Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library Databases

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A-Z lists of Licensed Databases available to EVMS users

Additional, freely available databases are included under "By Category."

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BioMedical Sciences

 

Science and Technology

 

General Interest

By Category
Additional categories/ subjects

 

Research Articles/ Primary Research

 

Clinical/ Evidence-Based Medicine

EBM databases: Haynes 6"S" (Overview of clinical/ evidence-based databases available through EVMS)

 

Clinical Point of Care (brief synopses of best evidence)

 

Practice Guidelines

 

Consumer Health
  • MedlinePlus   MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine’s and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) consumer health database featuring extensive information from trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.
  • CAPHIS The Consumer and Patient Health Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) has selected their top 100 consumer health Web sites.
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Salud en Espanol Spanish version of CHC
  • Healthfinder Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. It comes from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Medical Library Association's Top Ten Web Sites The Medical Library Association (MLA) has identified ten particularly useful Web sites.
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Public Health
Basic Sciences

 

Psychology/ Social Sciences

 

Database Collections

 

Business
Computational Molecular Biology Sources

 

Computers/ Information Science

 

Education

 

Engineering

 

Environmental Health/ Toxicology

 

Genomics and Genetics

 

Law

 

Multidisciplinary/ Reference

 

News

 

Statistical Sources

Database Information and Tutorials

EVMS network account holders can access these resources from on-campus through a link on the main Library Web page.

EVMS network account holders can access them from off-campus via the EVMS proxy server.

If you have questions about these resources, please contact the Library (446-5851) or email the Information Desk (library@evms.edu).

For training information, call April Pace, Education Coordinator, at 446-5846.

ABMS Directory
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Directory provides certification status and professional information about board certified physicians from the 24 Member Boards, in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. It is designed to help library patrons locate specialists based on geographic area as well as specialty or subspecialty.

Academic Search Complete
Description: Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals.

Access Medicine
Description: AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review.
Contains over 55 textbooks including Harrison's Online, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, and the Lange Educational Library.
Includes USMLEasy, with 3,800 USMLE-formatted questions, answers and explanations including references back to AccessMedicine for further reading.
Currency: Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously.

ACP Journal Club
Description: ACP Journal Club (ACPJC) is an evidence based surveillance and abstracting service published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It contains structured abstracts that summarize the most important methodologically sound articles pertaining to clinical practice.
Search: Uses 'full-text' search techniques (the database will look for search terms in the article text and title) to find abstracts. Indexed articles provide links to the PubMed record and are available in full-text. The Basic Search function allows you to enter key terms and phrases that will be searched against the ACPJC collection. The Advance Search function provides a search template that allows the use of Boolean logic (AND/OR/NOT/NEAR) to combine search terms and search like terms. Click on the SEARCH button in the tool bar at the top of the page. The default is the Basic Search. Search results are displayed by the title of the article. Click on the title and the full-text will be displayed.
Scope: Primary and secondary (reviews and guidelines) clinical studies that meet key methodological criteria are summarized and commented on by experts. Covers internal medicine and primary care.
Use: Best used for questions that can be addressed using clinical research, strongest for therapy and prognosis, weaker for diagnosis and causation. (Foreground Questions)
Validity: Articles are selected if they report evidence that could change what practitioners do. Explicit methods of selecting and summarizing articles are described in the introduction.
Applicability: Each abstract summarizes details about patients, practitioners and practices; experts comment on clinical relevance.
Currency: Publishing began in 1991. Six issues per year.
More: EVMS associates can access ACP Journal Club through the Electronic Journals Page.

