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Women's Health

  1. Suggested Databases
  2. Electronic Texts and Reference Resources
  3. Selected Web Resources
    1. Instructional Resources
    2. Academic and Professional Associations
    3. Other Resources
    4. Directories
    5. College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Homepage
    6. College of Medicine Institute for Women's Health & Leadership Homepage

Suggested Databases

  • CINAHL (1982 - present) Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature: indexes books, journals and dissertations in nursing, physical therapy, medical technology and allied health areas.
  • MEDLINE (1950 - present) Includes Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, & Index to Dental Literature. Covers over 3500 journals in medicine, clinical science and allied health. Includes Health Sciences Libraries journal holdings information and links to full-text articles available through Journals@OVID.
  • HealthSTAR (1975 - January 2002; contents included in Medline after this date) 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.
  • PsycINFO (1806 - present) Covers books, dissertations and journals in the psychological and behavioral sciences, including the creative arts therapies. Uses the OVID interface and the Thesaurus of Psychological Indexing Terms.

Electronic Texts and Reference Resources

Selected Web Resources

Instructional Resources

Academic and Professional Associations

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) - Presents information about the Association's events, meetings, etc.
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Founded in 1927, the Board is the third oldest specialty board in the U.S. Information about the Board, FAQ, and schedules of events of the Board (exams, deadlines, etc.) are available here.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives - Founded in 1955, the ACNM provides for research, accredits nurse-midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with government agencies and the U.S. Congress.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - The College is the leading group of professionals providing health care for women, with membership of over 46,000 ob/gyns. Its primary aim is to maintain the best standards of health care for women.
  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) - Contains information about this organization of over thirteen thousand women physicians and medical students, dedicated to the care of women patients. Includes information about the organization and its projects.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Established in 1944, this Society is devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in medicine and biology. Contains information about the Society and about reproductive medicine.
  • ARHP: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals - In existence since 1963, this Association is an interdisciplinary medical professional association composed of obstetrician/gynecologists and other physicians, advanced practice clinicians, researchers, educators and other professionals in reproductive health.
  • Center for Reproductive Rights - "The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill."
  • Endometriosis Association - Conveys information about endometriosis, from etiology to therapy, as well as information about this self-help organization of women with endometriosis and others interested in exchanging information about endometriosis.
  • Global Fund for Women - Consists of information about the GFW, a non-profit international grantmaking organization which was established in 1987.
  • Hygeia Foundation and Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement - Among other functions, provides an exchange of stories and thoughts among those who have experienced grieving due to a failed pregnancy, fetal demise, stillborn infant, perinatal, neonatal and early childhood loss, genetic abnormality leading to pregnancy termination, etc.
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation - The site of this organization, a pioneer in providing reproductive health and family planning services, contains a wide variety of information about reproductive issues. I
  • International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy - The home page of this Society, including educational information about gynecologic endoscopy.
  • International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology - Presents information about this Society, which publishes the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • La Leche League - Contains information about the League, which is dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
  • Mesothelioma Center - The website of this organization which is committed to providing up-to-date information about the dangers of asbestos exposure; statistics show that women are approximately 50% more likely to develop mesothelioma than men when exposed to asbestos.
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition - Provides information about this group, a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation - The site of the NOF is a leading resource for information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • North American Menopause Society - A link to this group, providing information about menopause, as well as about the Society's publications, FAQs, etc.
  • Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania - Presents information about the organization as well as links to other sources of information about reproductive health.
  • Resolve - Provides information about this national organization and its services, dedicated to assistance in resolving fertility issues.
  • Society for Women's Health Research - The Society's aim is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy; it is especially interested in the study of sex differences between men and women that affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists - The website of this organization, which is composed of obstetricians and gynecologists specializing in gynecologic oncology.
  • VP (Vulvar Pain) Foundation - The website of this foundation, established in 1992 as a non-profit organization to provide information to sufferers, advance the standard of medical practice in treating vulvar pain and promote research.

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