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PubMed* – Over 20 million citations to scientific research literature. Provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  

UpToDate On Campus Access (no CME) – Concise topic reviews of published evidence with recommendations for patient care. Includes Lexi-Interact drug interactions analysis tool. Tip sheet for registering and downloading app.  

UpToDate CME and Off Campus Access – Earn CME/CE/CPD credit every time you research a clinical question using UpToDate. Log in with your UAMS domain account and then register. Use this link on and off campus for CME accrual.  

EBSCO – Various biomedical, general, and academic databases. See EBSCO tutorials.  

Lexi-Comp – Point of care source for pharmacology and clinical information. Clinical applications include drug interactions, tablet and capsule identification, medical calculations and patient advisory leaflets. Pharmacy students should contact Dr. Kathryn Neill in the Dean’s office of the College of Pharmacy for authorization codes to the mobile device app. See Lexi-Comp tutorial.  

Ovid – MEDLINE, Cochrane EBM collection, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Health & Psychosocial Instruments. If you have an individual Ovid password, login here. See Ovid tutorials.  

Web of Science – Science Citation Index Expanded. Social Science Citation Index. See Web of Science online tutorials.  

Google Scholar* – This feature can be used to search the internet for published information such as books or journal articles; the searches include many disciplines and results may not be limited to biomedical topics and may not be in peer-reviewed/refereed journals. Use the FullText@My Library link to access articles available through UAMS Library paid subscriptions. It is strongly recommended that searches for biomedical literature be conducted in additional resources such as PubMed and databases available through OVID and EBSCO.  

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ABMS Directory – Search the online directory for board certified physicians in 50+ specialties.  

AMA Manual of Style – Formatting guidelines for authors and editors regarding scientific writing style, grammar, punctuation, and references.  

AccessMedicine – 5 concurrent users. Full text and images from the most recent editions of gold standard textbooks in internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacology, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, and patient care. Some features require free account registration, including the USMLE practice from the Lange Self Assessment Tool.  

AccessPharmacy – Online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. Allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references.  

AccessPhysiotherapy – Includes 20+ physical therapy textbooks, videos, NPTE review material, and an interactive cadaver dissection tool.  

AGRICOLA (EBSCO) – article citations and books on animal sciences, food & nutrition, etc. This database can be used for AUP “animal alternatives” searches.  

AGRICOLA (ProQuest) – Bibliographic database produced by the National Agricultural Library, includes citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture, animal sciences and related fields. Coverage 1970 – current.  

American Society for Cell Biology Image Library* (ASCB)– A public-domain repository of microscopy data that includes vetted and annotated images and video of all cell types, including intracellular structures and functions. Submissions are encouraged.  

Arkansas Publications Index* – Index to articles and other information published in Arkansas county history journals, selected statewide magazines, and selected book titles. Covers the 1880s to the present.  

Article1st (FirstSearch) – Article database from nearly 12,500 journals.  

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BELIT – Bioethics Literature Database; an extensive bibliographic directory of literature in the area of bioethics unique world wide, containing references to monographs, grey literature, legal documents, journal articles, newspaper articles and book contributions.  

BestBETs (Best Evidence Topics)* – BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.  

BMJ Clinical Evidence* – Clinical Evidence is a decision-support resource for evidence-based medicine. Rather than starting with the evidence and just summarizing it, the BMJ Clinical Evidence editorial team first identifies the key clinical questions. Then they search for and summarize the best available evidence to answer them. Sign up for a “My BMJ Clinical Evidence” account to receive updates on topics of interest to you.  

BioMedCentral* – Open access to text of journals published by BMC.  

Board Vitals – Board review tool for USMLE Step 1,2 & 3, NCLEX RN, and NBDE I & II. You must REGISTER for access.  

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Chemical Abstracts – see SciFinder  

ChemSpider – Free chemical structure database providing access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information.  

CINAHL Plus with with Full Text (EBSCO) – (for UAMS only) See CINAHL tutorials
Index of over 4,300 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals. Full text for over 760 journals, plus legal cases, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials. Includes Pre-CINAHL.  

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO) – (for ACH only) See CINAHL tutorials
Index of over 4,300 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals. Full text for over 760 journals, plus legal cases, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials. Includes Pre-CINAHL.  

ClasePeriodica (FirstSearch) – Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.  

Clin-eguide – Point-of-care tool that provides one-click access to important clinical resources recommended by physicians for physicians. Coverage in the areas of Clinical, Drug, EBM, and Guideline. Formerly known as ClinicalResource@Ovid.  

