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  • Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus
       Information on herbs and supplements available through MedlinePlus.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
       Index to scholarly journal articles, books and more in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields; covers 1975 to the present.
  • Hospital Compare
       Public release of data collected under the Hospital Quality Initiative. Lists results of quality measures by hospital, on care for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Searchable by city, state, zip code or hospital name. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • ICSD (Inorganic crystal structure database)
       Most complete collection of inorganic crystal structures and is fully searchable by structural data and parameters as well as bibliographic information. Updated twice yearly.
  • IndexCat
       Provides access to the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, covering material from the 1400s to 1950, electronic Thorndike and Kibre (eTK for medieval Latin texts), and electronic Voigts and Kurtz (eVK2 for medieval English texts)
  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
       Hazard identification and dose-response assessments for over 500 chemicals.
  • Intergovernmental Organization search engine
       Custom Google search engine that searches across hundreds of IGO websites.
  • International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
       WHO search portal of data from clinical trials in China, India, Germany, Iran, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.
  • International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER)
       Human health risk assessment data for chemicals, from authoritative groups worldwide.
  • ISRCTN registry (Current Controlled Trials)
       (BioMed Central) Primary clinical trial registry recognised by WHO and ICMJE that accepts all clinical research studies (whether proposed, ongoing or completed), providing content validation and curation and the unique identification number necessary for publication.
  • JAMAevidence
       Tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses.
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
       ( Clarivate / Web of Science) Journal Citation Reports. Tool for ranking journals according to their citation influence.
       Scholarly books and journals in all disciplines.
  • JSTOR Sustainability
       Journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. Covers climate change policy, environmental education, food security, resource economics, urban development, and more.
  • KoreaMed
       Provides access to articles published in Korean medical, dental, nursing, nutrition and veterinary journals.
  • LactMed
       A peer-reviewed, referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS)
       Health information from Latin America and the Caribbean countries, including systematic reviews, randomized controlled clinical trials, evidence synthesis, health technology evaluation studies, economic evaluation studies, clinical practice guidelines, technical reports, case reports and others.
  • LitMed: Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database
       Collection of literature, fine art, visual art and performing art annotations related to medical humanities. NYU School of Medicine.
  • LiverTox
       Information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
  • LocatorPlus
       Catalog of the National Library of Medicine collections.
  • MAGPIE (Map Assisted Generation of Procedure and Intervention Encoding)
       Interactive tool to find SNOMED CT and ICD-10-PCS codes for medical procedures and interventions. MAGPIE is developed in collaboration with the SNOMED CT to ICD-10-PCS Mapping Project Group.
  • MarciveWeb DOCS - Express Search
        Index to US government documents from 1976 through the present.
  • MedGen
       Portal to human medical genetics information available through NCBI
       (Ebsco) The MEDLINE database is included in PubMed.
  • MedlinePlus
       Authoritative, curated consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations.
  • MEPS - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
       A set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States providing data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
  • Micromedex 2.0
       (Truven Health Analytics) Evidence-based drug information, including drug comparisons, interactions, compatibility, toxicology, and reproductive risks.
  • Micromedex: CareNotes
       Customizable patient information handouts. UW NetID required.
  • MyChem
       UW EH&S MyChem MSDS/SDS search (requires NetID)
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Publications Search
       Locate Data Briefs and other NCHS publications and products.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database
       Criminal and juvenile justice literature maintained by the US Dept. of Justice.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
       Public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • Native Health Database
       Bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
  • Native Health Research Database
       University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
  • Natural Medicines
       Provides high quality, evidence-based information on dietary supplements, functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions. (Formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database)
  • NCBI
       The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information, literature and databases. Submit data to GenBank or other NCBI databases
  • NCBI Genome Data Viewer
       Directly view DNA sequences/genes in the context of chromosome structures for all higher organisms.
  • NCSES Survey Data
       National Science Foundation data system providing access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. Emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general.
  • NEJM Resident 360
  • Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide
       The goal of the Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide is to promote and facilitate the use of electronic health data standards in recording and transmitting newborn screening test results.
  • News: E-Newspapers
       US and global news sources.
  • NGO search engine
       Custom Google search engine designed to search across hundreds of NGO websites.
       RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) query tool of research funded by NIH and other Public Health Services agencies. Includes NIH funding for each project (expenditures), and the publications and patents that have acknowledged support from each project (results). Replaced CRISP.
  • NLM Drug Information Portal
       Quick search of quality drug information sources.
  • North American City Reports
       Over five million pages of in-depth surveys, reports, and research from more than six hundred North American cities and urban agencies.
       Online Clinical Care Advisories & Messages is a content management system that brings together UW Medicine-specific content in a single, mobile-optimized format. OCCAM was created in partnership with the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and UW Medicine as part of research conducted at the University of Washington.
  • OMIA - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals
       Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a catalogue/compendium of inherited disorders, other (single-locus) traits, and genes in 223 animal species (other than human and mouse and rats).
  • OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
       (NCBI) A freely available & continuously updated catalog of human genes and genetic phenotypes. It is thus considered to be a phenotypic companion to the Human Genome Project.