Scientific Ameriican Medicine (through STAT!Ref)
Description: Sam is an evidence-based internal medicine diagnosis and treatment reference. Developed from WebMD® Scientific American® Medicine, Sam is continually updated and is available in several print and electronic formats.
Search: designed to allow the user to browse by topic or use a keyword search function. Provides 'full-text' search techniques (the database will look for search terms in the article text and title).
Scope: Covers the 15 subspecialties of internal medicine, plus key topics in Women's Health, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, and more.
Use: Organized by health condition and disease. SAM provides in-depth coverage of topics. It is an excellent source for Background Questions.
Validity: Content is subject to editorial, peer and user review.
Applicability: Narrative summaries of conditions including sections on epidemiology.
Currency:. Updates are ongoing and occur frequently. Over 30% new content per year.
More: EVMS associates can access Scientific American Medicine from STAT!Ref.

ACP Smart Medicine (through STAT!Ref) (formerly ACP PIER)
Description: ACP SM is an evidence-based internal medicine guidance tool designed to improve clinical care at the point of care. ACP SM is a product of ACP, The American College of Physicians. It integrates and builds on other ACP-ASIM publications including ACP Journal Club and MKSAP. Content derives from evidence-based synopses of the literature on a condition or disease.
Search: designed to allow the user to browse by topic or use a keyword search function. Provides 'full-text' search techniques (the database will look for search terms in the article text and title).
Scope: ACP SM is a collection of disease modules that can be searched, found alphabetically or browsed by organ system. Subcategories for each disease are: Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, Consultation for Diagnosis, Hospitalization, Non-drug Therapy, Drug Therapy, Patient Education, Consultation for Management, and Follow-up. Additional topics are addressed under Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ethical and Legal Issues and Procedures.
Use: Organized by health condition and disease, optimized for quick review of disease management. Most complete for prevention, diagnosis and therapy. (Background Questions)
Validity: Content is subject to editorial, peer and user review, relies on sources (e.g., ACP Journal Club) for much of the filtering and appraisal of validity.
Applicability: Quick access to lists of key points in disease management. Guidelines are given for application to patient care.
Currency: Publishing began in 2002. Updates are ongoing and occur frequently.
More: EVMS associates can access ACP SM from STAT!Ref.
PDA Access Available: email April Pace at paceaa@evms.edu for instructions. (Palm OS devices only)

ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications
Includes full-text from all 34 American Chemical Society publications, from the broad coverage journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society to the specialist journals such as Environmental Science and Technology.

Advanced Polymers Abstracts
Captures technical information about the uses, manufacturing, and properties of thermoset and thermoplastic resins -- materials that compete heavily with metals for structural applications. A a subset of the Engineered Materials Abstracts database.
Currency: 1982 to present.

African-American Poetry, 1760-1900
African-American Poetry, 1760-1900, is a collection of over 2,500 poems. It provides a survey of African American poetry from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Agricola
Over 3.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles, theses, patents, software, and technical reports related to agriculture. This extensive database provides selective worldwide coverage of primary information sources in agriculture and related fields. The literature cited is primarily in English, but over one-third of the database comprises citations in Western European, Slavic, Asian, and African languages. Since 1985, the CAB Thesaurus has been used to select controlled vocabulary terms for subject indexing. Library of Congress Subject Headings are used as controlled vocabulary for cataloging records.
Currency: 1970 to present. Updates Monthly.

Alternative Health Watch
Description: This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

Alternative Press Index with Archive
Nearly 290 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. The coverage in the database currently extends back to 1991.

American Hospital Directory
Description: The American Hospital Directory provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals.
Scope: The information about hospitals is built from both public and private sources including Medicare claims data (MedPAR and OPPS), hospital cost reports, and other files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Currency: Frequent updates.
More: Call (757) 446-5851 for the user name and password.

American Math Society Journals
Full-text access to all 8 journals published by the AMS.

American Poetry Database
American Poetry includes 40,356 poems from 1,288 works by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry. The database gathers the works of the most influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century.

Annual Reviews
Includes the Biological and Medical Sciences Suite, the Physical Sciences Suite, and the Social Sciences Suite.

Article First
Index of articles from the areas of business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and popular culture.

ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts
Summarizes findings and practical applications concerned with the science, technology, and management of marine environments.
Currency: 1989 to present. Updates Monthly.

