UW Health Sciences Library
Assistive technology products database, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
- Academic Search Complete
Scholarly and general interest sources in business, medicine, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
Textbooks, images and illustrations, self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools.
Select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search pharmacy references.
Federated search of clinical evidence-based medicine resources, from McMaster University. Free registration required.
Textbooks, multimedia, images, drug information, quick answers sources.
- ACM Digital Library
Association of Computing Machinery journals, magazines, and conference proceedings.
- Active Living Research Literature Database
Papers that study the relationship of environment and policy with physical activity and obesity.
Food, nutrition, agricultural economics, veterinary medicine and parasitology.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Search
AAP Gateway search of publications and policies.
- American Sociological Society (ASA) Conference Archive
Search abstracts of ASA annual meetings from 2003 forward.
- Animal Testing Alternatives (ALTBIB)
Resources on alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing.
- AP Images
Millions of news photographs dating back to 1826, and more than one million audio sound bytes dating from the 1920's, among other digital resources.
- ARRS GoldMiner
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Links to over 94,000 peer-reviewed radiology images.
- ASTM Compass
Engineering standards, technical reports, articles and books. Biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, and industrial disciplines.
- ATSDR ToxProfiles
Toxicological profiles for hazardous chemicals.
- BCC Research
Specialized market research reports covering high-tech, energy, and healthcare sectors.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Information from the CDC BRFSS telephone survey of US health risks.
EPPI-Centre database of health promotion research.
- BIOSIS Citation Index
Comprehensive coverage of international life science journal and meeting literature, 1969 to present.
- BIOSIS Previews
Comprehensive coverage (1969-present) of international life science journal and meeting literature.
- BMJ Clinical Evidence
(BMJ Publishing Group) PLEASE LOG OUT (top right of window) when you are done.
(NCBI) Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.
- Business Source Complete
Magazines, newspapers and journals in all business disciplines.
- CAB Direct
International literature across the applied life sciences, including Agriculture, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Microbiology and Parasitology, Plant Science, Human Health and Food Science.
- Cambridge Structural Database System
Link here to download the CSD client software package and analysis tools.
Collection of images of works of art from prominent museums around the world dating from prehistoric to contemporary times and covering a wide range of forms and mediums.
- Campbell Collaboration Library
Database of systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in crime & justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
- Canary Database
Studies of animals as sentinels of human environmental health hazards.
- Carcinogenic Potency Database (CPDB)
Analyses of animal cancer tests used in support of cancer risk assessments for humans. Archived; no longer updated.
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Descriptive records for historical and current federal publications; search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on Advanced Search for more options.
- CDC WONDER
Searchable compilation of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, guidelines, and health data for disease and demographic groups. Includes surveillance data, Healthy People, MMWR, and other CDC publications.
- CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Commercial database of international clinical trials actively recruiting patients.
- Centre for Research and Dissemination (CRD) Database
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessment (HTS) databases. Updating of DARE and NHS EED ceased April 2015.
- CHE Toxicant and Disease Database
Searchable database that summarizes links between chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions.
- ChEMBL Database
Open access database of bioactive molecules.
- Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)
Archived; no longer updated. Chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results.
Database of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures).
Collection of chemistry dictionaries and handbooks, including The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Properties of Organic Compounds, and more.
Chemical structure database providing text and structure search access to over 43 million structures from hundreds of data sources.
- Child Care and Early Education Research Connections: Research Collection
Online catalog of child care and early childhood education research documents.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Online catalog of state and county policy and procedure manuals, administrative rules, licensing standards, handbooks for families, and other resources about child welfare.
- Chromosomal Variation In Man
Important citations from the world's literature reporting on all common and rare chromosomal alterations, phenotypes, and abnormalities in humans. The database is organized by variations and anomalies, numerical anomalies, and chromosomal breakage syndromes. Over 24,000 entries updated continuously since 1974.
- CINAHL Complete
(Ebsco) Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
Selected medical texts, medical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient handouts & CME materials
Information about ongoing clinical trials and registering clinical trials.
- Cochrane Library
(Wiley) Systematic reviews (CDSR), DARE, controlled trials register, technology assessments, economic evaluations.
- Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
Manually curated data describing cross-species chemical-gene/protein interactions and chemical- and gene-disease relationships.
- Complementary medicine subset of PubMed
PubMed search filter for complementary medicine literature.
- Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS)
WA state hospital inpatient coded discharge information derived from billing systems.
- Congressional Bills & Bill Status
Full text of legislation from the 101st Congress (1989) to date, and bill summaries from the 93rd Congress (1973 - 1974) to date.
- Counseling & Therapy in Video
(Alexander Street) Collection of videos available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.