Cochrane Via Ovid – Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Cochrane Methodology Register.  

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols – a database of research techniques for cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols will be continuously expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques.  

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)* – Renamed. See NIH RePORTER.  

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DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals* – Database of open access scientific and scholarly journals.  

Draw It To Know It – Neuroanatomy – Contains whiteboard tutorials, muscle-nerve directory, radiographic brain atlas and exam questions. REGISTER for mobile access (iPad app provides drawing capability) and to access the self-assessment exams.  

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EBM Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (Ovid) – 10 concurrent users. Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, ACP Journal Club, and the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trials Registry.  

Ebooks (FirstSearch) – Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) catalog of online ebooks on all subjects available through libraries worldwide.  

EBSCO – Various biomedical, general, and academic databases. See EBSCO tutorials.  

Eigenfactor – Impact factors & related journal information for all sciences and social sciences.  

Entrez (NCBI) National Center for Biotechnology Information*– A comprehensive list of all NCBI resources with the capability to cross-search all included databases. Some available are: Nucleotides, Proteins, Genome, and Structures. Includes GenBank, BLAST searches, Taxonomy and others.  

ERIC (FirstSearch) – Journal articles and reports in education, children and adults.  

ERIC (ProQuest) – Database sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Education covering education-related literature.  

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FirstSearch Databases – A collection of reference databases from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). These include holdings for journals, books, ebooks, government documents, digital resources, and conference papers from resources from libraries world-wide.  

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Gale Discovering Collection – Dictionary and specialized encyclopedias with coverage of science & health, geography, cultures, history, biography, and literature. Includes multimedia collection (images, video clips).  

Genetics Home Reference* – This resource is the National Library of Medicine’s web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.  

GPO (FirstSearch) – U.S. Government documents.  

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HAPI – Health And Psychosocial Instruments (Ovid) – 5 concurrent users. Reviews & articles related to questionnaires, etc. with information for getting the tool.  

Haz-Map* – An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.  

Health and Wellness Resource Center – A drug finder, medical encyclopedia, organization directory, and more.  

Health Reference Center Academic – Some professional medical journals such as Science and Geriatrics.  

Henry Stewart Talks–Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection – seminar style talks by leading world experts covering a variety of topics in cellular and molecular biology, genetics, research design, bioinformatics, therapeutics, etc. See also Team Effectiveness series in Marketing and Management Collection.  

HeritageQuest Online– Database for searching census data, military records, family history and more.  

Hoover’s Company Profiles – Database includes profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives.  

Household Products Database* – This database links over 6,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.  

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Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office* (National Library of Medicine) – More than 3.7 million references to monographs (250,000 items), dissertations (300,000 items), journal articles, newspaper articles, obituaries, and letters (2.5 million items) and portraits (4,400 items) covering 1880 – 1961 [more information]  

IPA International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Ovid) – 3 concurrent users. Worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical sciences.  

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Journal Citation Reports – Science Edition – Impact factors & related information for science disciplines.  

Journal Citation Reports – Social Science Edition – Impact factors & related information social science disciplines.  

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LactMed Drugs and Lactation* – Includes maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breast fed infants and on lactation, and AAP breastfeeding compatibility ratings for over 450 drugs. Part of NLM’s TOXNET system.  

Lexi-Comp – Point of care source for pharmacology and clinical information. Clinical applications include drug interactions, tablet and capsule identification, medical calculations and patient advisory leaflets. Pharmacy students should contact Dr. Kathryn Neill in the Dean’s office of the College of Pharmacy for authorization codes to the mobile device app. See Lexi-Comp tutorial.  

Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) – Abstracts from over 440 periodicals.  

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MDCalc (Medical calculator)* – MDCalc includes clinical tools and databases intended for use by healthcare professionals. The contents of the MDCalc Site, such as text, graphics and images are for informational purposes only. MDCalc does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, or opinions.  

MedCalc – MedCalc 3000 encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools. Select the “Resources” tab when you enter StatREF for access.  

MEDLINE (OVID)  

MEDLINE (ProQuest)  

MEDLINE (PubMed)* – Comprehensive biomedical journal literature, multi-lingual, from the (U.S.) National Library of Medicine. Free Medline search tool for Medline developed by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  

MedlinePlus * – Health Information for the Public – Health Topics, MEDLINE, dictionaries, clearinghouses, directories, online publications, organizations, and libraries.  

