Health Sciences Databases
These databases index articles published in Journals, magazines, newspapers, government documents, conference proceedings and other resources. Some databases offer the full-text of articles & others list only the citation (author/ title/ source) and abstracts.
Ageline - a free, open access database focused on aging from social, psychological, economic, and health perspectives
AIDSDrugs - drugs currently being evaluated in AIDS clinical trials
AIDSTrials - AIDS clinical trials
Cabot: Canadian Health Research Index - is a searchable and browseable database that catalogues Canadian health services research literature.
Cancer database- contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 10,300 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care.
Cancer Chromosomes- Cytogenetic database.
CDD- NCBI's Conserved Domain Database is a collection of multiple sequence alignments for ancient domains and full-length proteins.
CHID: Combined Health Information Database - is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources
Cn3D- is NCBI's 3D structure viewer. As a helper application for your web browser, it allows you to interactively view 3-D structures, sequences, and sequence alignments.
DIRLINE: Directory of Health Organizations - contains location and descriptive information about a wide variety of agencies and resources concerned with health and biomedicine
Entrez- is the integrated, text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for the major databases, including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others.
Entrez Genome Database- A searchable collection of complete and incomplete (in-progress) large-scale sequencing, assembly, annotation, and mapping projects for cellular organisms. The database is organized into organism-specific overviews that function as portals from which all projects in the database pertaining to that organism can be browsed and retrieved. Entrez Genome Project is a companion database to Entrez Genome.
Entrez Journals database- The database includes all journals in all Entrez databases (e.g., PubMed, Nucleotide, Protein). It can be searched using the journal title, the MEDLINE/PubMed title abbreviation, the NLM ID (NLM's unique journal identifier), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) abbreviation, and the print and electronic International Standard Serial Numbers (pISSNs and eISSNs).
Evidence Base: Putting Public Health Evidence into Practice- aimed at a wide range of practitioners and researchers engaged in public health work, the HDA Evidence Base aims to provide access to the best available information on what works to improve health and reduce health inequalities. Produced by the Health Development Agency (HDA), UK
Genome Database- The Genome database provides views for a variety of genomes, complete chromosomes, sequence maps with contigs, and integrated genetic and physical maps.
GenBank - the NIH genetic sequence database
Google Scholar- is a subset of the full Google search engine. The content includes peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, and more. Search results include a useful “Cited by” link.
HSRPROJ: Health Services Research Projects in Progress - provides access to research in progress, ongoing grants and contracts in health services research
Human Genome: a guide to online information resources - this website is an integrated, one-stop, genomic resource for biomedical researchers.
ISIHighlyCited.com - is a free online gateway to the most cited and influential scientific authors in 21 broad subject categories including the life sciences and medicine.
Journal Citation Reports - a resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals
Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database - provides an annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, art, film and video for teaching and scholarship in the medical humanities.
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)- is NLM's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed. MeSH terminology provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts. Use the MeSH database to find MeSH Terms and build a search strategy in MedLine.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse & Neglect Information - A clearinghouse of publications, statistics, organizations, fact sheets,etc. on child abuse and child welfare issues
NLM Catalog- provides access to NLM bibliographic data for journals, books, audiovisuals, computer software, electronic resources and other materials. Links to the library's holdings in LocatorPlus, NLM's online public access catalog, are also provided.
NCBI Bookshelf – National Center for Biotechnology Information free online biomedical books.
Nucleotide Database- The Nucleotide database contains sequence data from GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ, the members of the tripartite, international collaboration of sequence databases. EMBL is the European Molecular Biology Laboratory at Hinxton Hall, UK; DDBJ is the DNA Database of Japan in Mishima, Japan. Sequence data are also incorporated from the Genome Sequence Data Base (GSDB), Santa Fe, NM. Patent sequences are incorporated through arrangements with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and via the collaborating international databases from other international patent offices.
PopSet- PopSet is a set of DNA sequences that have been collected to analyse the evolutionary relatedness of a population. The population could originate from different members of the same species, or from organisms from different species.
PrimateLit - includes over 200,000 citations (1940 to present) relating to biomedical research, behavior, ecology, conservation and veterinary care of non-human primates
Protein Database- Contains sequence data from the translated coding regions from DNA sequences in GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ as well as protein sequences submitted to Protein Information Resource (PIR), SWISS-PROT, Protein Research Foundation (PRF), and Protein Data Bank (PDB) (sequences from solved structures).
PUBMED- open- free access version of Medline. A service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources See also Medline (OVID)
PubMed Central- (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent articles.
Science Inventory - produced by the EPA, the Science Inventory is a searchable database of more than 4,000 scientific and technical work products. Database records provide such information as project descriptions (abstracts), contacts for additional information and electronic links to final reports and related research.
- Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 200 million science-specific Web pages.
Scopus- The world’s biggest abstract database covering 25 million abstracts from over 14,000 titles across 4,000 publishers, Scopus also offers powerful and innovative searching and browsing tools.
Structure Database- The Structure database or Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB) contains experimental data from crystallographic and NMR structure determinations. The data for MMDB are obtained from the Protein Data Bank (PDB). The NCBI has cross-linked structural data to bibliographic information, to the sequence databases, and to the NCBI taxonomy.
Taxonomy- The NCBI taxonomy database contains the names of all organisms that are represented in the genetic databases with at least one nucleotide or protein sequence.
3D Domains- 3D Domains contains protein domains from the NCBI Conserved Domain Database. This database are compact structural domains identified automatically in MMDB, Entrez's macromolecular three-dimensional structure database. See CDD and Cn3D
TOXNET- a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas provided by National Library of Medicine.