  • Open Think Tank Directory
       Global collection of think tanks and related organizations.
  • OpenGrey: System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe
       Bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe.
  • OTseeker
       Database of abstracts of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
  • Ovid Books
       Ovid book collection providing healthcare industry and point-of care information.
  • PAIS Index
       Social and public policy literature.
  • PEDro
       Physiotherapy evidence database including randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
  • PolicyMap
       Online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States
  • PrimateLit
       Bibliographic coverage of all scientific literature related to nonhuman primates in the biomedical, behavioral, veterinary, paelontological, genetic and zoologic fields, including animal models for human disorders.
  • Project Muse
       ebooks and ejournals in humanities & social sciences, including gender studies, health policy, medicine, public health, psychiatry, and more.
  • Properties of Organic Compounds
       Search an extensive database of chemical compounds by name, physical property, structure, CAS registry number, and more.
  • ProQuest Congressional
       Provides daily updated information, including full text of US bills, public laws, committee reports, House & Senate documents; Congressional Record, Federal Register, National Journal and other government information.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index (Web of Science)
       Multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering over five million citations and three million full-text works from thousands of universities.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
       Index to doctoral dissertations and selected masters theses from 1861 to the present; includes 2 million+ full text dissertations published since 1997.
  • Proquest Ebook Central
       Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers.
  • Proquest Statistical Insight
       Index to governmental and private statistical data. Includes tables from the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
       (Ebsco) Collection of electronic journals published by the American Psychological Association and others.
  • Psychiatry Online
       Books, journals, guidelines, clinical cases, video & DSM Library.
  • PsycInfo
       (Ebsco) Covers academic, research, and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines; 1872 to the present.
  • PsycTESTS
       (EbscoHost) Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments, as well as descriptive information about test development and administration, mostly drawn from articles in peer-reviewed journals or books.
  • PTSDpubs
       (Proquest) Citations to worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health consequences of traumatic events. National Center for PTSD. Formerly called PILOTS.
  • PubChem
       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. Previous Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB).
  • Public Health +
       High quality pre-appraised studies and reviews relevant to public health. NCCMT, and McMaster University.
  • PubMed
       (MEDLINE) Major index to articles covering all aspects of medicine.
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
       Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)
  • PubMed Clinical Queries
       Searches Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews, Medical Genetics Topics
  • PubMed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries
       PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs.
  • R2 Digital Library
       Medicine, nursing & allied health books.
  • Read by QxMD
       Requires individual account creation; select UW as institution in profile settings. Browse medical & scientific articles by specialty area. Follow individual journals or search PubMed. Also available as IOS or Android mobile app.
  • ResearchWorks at the University of Washington
       Articles, dissertations and theses, technical reports, datasets, images and other file types produced by UW faculty and researchers.
  • SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)
       Articles, books (including Little Green and Little Blue book series), case studies, datasets, and video covering quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research methodologies in social and behavioral sciences. Includes Sage Research Methods Cases (SRMC) and Sage Research Methods Datasets (SRMD).
  • Sanford Guide - Web Edition
       Providing comprehensive infectious diseases treatment recommendations.
  • SciELO
       Scholarly literature published in open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.
  • ScienceDirect
       Articles from Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.
  • SciFinder
       Access to Chemical Abstracts databases. Comprehensive chemical info database. Covers journals, patents, conference proceedings & technical papers. Access is restricted primarily to current UW faculty, staff, and students.
  • Small Business Research Funding Opportunities
  • Social Explorer
       Current and historical census data and demographic information to explore demography and social change
  • Social Science Research Network
       Contains abstracts and full text research papers, covering accounting, economics, including health economics, finance, and legal scholarship.
  • Social Services Abstracts
       Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. (ProQuest)
  • Social Welfare History Archives
       Images/media search of posters and pamphlets on social issues such as dance, family, health education, hygiene, mental health, public health, reproduction, and sexual abstinence.
  • Social Work Abstracts
       Social work and social services.
  • Sociological Abstracts
       Social work, social welfare, human services and community development.
  • Springer Protocols
       Database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences.
  • SR Toolbox
       Search for systematic review tools: software, guides, checklists, standards.
  • STAT!Ref Online Library
       Medical and drug texts, including Stedman's medical dictionary.
  • Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
       (Informaworld) Index to books and journal articles on all aspects of women's studies.
  • Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database
       Resource by Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) Library that is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders. Some instruments are in the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the web; others can only be obtained from the copyright holder.
  • TERIS (Teratogen Information System)
       Expert guidance on the pregnancy risks of medications and other environmental exposures including infections and vaccines.
  • Thieme Teaching Assistant Anatomy
       Human anatomy illustrations
  • Think Tank Search
       Google custom search of think tanks and research centers; grey literature search.
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
       Set of publicly available databases containing information on releases of specific toxic chemicals and their management as waste, as reported annually by U.S. industrial and federal facilities.
  • Trip Database
       Clinical research evidence summaries, guidelines, and articles.
  • Tropical Plant Database
       Amazon rainforest plant database containing taxonomy data, phytochemical information, ethnobotanical data, uses in traditional medicine systems, and links to clinical research abstracts.

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