Associates Programs Source
Description: The Associates Programs Source is designed specifically for junior & community colleges with a primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs. Areas explored include accounting, agricultural sciences, child care services, cosmetology, culinary arts, forestry, food service management, graphic arts, hair dressing, hospitality management, interior design, journalism, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, veterinary technology and welding to name a few. The database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
Citations and full-text articles in the area of computing and information technologies from journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published by the ACM, one of the world's largest computing societies.

Bandolier Free resource
Description: Each month PubMed and the Cochrane Library are searched for systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in the recent past. Those that look remotely interesting are read, and where they are both interesting and make sense, they appear in Bandolier, first in the paper version and, after a few months, on the Web site.
Search: The entire site can be searched or topics can be browsed by clicking on the journal issues or topic sections.
Scope: The impetus behind Bandolier was to find information about evidence of effectiveness (or lack of it), and put the results forward as simple bullet points of those things that worked and those that did not: a bandolier with bullets. Information comes from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized trials, and from high quality observational studies.
Use: Content is limited, but it does have a good training section, with tutorials and essays on EBM principles.
Validity: Content is subject to editorial and peer review.
Currency: Publishing began in 1994. Updates are ongoing and occur frequently.
More: http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/index.html Access to the Web version of Bandolier is free.

BestBETs (Best Evidence Topics) Free resource
Description: BETs are clinically appraised topics 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.
Search: The database can be searched using Boolean operators or browsed by title or topic.
Scope: Each Topic answers a carefully worded 3-part question, using a structured approach to finding and reviewing the literature.
Use: Although BETs initially had an emergency medicine focus, there are a significant number of BETs covering cardiothoracics, nursing, primary care and pediatrics.
Validity: BETs take into account the shortcomings of much current evidence, allowing physicians to make the best of what there is.
Currency: Appraised topics provide the initial development date and the date of the latest update.
More: www.bestbets.org Access is free.

BioOne
Includes a broad selection of full-text, peer-reviewed journals & bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member societies & other closely related organizations. Currently, around 45 journals are available.
Currency: 2000 to present. Updates Monthly.

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts
Covers ground-breaking research, applications, regulatory developments and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental and marine biology.
Currency: 1982 to present. Updates Monthly.

Business Source Complete
Description: Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.
Currency: 1982 to present.

Chemoreception Abstracts
Brings together studies from many diverse disciplines relating to the biochemistry, neurobiology, molecular biology, and physiology of smell, taste, internal chemoreception, chemotaxis, and infochemicals such as pheromones.
Currency: 1982 to present. Updates Monthly.

CINAHL
Description: The CINAHL database is the authoritative source of information for the professional literature of nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and healthcare. The database also includes relevant materials from seventeen allied health disciplines, plus biomedicine, management, behavioural sciences, health sciences librarianship, education, and consumer health.
Search: CINAHL tutorial
Scope: CINAHL database provides references to books, book chapters, pamphlets, audiovisuals, dissertations, educational software, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, nurse practice acts, critical paths, and research instruments. It provides indexing for 2,857 journals with over 1,000,000 citations.
Currency: 1982 to present.

Clase and Periodica
Indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities.

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide physicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s library of proprietary medical and surgical content. ClinicalKey serves the information needs of medical and surgical specialties by bringing together content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images. ClinicalKey also gives physicians access to point-of-care content from First Consult. ClinicalKey is updated on a continuous basic.

