, and ensuring their reliability. Rather than reflecting the views of the authors, or being based on a partial selection of the literature, (as is the case with many articles and reviews that are not explicitly systematic), they contain all known references to trials on a particular intervention and a comprehensive summary of the available evidence.

Cochrane Library
Date range
Current

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information: other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials ? all the current evidence in one single environment.

Cochrane Methodology Register
Date range
1995 - Present

The Cochrane Methodology Register is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details) and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article. The CMR is produced by the UK Cochrane Centre, on behalf of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group

DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness)
Date range
Current

DARE contains abstracts of systematic reviews that have been quality-assessed. Each abstract includes a summary of the review together with a critical commentary about the overall quality. The database can be used for answering questions about the effects of specific interventions, whether such questions arise from practice or when making policy. DARE covers a broad range of health related interventions and includes over 3000 abstracts of reviews in fields as diverse as diagnostic tests, public health, health promotion, pharmacology, surgery, psychology and the organization and delivery of health care. DARE complements the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews by quality-assessing and summarizing reviews that have not yet been carried out by The Cochrane Collaboration. Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK.

Diagnosaurus
Date range
Current

Diagnosaurus provides differential diagnoses (DDx) of symptoms, signs, and diseases.

Doc.com: an interactive learning resource for healthcare communication
Date range
Dates vary

40 learning modules that present key principles and evidence-based recommendations through text and video.

DynaMed

A clinical reference tool with clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2,000 topics in evidence-based medicine.

ebrary
Date range
Dates vary

Access to over 32,000 electronic books. One-time ebrary reader download is required for advanced features.

ETHX on the Web
Date range
Dates vary

A Bibliographic Database on Bioethics and Professional Ethics.

Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBM Reviews)
Date range
Dates vary

Includes fully searchable access to Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.

Exam Master Online

a database of sample medical exam questions for USMLE and Medical Specialty Board exams. The content outlines and question types conform to a large extent with the guidelines set up by the various licensing/certification authorities such as the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Expanded Academic
Date range
1980-current

A searchable database providing access to humanitities, social science, science and technology journals.

Faculty of 1000 Biology
Date range
current

an online research service that highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 2300 selected leading researchers ("Faculty Members")

Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Date range
1990-current

Abstracts to literature relating to food science and technology, prepared by subject specialists. Provided on the Thomson Web of Knowledge platform.

Google Scholar
Date range
Dates vary

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

GrantsNet.org
Date range
Current

A searchable database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.

Health Technology Assessment
Date range
2001 - Present

The HTA database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. The HTA database is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK, using information obtained from members of INAHTA and other health technology assessment organizations.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Date range
1975 - present

describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, and medicine and allied historical fields. The database integrates four bibliographies: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.

HIV Protease Database
Date range
Current

Archive of experimentally determined 3-D structures of HIV and SIV Proteases from Protein Data Bank (PDB).

HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Text)
Date range
Current

HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Text) is a searchable collection of full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information. Provided by the National Library Medicine and posted on its web site.

Human Mitochondrial Protein Database
Date range
Current

Provides comprehensive data on mitochondrial and human nuclear encoded proteins involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and function.

Journals@OVID
Date range
Dates vary

Provides access to hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies.

JSTOR
Date range
Dates vary

Interdisciplinary collection of journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

MDConsult (now Clinical Key)

ClinicalKey provides access to Elsevier's current medical and surgical content including: First Consult; Top journals; Best-selling medical and surgical books; Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content types.

Please note: Clinical Key replaces Drexel's subscription to MD Consult. MDConsult content is fully contained within Clinical Key.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Date range
1985-current

Mental Measurements Yearbook is a major resource for descriptive information about and critical reviews of standardized tests- educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence.

Methods In Enzymology

Detailed protocols and descriptions of biochemical and biophysical techniques. Access from 2000 to the present

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Policy and Legislation Database
Date range
Current

The NHGRI Policy and Legislation Database contains Federal and State laws/statutes, Federal legislative materials, and Federal administrative and executive materials including regulations, institutional policies, and executive orders in the area of genome research.

Natural Standard
Date range
Current

Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies.

Neuroscience Information Framework
Date range
current

An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, the Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools.

NEUROSCIENCEnetBASE
Date range
Dates vary

NEUROSCIENCEnetBASE includes over 80 fully searchable ebooks in the topics of Clinical Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
Date range
1995-Present

The National Health Service (NHS) Economic Evaluation Database is funded by the Department of Health's NHS Research and Development Programme, and produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), and provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions. The NHS Economic Evaluation Database contains over 6000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations. The database aims to assist decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Physical Education Index
Date range
Current

This database allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.

POPLINE
Date range
1827-current

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.

Population Index
Date range
1986-2000

Population Index is the primary reference tool to access the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Full Text
Date range
1861-current

With more than 1.5 million entries, Proquest's Dissertation Abstracts database is the one central, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

Protein Data Bank
Date range
Current

Protein Databank (PDB) is the singular, worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D biological macromolecular structure data.

PsycBOOKS
Date range
1806 - present

PsycBOOKS? from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection . It also contains over 1,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PsycCRITIQUES
Date range
Current

PsycCRITIQUES?, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books, and includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956.

Pubmed Dietary Supplement Subset
Date range
Current

ODS and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, 1999-2010, which was a collaboration between the two U.S. government agencies, ODS and United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library.

RePORTer Expenditures and Results
Date range
November 27, 2010 - Current

A database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals and other research institutions.

ScienceDirect
Date range
through 1995

ScienceDirect is a search platform which provides access to more than 1000 full-text journals in a wide range of subject areas.

Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database
Date range
Current

Database that collects literature, facts, data, and reference listings on STR systems.

Springer LINK
Date range
Dates vary

Fulltext online versions of a number of journals published by the Springer-Verlag. Each journal includes mission and subject coverage details.

Thieme-connect
Date range
Dates vary

Abstracts and full-text from a selection of 28 English-language and 50 German-language journals in the fields of chemistry, biology and medicine.

TOXLINE via NLM
Date range
1966-current

TOXLINE is a bibliographic database covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

Wiley Online Library
Date range
Dates vary

Full text of over 1000 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals and several reference works

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