Mental Measurements Yearbook – 1 concurrent user. Contains critical reviews and descriptive information of English-language standardized tests covering education, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests and Instruments searching guide.  

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy – Free web version of popular handbook.  

Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease (OMMBID) – 1 concurrent user. Online access to gold-standard genetics textbook. Latest knowledge on the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of a growing list of inherited diseases, as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment.  

MICROMEDEX – Referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.  

Minority Health & Health Equity Archive* – An online archive of print and electronic media related to the health of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The archive contains over six hundred documents, including editorials, newspaper articles, research papers, fact sheets, course syllabi, and government publications.  

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National Guidelines Clearinghouse* – Comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Structured summaries with links to full-text guideline when available. A collaborative initiative by AHRQ, AMA, and AAHP.  

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature* – A specialized reference library devoted to research on ethical issues in health care, biomedical research, and technology.  

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database – **Will be discontinued 2015 after merging into Natural Standard. Evidence-based, evidence-rated information on herbal and dietary supplements. Includes natural product/drug interaction checker.  

Natural Medicines (previously named Natural Standard) – Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.  

NBDE I & II prep / Board Vitals – Board review tool for NBDE I & II. Password required for access – REGISTER here.  

NCLEX RN prep / Board Vitals – Board review tool for NCLEX RN. Password required for access – REGISTER here.  

NIH RePORTER* – Searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions.  

NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting* – The Center for Information Technology (CIT) makes special National Institutes of Health (NIH) events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. Programs are closed captioned and may be searched by keyword. All world accessible video may be downloaded, shared, or embedded. [NIH-only and HHS-only event audio or videos may not be accessible to the general public.]  

theNNT (Number Needed to Treat)* – theNNT offers a measurement of the impact of a medicine or therapy by estimating the number of patients that need to be treated in order to have an impact on one person. It is maintained by a group of physicians using a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study. theNNT accepts no outside funding or advertisements.  

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OAIster (FirstSearch) – Union catalog of digital resources. Contains multidisciplinary digital resources from open archive collections worldwide. Digital resources include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.      

OMMBID – 1 concurrent user. Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease.  

Ovid – MEDLINE, Cochrane EBM collection, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Health & Psychosocial Instruments. If you have an individual Ovid password, login here. See Ovid tutorials.  

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PapersFirst (FirstSearch) – An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers a wide variety of subjects from every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre (1993-Present).  

PEDro ( Physiotherapy Evidence Database)* – Database of over 29,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality.  

PEIR – Pathology Education Instructional Resource* – A multidisciplinary public access image database for use in medical education.  

PHACS – Public Health in Arkansas’ Communities Search* – Summary of indicators that can affect the health of Arkansans. Community groups, students, and researchers can use PHACS to find county health data from several different sources.  

Pharmaceutical News Index – Database includes bibliographic information and indexing for 22 U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.  

PHIL – Public Health Image Library* – Free photographs, illustrations, and multimedia files from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

PLoS – Public Library of Science – Open access, full text science and medicine journals.  

Proceedings (FirstSearch) – An index of conference publications. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre (1993-Present). Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.  

ProQuest Biology Journals – Database includes 400 titles, with over 325 in full-text, covering biology-related topics. Coverage 1998 – current.  

ProQuest Central – Includes 30 databases covering health and medical, science, technology, education and news.  

ProQuest Family Health – Consumer database covering women’s health, midwifery, dentistry and more.  

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete – Database with journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.  

ProQuest Newsstand – Full text and abstracts from 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs.  

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source – Database includes 850 titles, with over 715 in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full-text dissertations in nursing, allied health and related fields.  

ProQuest Psychology Journals – Database includes 640 titles, with over 540 in full-text.  

ProQuest Science Journals – Database includes 1,030 applied and general science titles, with over 760 in full-text. Coverage 1986 – current.  

ProQuest Social Science Journals – Database includes 1,000 titles, the majority in full-text.  

ProQuest Sociology – Database covering the international literature of sociology and social work. 1985-current.  

Pronunciator – provides both guided and self‐directed instruction for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non‐English languages. Many sections include a 6-week Healthcare Course for front-line healthcare providers. Mobile app also available.  

PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) – Full text of articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association.  

PsychiatryOnline – Full text access to the DSM-IV-TR, Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry with interactive study guide, American Journal of Psychiatry and 4 other psychiatry journal, APA practice guidelines, and self-assessment tools.  

