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Access to most of these databases is limited to the Tufts community. Email hhsl@tufts.edu or call 617.636.6705 for help accessing these resources. See How to Find X for help searching selected databases.


Biomedical Databases: A - Z

AARP AgeLine
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Materials related to aging and middle age, from an interdisciplinary perspective of psychology, economics, sociology, gerontology, public policy, business, health and health care services, and consumer issues.

AccessMedicine
McGraw-Hill
The latest editions of selected medical titles in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology, neurology and more.

ACP Journal Club
American College of Physicians
Enhanced abstracts for chosen articles with commentary on their value for clinical practice.

ACP Smart Medicine
Produced by the American College of Physicians, this evidence-based collection of disease modules can be searched, or browsed alphabetically or by organ system on Stat!Ref. It also contains the AHFS Drug Information Essentials.

Active Living Research (ALR) Literature Database
Created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "the ALR online literature database features papers that study the relationship of environment and policy with physical activity and obesity. The searchable database provides detailed information on study characteristics and results accessible to all and provides resources for research and policy debates."

African Development Indicators
The World Bank
Premier source for African economic statistics.  It contains over 1,000 indicators and time series from as far back as 1965 for 58 countries. The database includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

AGRICOLA
National Agricultural Library
Covers the world's literature in agricultural research published in books, technical reports, and over 1,400 journals from 1970.

Biobase Proteome (the proteomics databases)
The Proteome suite of the six protein databases YPD, Human PSD, WormPD, GPCR-PD, PombePD, and MycopathPD is a comprehensive data collection on proteins, and includes information about proteins in mammals, yeasts, neamotodes, and fungi. The databases feature quality content based on detailed literature-based curation, comprehensive references, disease information, BioKnowledge transfer and integrated resources. Please Note: Creating a username & password is required when using for the first time.

BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts)
Thomson Reuters

Comprehensive coverage of nearly 5,500 life science journals and 1,500
items from international meetings, review articles, books, and unique additional references from Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM. BIOSIS Previews covers the life sciences, from agriculture to biomedical sciences and from molecular genetics to zoology.

BMJ Best Practice
In this single source the latest research evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion have been combined presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. It lessens the need to check multiple resources at the point of care.

BMJ Clinical Evidence
Database of evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions can be browsed by condition and searched at the British Medical Journal's website. It provides a concise account of the current state of knowledge, ignorance, and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions based on thorough searches of the literature.

CAB Abstracts
CAB International
Literature in agriculture, nutrition, animal health & natural resources.

Chemical Abstracts
American Chemical Society
Chemical Abstracts covers the literature of chemistry and chemical engineering including patents. To use Chemical Abstracts you must have a valid Tufts email address and register at the SciFinder Scholar web site. To register, select the above link and follow the instructions.

CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
Literature in nursing and allied health. Mobile users: click on the "EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications" link at the bottom of opening page for instructions.

ClinicalKey
Contains an extensive collection of e-books covering many clinical specialities. ClincialKey also contains e-journals as well as a searchable multimedia library.

Cochrane Controlled Trials Register
The Cochrane Collaboration
Contains records of clinical trials collected from MEDLINE, EMBASE and other sources, and indicates what Cochrane groups are evaluating them

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
The Cochrane Collaboration
Regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare with implications for clinical practice. Also contains protocols for reviews currently being prepared.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration
"The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions."

Current Contents Connect
Thomson Reuters
Multidisciplinary current awareness resource with searchable bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals. Create your own profile with selected journals to have automatically emailed TOCs as issues are available.

Current Protocols Online
Wiley Interscience
Laboratory manuals on methods giving step by step procedures. Tufts subscribes to the following sections only: Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Essential Laboratory Techniques, Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, and Protein Science.

DARE: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York
Contains critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals. Covers topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment.

Dental Biomaterials Properties Database
U. of Michigan School of Dentistry/ NIDR Materials Science Research Center

DynaMed
A reference tool created by physicians for use primarily at the 'point-of-care', DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic-review databases. Its references link to some free articles but otherwise to PubMed records. To access the full text of our licensed articles, open another browser window, login to our customized PubMed, and click on the blue icon for Tufts Electronic Holdings. DynaMed is also available for mobile devices.

EBM Databases
List of evidence-based medicine (EBM) databases.

EcoSal
Comprehensive archive of the entire corpus of knowledge on the enteric bacterial cell based on the classic ASM Press publication Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Database containing more than 1.3 million records of journal articles, books, papers, reports, and other materials on education. Topics covered include learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and early childhood education.

Expertise Database
Maintained for Tufts by the Community of Science

Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Produced by the International Food Information Service, FSTA contains information on food science, food technology and food related human nutition abstracts. FSTA covers journal articles, patents, theses, standards, legislation, books, reviews, and conference proceedings.

