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Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library: Databases


Academic Search Premier
Access to materials that spans virtually every area of academic study.

Access Medicine
Access to McGraw-Hill medical textbooks, videos, and self-assessment.

Access Pharmacy
Access to McGraw-Hill pharmacy textbooks, videos, games, and Q&A.

Access Physiotherapy
Access to McGraw-Hill physical therapy textbooks, videos, and self-assessment.

Access Surgery
Access to McGraw-Hill surgical textbooks, videos, and self-assessment.

Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED)
Covers (1985-present) a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and professions allied to medicine, produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library.

American College of Physicians (ACP) Journal Club
Access to 500 evidence-based clinical disease, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for a wide variety of common conditions for point of care, clinical education, and practice.

American Pharmacists Association's Pharmacy Library (PharmacyLibrary)
Features content from APhA's authoritative textbooks, an interactive NAPLEX® review, a collection of 250 Active Learning Exercises, case studies, article abstracts from the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and a variety of news sources.




BioMed Central
This portfolio of 278 peer-reviewed open access journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology, BMC Medicine, Retrovirology, and BMC Genomics.

Full text, references, updates, and graphics from some of the most respected sources in medicine, nursing, and pharmacology.

Browse, read and monitor key journals in your field through HU libraries. With the Browzine App you can create a bookshelf of your favorite journals for easy and fast access.


CardioSource Plus
Online cardiovascular information and educational resource including clinical images, self-assessment educational materials, Heart Songs, ACC clinical guidelines and quality standards, and news and expert commentaries.

ChemID Plus
A dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures) includes links to NLM and other databases and resources, including links to federal, state and international agencies.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The Cumulative Index to Nurse and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full Text is a comprehensive research database for over 700 nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL database, and includes a higher number of records, additional journals, records dating back to 1937 and expanded content.

Clinical Collection
EBSCO's eBook Clinical Collection offers nearly 2,000 hand-selected, quality titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas.

Contains over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, millions of images, and access to trusted point-of-care content from First Consult.
*ClinicalKey cannot be accessed using the HU Secure Access SSL VPN. Logout of the HU VPN, then access ClinicalKey from the LSHSL Database webpage, use your HU Library ID to sign-in.

Clinical Pharmacology
A comprehensive drug reference and information solution.
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library consists of the following databases: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register).
Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (DOSS)
Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (DOSS) includes more than 255 full-text journals and cited references for nearly 125 journals, with links to the complete text of many of the original works.

Diabetes Research - CDC)
CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation translates diabetes research into daily practice to understand the impact of the disease, influence health outcomes, and improve access to quality health care.

Allows you to search 1,000+ differential diagnoses by: Symptoms, Diseases, Organ System.

Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

DynaMed Plus*
DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool based on the highest yield of best available evidence, consideration of article importance, and consideration of journal importance by specialty.
*DynaMed Plus cannot be accessed using the HU Secure Access SSL VPN. Logout of the HU VPN, then access DynaMed Plus from the LSHSL Database webpage, use your HU Library ID to sign-in.

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database contains more than one million abstracts of education-related documents and articles.

Evidence-based Medicine Reviews
This multifile database allows you to search simultaneously the seven Evidence Based Medicine Reviews databases: ACP Journal Club, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Health Technology Assessment, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, National Health Service Economic Evaluation, Cochrane Methodology Register.

Exam Master Online*
Large selection of self-study resources for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and physician assistant. *To use this site you must login in with your Exam Master Online credentials. First-time users can register an account on this site.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
An international organization with a mission of addressing multiple issues involving food production, food accessibility and a host of other prevalent issues around the world.

5 Minute Clinical Consult
Access to the information needed at the point of care. It is the fastest resource to obtain the most likely diagnosis, treatment, and management for thousands of diseases.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
A toxicology database that focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. It provides information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, nanomaterials, and related areas.

An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents. The main links in Haz-Map are between chemicals and occupational diseases.

A free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.

Health Technology Assessment
Brings together details on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions). HTA is produced in collaboration with the INAHTA Secretariat, based at SBU, Sweden.

Howard University eJournal Portal
LSHSL & HUL health and biological sciences eJournals.

Howard University Libraries Search
Search HUL resources.

Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research
ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.

JAMA Network
Peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences. The Network provides access to the Archives of Dermatology, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Neurology.

LWW Health Library - Premium Pharmacy Collection
This collection contains 30 pharmacy eBooks. This database also contains video, audio, self-assessments, cases, clinical skills, and other resources that cater to intensive pharmacy information needs.

