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  • Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly and general interest sources in business, medicine, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
  • AccessGUDID
    The Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) contains key device identification information submitted to the FDA about medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDI).
  • AccessMedicine
    Textbooks, images and illustrations, self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools.
  • AccessPharmacy
    Select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search pharmacy references.
  • AccessPhysiotherapy (including F.A. Davis Physical Therapy Collection)
    Textbooks, procedures and exercise videos, and images for physical therapy education. Note: this resource is managed by a non-UW Library department and is included here as a courtesy. Access may be subject to change at any time.
    Federated search of clinical evidence-based medicine resources, from McMaster University. Free registration required.
  • AccessSurgery
    Textbooks, multimedia, images, drug information, quick answers sources.
  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
    Educational anatomy videos known for their realism, simple language, and three-dimensional quality.
  • ACM Digital Library
    Association of Computing Machinery journals, magazines, and conference proceedings.
    Food, nutrition, agricultural economics, veterinary medicine and parasitology.
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
    (Proquest) Scholarly articles and other material covering environmental sciences. Formerly Environmental Science Collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AVON - Academic Video Online
    Over 70,000 documentaries and films spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music & more.
  • 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.
  • Bibliomap
    EPPI-Centre database of health promotion research.
  • BioOne Complete
    Collection of research journals focused on the biological, biomedical, ecological, and environmental sciences.
  • Bloomsbury Food Library
    Collection of reference works & ebooks on food studies.
  • BMJ Best Practice
    Point-of-care tool that draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Bookshelf
    (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.
  • Campbell Collaboration Library
    Database of systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in crime & justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
  • 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.
    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 (HTA) 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.
    Collection of chemistry dictionaries and handbooks, including The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Properties of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, and more.
  • ChemSpider
    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
  • ClinicalKey
    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.
  • 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.
  • Consumer Product Information Database (CPID)
    Health effects information for products that contain chemicals used in the home and in some commercial/institutional settings.
  • 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.
  • Culinary Arts
    Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts: Scholarly and non-scholarly articles covering cooking and nutrition
  • DailyMed Product Identification System
    Drug labeling information for marketed drugs in the U.S.
  • Data Analysis System for SAMHSA Studies
    Explore and analyze data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) studies, includes data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the Behavioral Health Services Information System, etc.
  • Data-Planet
    See Sage Data.
  • Database of promoting health effectiveness reviews (DoPHER)
    Systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide.
  • Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
    See 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
    See 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 Ingredient Database (DSID)
    Provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the United States.
  • Dietary Supplement Label Database
    Searchable label contents from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.
  • Drugs@FDA
    Regulatory approval reports for drug products approved by the FDA.
  • DynaMedex
    Clinical medical reference tool for diseases, disorders, symptoms, treatments, and Micromedex's evidence-based drug information.
  • ECRI Guidelines Trust
    Registration required. Evidence-based Guideline Briefs based on guidelines from participating guideline developers, medical specialty societies, and other healthcare organizations.
  • Education Source
  • Embase
    (Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. Saving, exporting, and emailing your results and searches requires a personal Embase account. This account is free, but it is a separate step from accessing Embase with your UW NetID.
  • Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems ( UNESCO - EOLSS )
    Integrated compendium of twenty one component encyclopedias, each covering a large number of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary subjects. Click on 'Access for Institutions' from 'Member Login' menu.
  • 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.
  • ERIC
    (Ebsco) Education-related literature, from pre-K through adult education.
  • Essential Evidence Plus
    POEMs and guidelines; clinical decision rules and calculators; ICD-9 codes. An individual account is needed to access content.
  • 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
    Collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools providing extensive drug information. Licensed for academic use only.
  • Food and Drink in History: Module II
    The materials in this collection illustrate the deep links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition and food production.
  • Foundation Directory Online
    Comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities.
  • FPIN CIs and PURLS (MoSpace)
    Searchable University of Missouri archive of Family Physicians Inquiries Network publications.
  • Gartner
    Research and analysis on technology management issues and trends. Access restricted to UWNetID.
  • GenBank
    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.
  • Genome
    (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
    (EBSCOhost) 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), and WPRIM (WPRO). Formerly called Global Health Library.
  • Global Think Tanks
    Research from the world’s leading policy experts, think tanks, IGOs and NGOs.
    Grant opportunities from 26 US federal agencies. Information and tools for finding, applying and managing grants.
  • GrantSelect
    Funding opportunities from more than 5,100 sponsoring organizations. Installation of Husky OnNet is temporarily required for off-campus access.
  • Grey Literature Report
    New York Academy of Medicine Library searchable report & catalog of new publications in health services and selected public health topics. 1999-2016.
  • Haz-Map
    Occupational health & toxicology database of information about adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents.
  • HCUP: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Databases
    Family of healthcare databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). 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).
  • 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.
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
    Evaluation of medical procedures, medicine, health economics, social and ethical aspects conducted by member agencies of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment.
  • Healthy People 2030
    Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. Learn how to use the disparities data feature, browse evidence-based resources, learn about leading health indicators, and read about social determinants of health.
  • Healthy Youth Survey
    Provides survey data on health of adolescents in Washington State, including information about safety and violence, physical activity and diet, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related risk and protective factors.
  • HeinOnline
    Digitized legal journals, reviews, U.S. government documents, regulations, laws, and treaties.
  • HerbMed
    Evidence-based information about use of herbs or herbals for health.

Select Databases

(MEDLINE) Major index to articles covering all aspects of medicine.
(Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. Saving, exporting, and emailing your results and searches requires a personal Embase account. This account is free, but it is a separate step from accessing Embase with your UW NetID.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, with searchable cited references.
CINAHL Complete
(Ebsco) Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature