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  • 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.
  • HCUPnet
       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 Services Research Information Central (HSRIC)
       Resources for the health services research (HSR) community.
  • 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 Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database
       National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Search for state-level bills related to nutrition and physical activity topics.
  • Healthy People DATA2020
       DATA2020 allows users to explore data and technical information related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of Americans.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Household Products Database
       NLM database of health and safety information on common household products.
  • HSRProj - Health Services Research Projects in Progress
       Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects, from National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
  • HSRR - Health Services & Sciences Research Resources
       Datasets and instruments/indices useful in health services, behavioral and social sciences, and public health systems research, from National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR).
  • 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.
  • 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
       (Web of Science) InCites Journal Citation Reports. Tool for ranking journals according to their citation influence.
  • JSTOR
       Scholarly books and journals in all disciplines.
  • KoreaMed
       Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) service providing 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.
  • 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.
  • MarciveWeb DOCS - Express Search
        Index to US government documents from 1976 through the present.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
       UW EH&S MyChem MSDS/SDS search (requires NetID)
  • MedGen
       Portal to human medical genetics information available through NCBI
  • MEDLINE
       (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.
  • 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.
  • National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)
       Public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. NQMC also hosts the HHS Measures Inventory.
  • 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 Map Viewer
       Directly view DNA sequences/genes in the context of chromosome structures for all higher organisms.
  • 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.
  • Nexis Uni
       Formerly LexisNexis Academic. Articles from major newspapers and legal publications.
  • NICHSR ONESearch
       Search all the NICHSR databases and web portals (HSRProj, HSRR, HSRIC and PHPartners) with one simple search.
  • NIH RePORTER
       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.
  • NLM Gateway
       Portal to multiple NLM databases.
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus
       Evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs.
  • OCCAM
       Online Clinical Care Algorithms & Messages
  • Occupational Mortality Database
       Washington State Dept of Health
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
       Database indexing the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. National Center for PTSD.
  • POPLINE
       Bibliographic coverage of journal articles, monographs and published and unpublished reports on population, family planning, and reproductive health.
  • 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.
  • Procedures Consult
       Reference tool with complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common medical procedures.
  • Properties of Organic Compounds
       (CHEMnetBASE)
  • 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 Global
       Index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study, 1861-present, with full text available 1997-present.
  • Proquest Statistical Insight
       Index to governmental and private statistical data. Includes tables from the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
  • PsycARTICLES
       (Ebsco) Collection of electronic journals published by the American Psychological Association and others.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dietary Supplement Subset
       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.
  • PubMed Health
       NLM/NCBI website of reviews of clinical effectiveness research. Includes summaries for consumers, and full technical reports.
  • PubMed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries
       PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs.
  • PubMed searches on Healthy People focus areas
       Current PubMed searches on HP2020 focus areas.
  • R2 Digital Library
       Medicine, nursing & allied health books.
  • 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
       Access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa. 1997-
  • 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 restricted to current UW faculty, staff, and students.
  • Scopus
       Database covering journals, conference proceedings, and other literature in the sciences & social sciences. Includes citation linking and tracking.
  • Small Business Research Funding Opportunities
       (SBIR/STTR)
  • 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.

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