Global Health (1973+) & Global Health Archive (1910-1972)
CAB International
Composed of two databases - the Public Health and Tropical Medicine (PHTM) database, previously produced by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (BHTD), and the human health and diseases information extracted from CAB ABSTRACTS. International in scope it provides comprehensive coverage of the core public health literature, particularly in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.

Google Scholar
Searches PubMed and broad web content with links to Tufts holdings.

Health and Safety Science Abstracts
Comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety and industrial hygiene. Published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management.

HealthSTAR (Health Services Technology, Administration, and Research)
National Library of Medicine
Literature in health administration, healthcare econcomics, and technology

Health Reference Center  
Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

History of Science, Technology & Medicine
RLG - Research Libraries Group
Describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields from 1975.

Household Products Database
National Library of Medicine
Links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows userssto research products based on chemical ingredients.

images.MD
Springer
Collection of more than 48,000 photographs, illustrations, charts & other images. The collection can be searched or browsed by specialty and subject. A subset of SpringerImages.

Ingenuity Pathways Analysis

IPA is software for researchers to analyze, model and understand complex biological systems and is used to analyze gene expressions, RNA-Seq, microRNA, mRNA, qPCR, proteomics, metabolomics, and genotyping data, or to understand gene lists. It is available only to Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center researchers.

One must register to gain access. To register Sign up and select Tufts University as your institution. 

Once you have registered and received your username and password, you may access IPA by clicking here. Please note: Access is limited to one concurrent session.

For more information: see How to access IPA

Journal Citation Reports
Thomson Reuters
Ranks journals in various fields by ISI's impact factors.

JumboSearch
Discovery service that searches articles, books, and other items from many resources licensed by Tufts Libraries.

Lexi-Comp ONLINE
Point of care resource with an emphasis on drug-related information. Lexi-Comp ONLINE also includes modules on Infectious Diseases, Poisoning & Toxicology, Laboratory Tests, and Diagnostic Procedures.

Lexi-Comp ONLINE for Dentistry
Point of care resource which includes Drug Information for Dentistry, Dental Office Medical Emergencies, Natural Therapeutics, Clinician’s Endodontic Handbook, Oral Soft Tissue Diseases, Oral Hard Tissue Diseases, Manual of Dental Implants, Manual of Clinical Periodontics, Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, Illustrated Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, and Your Roadmap to Financial Integrity in the Dental Practice.

LexisNexis Academic
Includes articles from major American newspapers and regional papers, statistics, company financial information, country and state profiles, and medical information. Major source for federal case law and statutes, the U.S. Code, law reviews, and state legal research.

MEDLINE (via Ovid)
National Library of Medicine
International biomedical journal literature includes journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences. Same MEDLINE database as available from PubMed but uses more enhanced software.

MEDLINEplus
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine
Multimedia clearinghouse to health information including lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, health news, and links to clinical trials.

MedlinePlus Mobile
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine
Summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Buros Institute
Provides evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection. Typical entries include descriptive information, one or two professional reviews, and reviewer references. To be reviewed a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the series.

NCBI Databases
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Includes the GenBank, Blast, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man databases.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Guidelines can be browsed by the following categories: Disease/Condition, Treatment/Intervention, or Organization. The National Guideline Clearinghouse is sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy & Research, the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.

Netter Presenter
Netter Presenter contains the full set of images from the Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th addition.  In addition, the site provides access to more than 200 clinically-focused illustrations and radiologic images.  It also features Netter's Online Dissection Modules.

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Created and maintained by the US Department of Agriculture it is the major source of food composition data in the United States. It provides the foundation for most food composition databases in the public and private sectors. Contains data on 6,220 food items and up to 117 food components. The database is downloadable via the USDA web site; files required to search the databases are also available for download.

OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Catalog of human genes and genetic disorders;contains textual information and references.

PDQ
National Cancer Institute
Database of information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics & supportive care, plus clinical trials.

Pediatric Care Online
The American Academy of Pediatrics integrates its Textbook of Pediatric Care with a quick-reference guide for point-of-care topics, its policy statements, patient handouts, clinical calculators, and other tools. One can select segments to download to handhelds running Palm OS or Windows Mobile or access it via browsers on mobile devices.

PEP Web Archive Online
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing
PEP is a digital archive of many of the major works of psychoanalysis. It includes the complete works of Sigmund Freud, an archive of works from twenty psychoanalytic journals (1920-2003), and complete versions of other, classic psychoanalytic texts.

Plant Science
Focus is on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, and environmental biology as it pertains to plants.

Point of Care Databases

ACP Smart Medicine
Produced by the American College of Physicians, this evidence-based collection of disease modules can be searched, or browsed alphabetically or by organ system on Stat!Ref. It also contains the AHFS Drug Information Essentials.