Cochrane Library
Description: Cochrane’s Database of Systematic Reviews (DSR) is a collection of high quality systematic reviews of controlled trials, including unpublished trials, produced by groups of collaborators (researchers and practitioners) who are organized through the Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Library includes 7 other databases including: 1) Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) - critical assessments and structured abstracts of good systematic reviews published elsewhere and 2) Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCRCT) - bibliographic information on controlled trials.
Search: Each database within the Cochrane Library can be searched simultaneously by using the keyword search function provided from the home page. Search results (number of hits) are listed according to specific database. To display search results, click on the number of hits located directly across from the database name. The search browser is not organized by clinical conditions. Articles are indexed according to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Search by using the keyword search function for the best results. Most articles are provided in full-text.
Scope: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (DSR) includes planned [Protocol] and completed [Review] reviews. The topics reflect the interests and priorities of Cochrane Collaboration members.
Use: DSR is best for therapy or preventive care questions that can be addressed by strong quantitative study designs. (Foreground Questions) Does not cover Diagnosis at this time.
Validity: Strictly controlled methods for identifying, reviewing, and performing the meta-analysis for evidence in each review. Extensive links to source evidence including studies excluded from the review.
Applicability: Systematic reviews often include extensive sub-group analyses and policy considerations. Effect sizes usually expressed as absolute risk reduction and number needed to treat. Cumulative meta-analysis can be displayed for subgroups.
Currency: Publishing began in 1993. Updates occur quarterly, the date of last update is given for each review. Substantive changes are highlighted.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Full text of more than 400 working papers, 40 conference proceedings, and 10 books annually, as well as abstracts from leadinginternational relations research journals, brief reports, monthly statistics and maps.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Description: Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 440 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 640 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 326 journals.

Computer & Applied Sciences Complete
Description: Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,720 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 670 periodicals.

Consumer Health Complete
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
Online version of reference work that provides chemical and physical data for scientists and engineers.

Current Index to Statistics (CIS)
Description: CIS is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics, probability, and related fields.
Search: Supports keyword, author, title, and journal or book title queries.
Scope: References are drawn from 162 core journals (as of 2003) that are fully indexed, non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources.
Currency: 1975 to present.

DARE Free resource
Description: DARE is a complimentary site produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) that searches a wide spectrum of medical literature including MEDLINE for meta-analyses.
Search: DARE has a well developed search function and supports Boolean and field searching.
Scope: DARE contains summaries of systematic reviews which have met strict quality criteria. Included reviews have to be about the effects of interventions. Potential reviews are identified by hand searching key medical journals, regular searching of bibliographic databases, and by scanning gray literature and selected Web sites.
Use: The database covers a broad range of health and social care topics and can be used for answering questions about the effects of interventions, as well as for developing guidelines and policy making.
Validity: In order to ensure quality, CRD has a policy of using two members of staff to independently select reviews for inclusion and to produce each structured abstract.
Applicability: Each summary also provides a critical commentary on the quality of the review.
Currency: DARE was created by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in 1994. It does, however, include records that have an earlier publication date. There are monthly updates to the Web site.
More: www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/crddatabases.htm Access to DARE is free. Also available through the Cochrane Library.

Dissertation Abstracts
The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions.

DynaMed
Description: DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. It contains clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2,000 topics in Family Medicine.
Search: The database can be searched by keyword or browsed by condition or category.
Scope: Editors monitor the content of over 400 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases.
Use: “Point-of-care” resource covering risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and patient information.
Validity: Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of systematic literature surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.
Currency: DynaMed is updated daily
PDA Access Available: email April Pace at paceaa@evms.edu for instructions and a unique serial number.

Economia y Negociosis
Description: Economia y Negociosis the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). More than 70,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for over 300 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Education Research Complete
Description: Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,840 journals, as well as full text for more than 950 journals, and includes full text for more than 81 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.

Medscape Reference (formerly eMedicine) Free resource
Description: Launched in 1996, www.eMedicine.com comprises one of the largest and most current clinical knowledge databases available to physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Search: Search across all sections or browse by condition in the Adult Medicine, Adult Surgery or Pediatrics sections.
Scope: Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The database also contains 30,000 multimedia files and features the largest online repository of medical education credits for physicians, nurses, and optometrists.
Validity: eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication.
Currency: The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties.
More: Register through the eMedicine Web site with Medscape to get free access.