- CQ Healthbeat
UW users can view 'Afternoon briefing email' and 'Morning update email'. Provides key health policy developments on Capitol Hill, and in agencies including CMS, NIH, CDC and AHRQ.
- DailyMed Product Identification System
Drug labeling information for marketed drugs in the U.S.
(Cochrane Library) Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects. Updating of DARE ceased April 2015.
- Database of promoting health effectiveness reviews (DoPHER)
Systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide.
- Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART)
Teratology, developmental and reproductive toxicology literature.
- Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
(CHEMnetBASE) Descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds.
- Dictionary of Drugs
(CHEMnetBASE) Chemical data, structures, and bibliographies.
- Dictionary of Inorganic & Organometallic Compounds
(CHEMnetBASE) Structure-searchable database of over 107,000 compounds.
- Dictionary of Natural Products
(CHEMnetBASE) A comprehensive structure database containing over 270,000 natural products.
- Dictionary of Organic Compounds
(CHEMnetBASE) Over 106,000 entries comprising more than 314,000 organic compounds.
- Dietary Supplement Label Database
Searchable label contents from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.
- Dietary Supplement subset of PubMed
Dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.
- Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)
National information on the services available for substance abuse treatment and the characteristics of individuals admitted to treatment. Includes Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS), National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), and Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).
Regulatory approval reports for drug products approved by the FDA.
Evidence summaries to help with clinical decision-making.
Research resources (core labs, scientific instruments, research reagents, software, etc.) available at participating universities, including UW
- Education Source
(Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine.
- ENACT Local Policy Database
Search nutrition and physical activity policies by topic, setting and jurisdiction.
- Engineering Village
Information sources in applied science and engineering. Includes Ei Compendex.
- Entrez Gene
Portal to genetic information in NCBI databases.
- Entrez Protein Database
The NCBI protein database derived from Swiss-Prot, PIR, PDB and translations of the GenBank sequence records.
- Environmental Science Collection
(Proquest) Scholarly articles and other material covering environmental sciences.
(Ebsco) Education-related literature, from pre-K through adult education.
- Essential Evidence Plus
POEMs and guidelines; clinical decision rules and calculators; ICD-9 codes. Register individually from UW IP to access mobile interface.
Search for articles, books, and other research materials in the field of ethics and bioethics.
- Ethnographic Video Online
(Alexander Street Anthropology) Collection of classic and contemporary cultural documentaries, online in streaming videos. Includes transcripts, field notes and video-clip making tools
- Facts & Comparisons eAnswers
Drug information for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals that provides several clinical calculators and other useful interactive tools. (Ovid) Log Out when you are done. (5 concurrent users)
- Family Studies Abstracts
(Ebsco) Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
- Forrester Research
Research and analysis on technology management issues and trends. Access restricted to UW NetID.
- FPIN CIs, HDAs and PURLS (MoSpace)
Searchable University of Missouri archive of Family Physicians Inquiries Network publications.
Research and analysis on technology management issues and trends. Access restricted to UWNetID.
NIH genetic sequence database.
- Genetic Toxicology Data Bank (GENETOX)
Genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data from expert peer review of open scientific literature for more than 3,000 chemicals from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Archived; no longer updated.
(NCBI) This resource organizes information on genomes including sequences, maps, chromosomes, assemblies, and annotations.
- Genome Statute and Legislation Database
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) database of state statutes and bills introduced through U.S. state legislative sessions. Topics include employment and insurance discrimination, health insurance coverage, privacy, research, and the use of residual newborn screening specimens.
- Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)
(IHME) Comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data.
- Global Health Database
(CAB Direct) Global public health research and practice, including abstracts of journals, reports, books and conferences.
- Global Index Medicus
WHO regional and global indexes and directories including AIM (AFRO), LILACS (AMRO/PAHO), IMEMR (EMRO), IMSEAR (SEARO), WPRIM (WPRO), WHOLIS (KMS), and SciELO. Formerly called Global Health Library.
- Grant Forward
Searches for funding opportunities across a wide variety of foundation, federal and other funding sources. Formerly called IRIS.
Grant opportunities from 26 US federal agencies. Information and tools for finding, applying and managing grants.
- Grey Literature Report
New York Academy of Medicine Library searchable report & catalog of new publications in health services and selected public health topics.
Occupational health & toxicology database of information about adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents.
- Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for potentially hazardous chemicals. Provides information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, nanomaterials, and related areas.
- HCUP: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Databases
State, regional and national level discharge data, available for purchase. Includes State Inpatient Databases (SID), State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), and Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD). Free tools include AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs), Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), Comorbidity Software, and HCUPnet, a web interface to free HCUP data.
Free online query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
Consumer health magazines, pamphlets, health reference books, and Clinical Reference Systems reports.
- Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Journals in medical disciplines with a concentration on nursing and allied health.