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An online resource that provides complete references and services for physicians, students, and health professionals who need immediate access to authoritative and current medical data. It is updated daily. Full-text of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Lange's Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences Series, and other authoritative medical texts are included within this resource.
Full access to 7100+ articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology updated daily. Also includes over 2000 biographies of leading scientists, weekly updates of breakthroughs and discoveries in science and technology, a science dictionary, and links to related websites
AccessSurgery.com is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context.
| ACP Journal Club|
Contains content from over 100 clinical journals selected on the basis of scientific merit and assessment of relevance to evidence-based medical practice. The articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.
Anesthesiology Subject Guide
| Anatomy TV|
A comprehensive, detailed 3D Human Anatomy atlas and image library which includes the Head, Eye, Ear, Neck, Spine, Shoulder, Hand, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, Foot, Ankle and Knee regions.
| ANTPAC Catalog|
The online catalog for all UC Irvine libraries - Langson, Science, and Grunigen Medical Library. Provides location and status information for books, journals, and other library resources.
| Bates' Physical Exam|
The streaming video edition of the classic Bate's Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, providing the foundation for performing physical examination and taking the patient history.
| BioMed Central|
An independent publishing house that provides immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Original research articles receive full and stringent peer review and then are made freely and permanently accessible online to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.
A comprehensive citation database for life science research. This database covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Descriptive abstracts are included with complete citation information. Database records are updated weekly
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Subject Guide
| CDC Wonder|
An online public health information system that can provide numbers and rates of sexually transmitted diseases, cancer cases, or deaths in the United States. Users can request data for any disease and demographic group by submitting ad hoc queries against available datasets from the National Center for Health Statistics.
The premier database for nursing and allied health literature, CINAHL currently indexes more than 1800 journals in nursing, allied health, alternative/complementary therapy, biomedical, and consumer health, as well as audiovisuals and educational software.
A website from the National Institutes of Health providing current information about clinical research studies. This website regularly updates information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
| Clinician's Toolkit|
Gateway to information and resources specific to clinician's practice.
| Cochrane Library|
A collection of evidence-based databases including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trials Register, the Cochrane Review Methodology Database, and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness. The databases can be searched simultaneously using medical subject headings (MeSH) and text words.
| Consumer Health|
Consumer Health Subject Guide
Search the E-Resources Locator for online databases.
Evidence-Based Medicine Subject Guide
| Environment & Safety Library|
A database containing full-text federal and state laws, regulations, documents, and compliance tools relating to environment and safety information. Information is regularly updated and reviewed by more than 80 editorial, environmental, and legal professionals.
| Exam Master Online|
Exam Master Online is a preparation tool designed to simulate USMLE and Board Certification Exams. USMLE data is organized according to NBME USMLE examination guidelines. Regularly updated with questions written by physicians, surgeons, and researchers. Offers questions for Board Certification Exam preparation in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, General Pediatrics, and OB/GYN. Provides a large database of questions and detailed score reporting. The Dynamic Scoring System allows users to track how they're doing over time, enabling them to focus on weak areas. The Study Mode identifies mistakes, reviews exams, and provides detailed explanations.
| Facts and Comparisons 4.0|
Resources include A to Z drug facts, drug comparisons, drug identifier, drug interaction facts, herbal interaction facts, and investigational drugs. MedFacts provides patient information, nonprescription drug therapy, and review of natural products.
| GARD Rare Diseases Information Center|
A collaborative effort of two agencies of the National Institutes of Health, The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help people find useful information about genetic conditions and rare diseases.
| Genetics Home Reference|
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
An interactive decision support system database for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. The GIDEON database is updated weekly with the latest information for all four of its modules: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Therapy, and Microbiology.
| Global Health |
Bibliographic coverage of literature in international public health, covering applied life sciences including all areas of agriculture, forestry, global health, nutrition, and conservation, leisure and tourism.
An automated search engine that uses software known as 'spiders' to crawl the web. The majority of sites listed in the search results are found and added automatically when Google 'spiders' crawl the web.
| Google Scholar|
A subset of the Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed journal articles, preprints, technical reports, and other scholarly literature with direct linking to journal articles via UC-eLinks. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
| Journal Citation Reports|
A comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. The only source of citation data on journals in virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Shows you the most frequently cited, the highest impact, and the largest journals in a given field.
| Lab Training Library|
An accredited multimedia library of training and education for the clinical laboratory. This website provides interactive, PACE-accredited training courses to help build and maintain laboratory staff competency.
| MD Consult|
A database providing full text access to over 50 renowned medical texts, articles from more than 70 clinical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, 5,000 patient education handouts,CME, and daily medical updates. Integrated resource searching provides instant access to evidence-based support for patient education, diagnosis, and management.
| Medical Letter|
A peer-reviewed, nonprofit publication that provides unbiased critical evaluations of drugs, with special emphasis on new drugs. Reviews of older drugs are supplied when important new information becomes available on their usefulness or adverse effects. Medical Letter is published every other week with occasional issues published focusing on new non-drug treatment or a new diagnostic.