EndNote Online
Tutorials:
Creating an Account
Creating a Library of References
Adding a new reference manually
Online Searching from within EndNote Web
Direct Export into EndNote Web from an external database
Importing Text Files from PubMed
Cite while you write
Additional tutorials

English Poetry, 600-1900, contains poems in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers from the British Isles. It covers the works of 1,257 named poets and many items by different anonymous hands.

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,772,000 records from more than 1,680 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,108 active core titles) as well as more than 100 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 650 journals.

Environmental Engineering Abstracts
Covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production.

ERIC
Description: The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a digital library of education-related resources, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is the world's largest database of journal and non-journal education literature containing nearly 1.2 million citations going back to 1966.
Search:  OVID Tutorial
Scope: ERIC consists of two files: Resources in Education, which covers the document literature, consisting of research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books; and Current Index to Journals in Education, which covers published journal literature from over 775 periodicals.
Currency: Over 30,000 records added annually.

EXAM MASTER ONLINE is an USMLE and board preparation review tool that provides access to thousands of basic and clinical sciences questions. The interface allows for quick and easy navigation, and provides the ability to create customized practice exams and study blocks. The EXAM MASTER testing interface closely matches what is actually used on the USMLE exam. This new test mode interface includes other features found on the exam including the ability to attach notes to each question. EVMS affiliates off campus must enter the site via the Library web page.  That will authenticate them as authorized users.

Factiva®, from Dow Jones.
Description: Factiva provides essential business news and information together with the content delivery tools and services that enable professionals to make better decisions faster. Factiva’s unrivaled collection of more than 10,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times™, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and D&B company profiles.

Faculty Publications Free EVMS Resource  (Not currently updated)
Description: The Faculty Publications Database is a searchable catalog of citations to articles, book chapters, and books by EVMS faculty. Citations are selected for inclusion through monthly searches of the biomedical literature and direct submissions by faculty members.
Search: The database can be searched using the author name, keyword, periodical title, and publication date (All indexed fields), or by title, abstract, or addresses (all non-indexed fields.) For example, to search for articles published by a particular EVMS department, set the “Field to Search” to All non-indexed fields, and enter the department under “Data to Locate.” The search terms can be combined using the available Boolean operators (and, or, not) located in the first column.
Currency: The database includes citations from July 1998 to 2007.
More: To make submissions, send an email to harnetsm@evms.edu.

FirstSearch
Description: FirstSearch is an OCLC services providing access to 20 databases including WorldCat and ArticleFirst.
Search: The database supports Boolean (and, or, not) searching and offers basic keyword searching and advanced field searching. Users can also limit a search by database or topic.
Scope: FirstSearch offers access to more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles on most research topics.

Fuente Académica provides full text (including PDF) for a rapidly growing collection of scholarly Spanish language journals. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.

Genetics Abstracts
The amalgamation of recombinant DNA technology with traditional genetics has sparked a proliferation of specialized journals and primary papers - heralding an era of immensely diversified research directions. Since recent studies have shown that research work conducted in one organism is relevant to many other experimental systems, scientists need a practical means for keeping up with wide-ranging findings that are important to their own studies. Genetics Abstracts provides that means, sifting the worldwide literature for significant advances as they happen and forging an essential link among different systems. Its unique blend of articles gives readers the widest possible perspective of genetics as a whole, from microbes to plants to humans. The burgeoning field of molecular genetics is emphasized, with important information on all aspects of DNA, differentiation and development, RNA, protein synthesis, ribosomes, nuclear proteins and chromatin, enzymes, and gene regulation. An essential resource for scientists across the life sciences, Genetics Abstracts will prove particularly useful to researchers and institutions directly and indirectly involved in the Human Genome Project.
Currency: 1982 to present. Updates Monthly.

GEOBASE
Records covering the worldwide literature on geology, geography and ecology.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Records of all subjects of interest to the US Government. Produced by the Government Printing Office.

GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE's initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), i>Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for http://www.greeninfoonline.com. This link takes you directly to the GreenFILE database.

HarpWeek is the full text of Harper’s Weekly from 1857 through 1912.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Description: This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition
Description: This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Description: Hospitality & Tourism Index is a bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains more than 721,000 records from more than 650 titles, with coverage dating as far back as 1965.

Human Genome Abstracts
Offers a comprehensive source for developments and promising applications emerging from international genome research, including the massive Human Genome Project.
Currency: 1990-1995

Humanities International Complete
Description: Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,000 journals and 2 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 730 journals.

Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A)
Assembles significant findings and practical applications in agricultural, food and beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
Currency: 1982 to present. Updates Monthly.

IOP (Institute of Physics) Journals
Full-text access to IOP journals.

Legal Collection
Description: This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database is a free resource for anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for www.libraryresearch.com. This link takes you directly to the LISTA database.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 writers from a variety of periods and disciplines. Includes access to the MLA International Bibliographic database.

Masterfile Premier
Description: This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,019 biographies, 105,787 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Medical Letter
Description: The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs. The editorial process relies on a consensus of experts to evaluate the drug facts in order to help prescribers choose the most effective drug treatment.

Medical Modeling and Simulation Database (MMSD)
Description: The premier gateway to a broad array of resources and services related to the medical modeling and simulation world, including content for practitioners, researchers, and those working in academia. Contains a Research Articles database, a Companies and Products database, and a Simulation Centers database.
Currency: Updated quarterly.

MedicLatina
Description: MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

MEDLINE
Description: MEDLINE®, the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) bibliographic database, is the primary source in the United States for information from the biomedical literature, containing over 16 million references to articles from more than 4,800 journals. MEDLINE® is the computerized counterpart of Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index.
Search: OVID Tutorial
Scope: MEDLINE® covers basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences since 1966. It also includes nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. The full text of the article is generally not provided, but over 75 percent of the records contain abstracts written by the article's author. The database is international in scope.
Use: This version of MEDLINE® (see also PubMed and PubMed LinkOut below) is produced by OVID and identifies which journals are held in the EVMS Library collection. OVID MEDLINE provides full-text links to 140 journals.
Currency: Updated daily. Indexed citations to 1966. Un-indexed citations from 1950-1966.

MedlinePlus (Consumer Health) Free resource
Description: MedlinePlus provides information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Search: Search tips
Scope: Contains extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
Currency: MedlinePlus is updated daily.
More: http://medlineplus.gov. Access to MedlinePlus is free.

Mergent Horizon is a detailed industrial classification system that maps companies to their core lines of business and captures relationship exposure to their suppliers, partners, customers and competitors. By classifying companies according to their products and services, Mergent Horizon allows for true comparables by providing information that helps students understand a company and its competitive position in the marketplace.

Mergent Online is the authoritative source for information on over 10,000 US companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, 20,000 non-US companies representing 95% of the non-US global market capitalization, 8,000 inactive companies which have been merged, acquired etc., and over 1 million privately held companies. Mergent Online includes financial information, annual reports, executive biographies, and historical information outlining merger and acquisition activity and extensive bankruptcy and reorganization details.

Military & Government Collection
Description: Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

MLA International Bibliography (InfoTrac)
Description: The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Natural Standard
Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions.

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
Published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice, and drug control. The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. The NCJRS Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. The collection has been developed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency produced documents and final grant reports of Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary.
Currency: 1970 to present. Updates Monthly.

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 131 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 335 U.S newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

OtSeeker Free resource
Description: OTSeeker contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.
Search: The database can be searched by keyword or field.
Scope: Occupational therapy practice.
Use: Use to answer questions about the effects of interventions or treatments.
Validity: Trials have been critically appraised and rated to help evaluate their validity and interpretability.
Currency: On-going updates.
More: www.otseeker.com/ Access to OTSeeker is free.