BMJ Best Practice
In this single source the latest research evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion have been combined presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. It lessens the need to check multiple resources at the point of care.

DynaMed
A reference tool created by physicians for use primarily at the 'point-of-care', DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic-review databases. Its references link to some free articles but otherwise to PubMed records. To access the full text of our licensed articles, open another browser window, login to our customized PubMed, and click on the blue icon for Tufts Electronic Holdings.

Pediatric Care Online
The American Academy of Pediatrics integrates its Textbook of Pediatric Care with a quick-reference guide for point-of-care topics, its policy statements, patient handouts, clinical calculators, and other tools. One can select segments to download to handhelds running Palm OS or Windows Mobile or access it via browsers on mobile devices.

UpToDate (on-campus use only)
Clinical reference tool that provides current answers to patient care, diagnosis and treatment questions at the point of care. Over 200 journals are regularly scanned and synthesized into topic reviews by clinical experts. The content is peer reviewed and fully referenced.

PolicyFile
Provides access to research from major think tanks, research organizations, and university research programs. Contains information on a complete range of policy issues, both domestic and international. Updated weekly.

POPLINE
INFO Project - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Program
Reproductive health database, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and reproductive health issues.

Primal Pictures
3D model of human anatomy allowing the user to drill down through layers of musculature, neurovascular supply to the skeleton.

Primal Pictures for Dentistry
Features over 100 3D views of head, neck, face, oral and nasal cavities, dentition, individual teeth in 3D and cross section. Related text, as well as dissections, clinical slides, annotated illustrations, video clips, and functional anatomy animations you can rotate are also a part of this resource.

ProQuest
Features more than 50 abstracts, indexes and journal collections in agriculture, engineering, health sciences, sciences and social sciences.

ProQuest Agricultural Science Collection
This database contains the leading agricultural journals published in North America. ProQuest Agriculture Journals offers the complete text as well as complete images from such journals as Agricultural Research, Forest Products Journal, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Plant Physiology.

PsycINFO
American Psychological Association
Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas.

PsycTESTS
Abstracts and some full-text of psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.  Most records include the actual instrument.

PubMed@Tufts
This link provides access to NCBI's databases with links out to articles licensed by Tufts. Its MEDLINE contains over 11 million journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences. Full-text coverage of journals licensed or owned by Tufts is available via blue Tufts print and electronic icons on its Abstract display below each citation. Links to free full text and to Tufts' holdings appear to the right of the search results. Direct links to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which Tufts licenses via Ovid, are lacking.

PubMed Mobile@Tufts
Search PubMed via mobile and access full-text articles licensed by Tufts

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Database
NIH Office of Rare Diseases

Science Citation Index Expanded
Thomson Reuters
Multidisciplinary science database searchable by author, subject or citation. References Multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts (from 1991) and full text, covering the journal literature of the sciences from 1945 to present. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines.

SCOPUS
Elsevier
An index to the scientific technical and medical literature covering 14,000 scholarly titles including 2,700 titles in Social Science, Psychology, and Economics. Updated daily. Full-text linking is available wherever the technology and the access arrangements permit and continues to expand as such arrangements allow. Integrated web searching and patent searching by Scirus. Mobile users should follow these instructions after connecting to SCOPUS.

SPORTDiscus
Sport, physical fitness, and physical education. Indexes the practical and research literature of sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, training, nutrition, coaching, sociology of sports, and related topics. Also covers recreation, games, play, and dance. Records for journal/magazine articles, web sites, unpublished research, dissertations, books, proceedings, and audiovisual material. International and interdisciplinary coverage.

SpringerImages
Springer
Searchable collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 2.8 million images

STAT!Ref
Searchable database of drug compendia, dental and medical textbooks.
See also STAT!Ref Users' Guide.

TOXNET
National Library of Medicine
Cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas that can be searched individually or collectively. Databases featured on TOXNET include the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) and TOXLINE, which contains references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

TRIP Database
An amalgamation of 26 databases containing hyperlinks from 'Evidence-based' sites around the world. At present there are over 10,000 links to evidence-based topics

Tufts Dissertations and Theses
Full-text access to all the Tufts University dissertations and theses published in the Dissertation Abstracts database from 1996 forward.

UpToDate (on-campus use only)
Clinical reference tool that provides current answers to patient care, diagnosis and treatment questions at the point of care. Over 200 journals are regularly scanned and synthesized into topic reviews by clinical experts. The content is peer reviewed and fully referenced.

Web of Science
Thomson Reuters
Provides retrospective access with cited references from articles covered from 1974 in: Arts & Humanities Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index.

World Development Indicators
The World Bank
Statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.

WorldCat
OCLC
Catalog of materials held by libraries worldwide, including biomedical libraries.