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) – Full text, widely covers popular literature.  

PsycINFO (EBSCO) – Database of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations & other sources from the American Psychological Association.  

PubChem – Information on the biological activities of small molecules; the available databases are – Substance, Compound, and BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.  

Public Health Virtual Library* – Free government and organizational web sites in areas of public health. The site is intended for use by Arkansas’ public health professionals.  

PubMed Central * – Database providing free access to full-text journals articles in the life sciences.  

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Radiation Emergency Medical Management – (REMM) Provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies.  

Recalls.gov* – find product recalls and related information from US government agencies including Consumer Product Safety Commission, FDA, USDA, EPA, NHTSA, and US Coast Guard.  

RefWorks – (free registration for UAMS) – Web-based program to create and store a personal database of citations and help you format bibliographies.  It can also work as a formatting tool within an MS Word document.  Data may be imported directly from online services such as EBSCO or Ovid or entered manually. Contact the Library Reference Desk at 686-6734 or LibraryReferenceDesk@uams.edu if you need help with off-campus access information.
 
Attaching files in RefWorks
 
Files (PDFs, JPEGS, etc.)  can be inserted into a reference record.  Individual attachment file size may not exceed 20 MB.  Each RefWorks account provides 3 GB of attachment space as a default.
 
Contact Jessie Casella if you would like more information or to request more attachment space. JMCasella@uams.edu  686-8517.
 
Guides for RefWorks http://library.uams.edu/help-guides/refworks-2-0/  

Rehabilitation* – From the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange.  

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Science Citation Index (Web of Science) – One of the largest databases of scholarly literature in the sciences. Includes topic searching, cited reference searching (find out who has cited a particular article), and a citation analysis tool to identify trends and patterns.  

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) – >>>Requires one-time user registration.<<< Search journal and patent literature from natural, biomedical, and physical sciences using bibliographic, substance, or reaction details.  

SEER Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results* – National Cancer Institute’s cancer registry data with summaries by cancer site and state. Includes ICD – O coding materials. For international cancer statistical information, see International Agency for Research on Cancer*  

Social Science Citation Index (Web of Science) – One of the largest databases of scholarly literature in the social sciences. Includes topic searching, cited reference searching (find out who has cited a particular article), and a citation analysis tool to identify trends and patterns.  

SocINDEX (EBSCO) – Sociology research database containing full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. Also includes full text for 830 books and 16,800 conference papers.  

STAT!Ref – Collection of over 130 current standard textbooks for a variety of medical specialties. Includes handbooks, dictionaries, drug information, and laboratory and diagnostic tests. Limited concurrent users; please remember to logoff when finished.  

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TOXMAP* – Environmental health e-maps. Shows where chemicals are released on-site into the air, water, and ground. It also identifies releasing facilities, single year releases, and chemical release trends over time.  

TOXNET* – Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.  

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database* – Simultaneously search for systematic reviews, practice guidelines, medical image databases, e-textbooks, etc.  

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Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory – Bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals.  

UpToDate On Campus Access (no CME) – Concise topic reviews of published evidence with recommendations for patient care. Includes Lexi-Interact drug interactions analysis tool. Tip sheet for registering and downloading app.  

UpToDate CME and Off Campus Access – Earn CME/CE/CPD credit every time you research a clinical question using UpToDate. Log in with your UAMS domain account and then register. Use this link on and off campus for CME accrual.  

USMLE prep / Board Vitals – Board review tool for USMLE Step 1,2 & 3. Password required for access – REGISTER here.  

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Video Index (UAMS) – Videos from meetings, lectures, conferences, and other UAMS related video recordings.  

Videos – The Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series | Henry Stewart Talks–Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection| NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting*  

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Web of Science – Science Citation Index Expanded. Social Science Citation Index. See Web of Science online tutorials.  

WebWISER* – A system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.  

WorldCat (FirstSearch) – Index to books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  

WorldCat (OCLC)*– Public interface to the WorldCat database. Search the collections of Arkansas libraries, as well as the collections of other libraries worldwide. Find items such as books, videos, and music CDs, and locate a library near you that owns the item. WorldCat.org includes digital content like downloadable audio books, documents, and photos. Access to digital content depends on the library that owns the item—a library may require you to first log in with an active library membership before viewing/downloading digital content.  

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (FirstSearch) – Contains all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) library members, including all subjects. Holds over 8 million records and updated daily.