Oxford English Dictionary
Description: The Oxford English Dictionary is "the ultimate authority on the English language as well as a history of English speech and thought from its infancy to the present day". It is a unique source of scholarly information on the meaning, history and pronunciation of words both past and present.

Oxford Reference Collection
Premium Collection contains more than 100 Oxford University Press dictionaries and reference books. Texts are updated after new editions of the print book are published.

PapersFirst
Papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.

PEDro Free Resource
Description: PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
Search: The database can be searched by keyword or field.
Scope: Physiotherapy
Use: Use to answer questions about the effects of interventions or treatments.
Validity: Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help you quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not.
Currency: Updated monthly.
More: www.pedro.fhs.usyd.edu.au/ Access to PEDro is free.

Project Muse
Offers 250 journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. One of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, it covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, and others.

PsychBITE Free resource
Description: PsychBITE™ (Psychological Database for Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy) is a database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioral and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). The types of studies contained on this database are Systematic Reviews, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT), Non-Randomized Controlled Trials (non-RCT), Case Series (CS), and Single Subject Design (SSD).
Search: The database can be searched by keyword or field.
Scope: PsychBITE encompasses a range of disciplines including neurology, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychiatry, psychogeriatrics, rehabilitation medicine, social work, and speech pathology obviously, psychology.
Use: To enable clinicians and researchers to quickly identify, evaluate and implement evidence-based interventions for psychological issues experienced by people with acquired brain impairment.
Validity: Studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigor.
Currency: On-going updates.
More: http://www.PsycBITE.com Access to PsychBite is free.

PsycINFO
Description: PsycINFO® is an electronic bibliographic database that provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. It is the complete American Psychological Association database.
Scope: PsycINFO® contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. It includes international material selected from more than 2,000 periodicals written in over 25 languages.
Currency: 1800s to the present. Over 100,000 references are added annually through regular updates.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Description: This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. Currency: This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

PubMed Free Resource
Description: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) free version of Medline. It includes the complete Medline database. MEDLINE®, NLM's bibliographic database, is the primary source in the United States for information from the biomedical literature, containing over 16 million references to articles from more than 4,800 journals. MEDLINE® is the computerized counterpart of Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index.
Search: PubMed tutorial www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmed.html
Scope: MEDLINE® covers basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences since 1966. It also includes nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. The full text of the article is generally not provided, but over 75 percent of the records contain abstracts written by the article's author. The database is international in scope.
Currency: Updated daily. Indexed citations to 1966. Un-indexed citations from 1950-1966.
More: EVMS users can access PubMed through the Library's home page or directly at http://pubmed.gov.

PubMed LinkOut provides links from PubMed/ Medline citations to EVMS full-text journals. If no full-text options are available, you can use Article Linker (icon) to request the article through ILLiad.
FAQ

Handouts:

PubMed Quick Guide EVMS specific

PubMed Basics General

PubMed Mesh trifold (Medical Subject Headings)

PubMed MyNCBI 

See PubMed above.

PubMed: Clinical Queries Free resource (http://pubmed.gov) or (better) through EVMS library for Link-out version of PubMed with links to select full-text.
Description: PubMed Clinical Queries offers a user-friendly filtered search approach to the Medline database. Designed for busy practitioners, Clinical Queries is a specialized interface that provides fast, reliable access to clinical studies that are more likely to have strong research methods.
Search: Clinical Queries offers four clinical study categories to choose from: therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis. Searches can also be limited by sensitivity (for broad search results) or specificity (for precise search results). Systematic Reviews only.
Scope: Covers evidence-based studies contained within the Medline database of 16 million citations.
Use: Best source when searching for recent biomedical journal articles. (Foreground Questions)
Validity: Pre-set methodological filters enable the searcher to quickly locate the relevant literature in the four clinical categories.
Applicability: Clinical Query includes search filters for therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis.
Currency: Updates are ongoing and occur daily.
More: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/clinical.html Free resource.