LWW Total Access
This collection of nearly 300 medical and nursing journals caters to intensive medical information needs.

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Objective, peer-reviewed evaluations of new FDA-approved drugs, and new information on previously approved drugs. Includes the doses, adverse effects and the recommendations of expert reviewers.

National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

National Nutrition Database - USDA
Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods. Search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items.

National Rehabilitation Information Center
Library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Natural Medicines
The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

NCBI Bookshelf
Provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.

NCI Publications
The NCI collects and disseminates information on cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care, and survivorship.

New England Journal of Medicine
Published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is among the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals as well as the oldest continuously published one.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
Contains bibliographical information and appraisals of economic evaluations in which costs as well as outcomes of treatment and care alternatives in health care are compared. The source of NHSEED are databases like MEDLINE and EMBASE as well as magazines (hand search) and working papers of specialised working groups, and HTA institutions.

Comprehensive funding information for NIH grants and contracts. The information found in RePORTER is drawn from several extant databases–eRA databases, Medline, PubMed Central, the NIH Intramural Database, and iEdison.

Contains abstracts of thousands of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. It is designed to help occupational therapists use research evidence about occupational therapy interventions to inform their practice by quickly locating it.

Ovid Nursing Collection
26 premier nursing journals from the world's leading publishers.

Hundreds of journals are available in Journals@Ovid and thousands of books are available in Books@Ovid.

Ovid Medline
Indexed of approximately 5,600 journals on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science.

Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 31,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Features content from APhA's authoritative textbooks, an interactive NAPLEX® review, a collection of 250 Active Learning Exercises, case studies, article abstracts from the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and a variety of news sources.

Searchable database to give you access to funding sources in the billions of dollars, including private, public, philanthropic, corporate, and international sources.

PLOS Medicine
The leading open-access medical journal for outstanding research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide. They publish articles relevant to clinicians and policymakers across a range of settings that adhere to the highest standards of methodology, ethics and reporting and address the major biological, environmental, social, and political determinants of health.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

A web-based portal that features DSM-5, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing.

Comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central, publisher web sites, and LSHSL eJournal subscriptions.

PubMed for Handhelds (Conduct a PICO search here)
PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

R2 Digital Library
Offers fully integrated and searchable medical, nursing and allied health source book content from key health science publishers.

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Rehabilitation Measures Database
Helps clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation. This database provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of each instrument’s psychometric properties, instructions for administering and scoring each assessment as well as a representative bibliography with citations linked to PubMed abstracts.

Rehabilitation Reference Center with SPORTDiscus
An evidence-based, point-of-care resource for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and sports medicine professionals. Updated daily with the most current information available about sports medicine and rehabilitation, using a strict evidence-based methodology and protocol focused on systematic identification, evaluation and consolidation of practice-changing information.

An online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Data provided by sources like the FDA, Cerner Multum, and First Data Bank, Inc.

Sage Premier eJournal Collection
Online Article database comprise of peer-reviewed journals, including research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.

Sage Research Methods
Online research tool designed to help researchers and provide information and instruction on research methods in the social sciences.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) publishes four respected peer-reviewed journals. Science, the premier global science weekly; Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology; Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health; and, Science Advances, an innovative and high-quality open access journal for all the sciences. searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. is governed by the interagency Alliance.

Home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images.

Online version of Chemical Abstracts. Includes journal articles, patents, substance data, chemical reactions, chemical regulatory data, chemical suppliers, and biomedical literature in one source.
*To access SciFinder, all users must register and create an account using a valid HU email domain at SciFinder Registration.

Interdisciplinary citation and abstract database.

This database is the premier source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well known and respected sources. A resource for sports and athletic trainers, exercise and fitness instructors, nutritionists, occupational therapists, and health educators.

Comprehensive online delivery platform for scientific documents, including books, journals, reference works, protocols and databases.

Statistical Insight
Find answers fast by searching a collection growing by over 30,000 statistical tables annually. Search summaries of statistical publications for comprehensive overviews of documents. Jump to other Web sites with useful information about statistics.

TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.

Trip Database
A clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. As well as research evidence other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Unbound Medicine
Mobile and web reference to diagnose patients, answer questions, and look up information at the bedside, or anywhere a question about patient care comes up.

Wiley Online
Online resources with integrated access to journals, online books, reference works, laboratory protocols, and databases.

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