UW Health Sciences Library

Bibliographic Databases

PubMed
Premier biomedical database.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Food, nutrition, agricultural economics, environmental and occupational health, animal sciences. Includes AGRICOLA, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management), and EIS (Environmental Impact Statements) databases.
ASTM Compass
Engineering standards, reports & articles in biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, and industrial disciplines.
BioOne Complete
Collection of research journals focused on the biological, biomedical, ecological, and environmental sciences.
CAB Direct
International agricultural literature, including animal and plant breeding, genetics, and nutrition.
Canary Database
Studies of animals as sentinels of human environmental health hazards.
Embase
Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine.
JSTOR Sustainability New
Journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. Climate change policy, environmental education, food security, resource economics, urban development, and more.
OTseeker
Systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials on occupational therapy interventions.
PubChem
Search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. Find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations, etc.
CHE Toxicant and Disease Database
Summarizes links between chemical contaminants and human diseases or conditions.
SciFinder
Access to Chemical Abstracts databases.

Literature in the sciences & social sciences. Citation linking and tracking.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database with searchable cited references.

Data Resources

CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Health and environmental data from national, state, and city sources on environments and hazards, health effects, and population health.
Department of Ecology Databases
State of Washington
EPA Data
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
EPA Region 10: Pacific NW
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency news and information regarding Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Tribal Nations.
Statistics Sources: Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for local, state, national and international statistics and data.

Textbooks & Reports

Knovel Books
ebooks in environmental, food, and pharmaceutical sciences, and industrial safety & hygiene subject areas.
Dissertations and Theses at UW
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study.
Think Tank Search
Grey literature search engine from Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
Beyond Pesticides
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
Partnership addressing critical issues in workplace safety and health.
NTIS & NTRL
U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical and engineering business-related information.
Sightline Institute
Independent, nonprofit environmental research and communications center.

News

U.S. & Global E-Newspapers
UW guide to accessing subscription news through UW subscriptions.
Toxic-Free Future
News from Toxic-Free Future, a national nonprofit research and advocacy organization.

Chemical Resources & Tools

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
UW EH&S MyChem MSDS/SDS search (requires NetID)
Micromedex Healthcare Series
(Truven Health Analytics) Also known as Micromedex 2.0 Clinical information on toxicology, drugs, drug interactions, and reproductive risks.
Environmental Health and the U.S. Federal System: Sustainably Managing Health Hazards
2020 ebook.
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
Hazardous substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

Library Guides

Bioengineering Research Guide
UW guide to researching bioengineering including laboratory protocols, drug information, etc.
Chemistry-Chemical Information Research Guide
UW guide to researching chemistry including drug and chemical compound information, American Chemical Society (ACS) publications, etc.

Librarian

Leslie Gascon
UW Health Sciences Library's Public Health & Collection Librarian