Regional Business News
Description: This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Religion & Philosophy Collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

SkillPort offers gateway to computer desktop learning resources including electronic books and courses in Microsoft Office, Adobe and other software applications. Use SkillPort's easy-to-navigate interface to find answers to questions or for skills improvement and professional development. Simply log in to start exploring the learning and development resources available to you.

STAT!Ref
Description: STAT!Ref is an electronic medical library that enables users to cross-search more than 20 medical textbook resources including ACP Pier, ACP Medicine, Harrison's, the Red Book, DrugPoint Systems, and the Griffith 5 Minute Clinical Consult.
Search: STAT!Ref allows you to search either an individual book, selected books, or all books. STAT!Ref permits the use of Boolean operators, AND OR NEAR or ADJ, as well as allowing you to select how NEAR (how many words apart) words should be. Online quick guide
Scope: Full-text medical and drug information for healthcare professionals from medical textbooks.
Currency: STAT!Ref contains the latest electronic updates of included textbooks and databases.

Teacher Reference Service (TRC)
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Toxline
Provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology. Produced by the National Library of Medicine. Currency: 1996 to present. Updates Monthly.

UpToDate is available on-campus or at EVMS clinical locations only
Description: UpToDate is a clinical consulting tool covering the internal medicine subspecialties, family medicine and pediatrics. Topic reviews are based on clinical conditions. Topic cards may contain aids such as graphs, photos, calculators, and links to drug information and MEDLINE abstracts of cited articles.
Search: Browse the table of contents or search using key words. Searches can be narrowed by a topic list or by entering a second search term after the first search is completed. No Boolean searching. UpToDate also provides a tutorial on their website.
Scope: Covers internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics; some are still in development. Strong in all areas including clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and causation but the “strength of evidence” is best presented for therapy. Some patient education materials are available.
Use: Best for questions relating to diagnosis and disease management. (Background Questions)
Validity: Topic reviews are written by experts and peer reviewed. Reviewers monitor over 200 journals each month. UpToDate includes detailed up-to-date references for each topic card; references link to Medline abstracts. Editors are developing a process to make topic reviews explicitly evidence-based.
Currency: Publishing began in 1992. Updates occur every 4 months, date of last update is given for each topic card.
More: www.uptodate.com Individual annual subscriptions are about $500.

Vente et Gestion provides full text coverage for French language business journals serving both the academic and the professional researcher. This collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, technology and others.

Virginia Heritage Project, a consolidated database of finding aids to manuscript and archival collections, provides information about historical materials that document Virginia history and culture from 1607 to the present.

VisualDx is a diagnostic clinical decision support system that combines high-quality, peer-reviewed medical images and concise, actionable information to support today’s busy physicians in the accurate recognition and management of disease. Health care professionals can input visual clues, symptoms, and patient history to help make the correct diagnosis and avoid costly and dangerous errors at the point of care. VisualDx speeds up recognition and diagnosis of medication-induced conditions and provides adverse events decision support for hospitals and medical centers. The VisualDX database covers over 100 medication reactions, all linked to PubMed (MEDLINE) evidence. Users can search by medication and see images of drug reactions, along with literature evidence documenting each association, and access management and therapy guidelines.

VisualDx integrates with UpToDate, so you may notice additional content within UpToDate marked with this icon .  There is also a mobile version for Apple and Android devices that you can freely download

Women’s Studies International, produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World Almanacs
Includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.

WorldCat
Description: WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions.
Search: Search through FirstSearch (above).
Scope: WorldCat-listed resources span thousands of years and nearly every form of human expression. Records exist for everything from stone tablets to electronic books, wax recordings to MP3s, DVDs and Web sites.
Use: Use to identify and locate resources by library/ institution.
Currency: Updates are on-going.
More: EVMS users can access WorldCat through FirstSearch on the Library's home page.

WorldScopeGLOBAL
Basic financial information on public companies worldwide.