Medicine Subject Guide
Contains carefully selected links to Web resources with authoritative health information for patients and consumers. Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, which reviews existing links every six months. New links are added on a daily basis.
A medical image database made available as a free Internet resource by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). MedPix includes the Medical Imaging Atlas, peer-reviewed teaching files, differential diagnosis tools, patient profiles, disease topics, case conferences, and more. Registration is free but not required to view images.
Medscape is a web resource for physicians and other health professionals. It features peer-reviewed original medical journal articles, CME (Continuing Medical Education), a customized version of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, daily medical news, major conference coverage, and drug information—including a drug database (Medscape Drug Reference, or MDR) and drug interaction checker. All content in Medscape is available free of charge for professionals and consumers alike, but registration is required.
| Melvyl Catalog|
The online library catalog for all UC libraries that provides location status information for books, journals, and other library resources. Melvyl contains over 25,000,000 records. Most campuses update their holdings on a weekly basis.
A collection of databases that provides comprehensive drug, acute care, and toxicology information. Databases can be searched individually, or a collection of databases can be searched simultaneously. A suite of PDR sources and Martindale are included in this resource.
| Mobile Resources|
MyiLibrary is an electronic database which gives aggregated access to electronic books. Books can be browsed by subject, by publisher, and alphabetically. The MyiLibrary allows full text searching, bookmarking, saved searches, and copy, paste and print capabilities.
| National Guideline Clearinghouse|
A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This public resource provides an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines.
| Natural Medicines|
Gives up-to-date information on most every herbal and dietary supplement used in the western world, with extensive search features to find the use, adverse effects, interactions, safety, and effectiveness of each natural medicine.
| Natural Standard|
Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. Therapies covered are researched and categorized based on the quality of available evidence.
| NLM Drug Information Portal|
The NLM Drug Information Portal gives the public, healthcare professionals, and researchers a gateway to current, accurate and understandable drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies.
| NLM Gateway|
Provides NLM information resources through a single interface that searches in multiple retrieval systems, including MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, and MEDLINE PLUS.
| NLM Style Guide|
Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.
Nursing Subject Guide
| Nursing Consult|
A comprehensive online resource for nurses offering authoritative information to help provide better patient care.
| Pharmacist's Letter|
Database service for pharmacists to keep them up to date on new developments in drug therapy. The service consists of a monthly letter, plus Detail-Documents available 24 hours a day. Pharmacists receive concise updates and advice information. The Detail-Documents provide in-depth coverage answering many specific questions related to each topic.
| PLoS One|
A free online journal from the Public Library of Science (PLoS) that accepts submissions from all fields of science and medicine using a new peer-review strategy. All published articles are reviewed by an editorial board prior to publication. Accepted papers posted on the journal's Web site and accompanied by board members' comments. Readers may also post remarks on a paper.
| Prescriber's Letters|
Database service for prescribers to keep them up to date on new developments in drug therapy. The service consists of a monthly letter, plus Detail-Documents available 24 hours a day. Prescribers receive concise updates and advice information. The Detail-Documents provide in-depth coverage answering many specific questions related to each topic.
| Psychiatry Online|
PsychiatryOnline is a website that features DSM-IV-TR® and The American Journal of Psychiatry in addition to a collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools.
A citation database of psychological literature. This database includes citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.
A citation database developed by the National Library of Medicine. Provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals. Using PubMed@UCI ensures that the user will see all online articles available at UCI. Some search results include print availability and interlibrary loan information.
| PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset|
The Dietary Supplement subset is a joint project between the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM®) and ODS. This subset was created using a search strategy including terms provided by ODS, and selected journals indexed for MEDLINE® that include significant dietary supplement-related content. It succeeds the IBIDS database which was a collaboration between the ODS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library.
A search engine that provides access to the full-text contents of 45 classic medical drug textbooks along with the PIER Database of evidence-based guidelines and resources. The user has the ability to conduct comprehensive or selective searches of the available resources.
| STAT!Ref: Nursing|
A collection of fully searchable nursing and medical titles.
| Thieme Electronic Book Library|
The popular Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, the review and reference collection trusted by students and professionals worldwide for more than 40 years.
| Trip Plus|
A medical search engine that searches a wide range of evidence-based medicine (EBM) sources. Provides direct searching of PubMed's Clinical Queries interface, allowing users to simultaneously search the MEDLINE database using the validated search filters. The content of the site is updated monthly with 300-400 new articles.
A database of filtered, synopsized, and evidence-based information. This database contains clinical references which are the equivalent of 40,000 pages of original peer-reviewed text. Specific practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment are provided.
Urology Subject Guide
A diagnostic decision support system designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases. Includes more than 16,000 images representing over 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections.
| Web of Science|
A citation database, also known as 'Science Citation Index', indexes 5,700 major journals in the field of science. Web of Science also includes: Journal Citation Reports, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.