Core Resources

The Core Resources listed here are made available through special licensing arrangements with the resource providers. Access to some resources is restricted to computers on the UCI network. For more information on accessing these resources from your home computer, see Connect from Off-Campus.



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 AAP Books - American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP Books, the home for the American Academy of Pediatrics' content, spanning a multitude of topics ranging from high-interest parenting titles to clinical reference, diagnosis, and treatment. The books are presented in a web-based full-text format that embeds images, tables, and video directly into the reading experience for easy access on any device. All books feature PDFs by chapter so you can choose the chapter you want to read at-a-glance from the book's Table of Contents page.


AccessAnesthesiology from McGraw-Hill Medical offers a new approach to anesthesiology reference, research, and curricular instruction - all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online anesthesiology resource covers the entire spectrum of anesthesiology from the basics to specialty-specific content -- optimized for viewing on any device. AccessAnesthesiology can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to procedural videos, self-assessment, and leading anesthesiology textbooks that will establish a solid base for learning; allow practicing anesthesiologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification; and provide CRNAs with an important foundation in their career.


AccessHemOnc from McGraw-Hill Medical offers a new approach to hematology-oncology reference and research. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online HemOnc resource covers the entire spectrum of hematology-oncology from the basics to specialty-specific content - optimized for viewing on any device.


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


AccessNeurology from McGraw-Hill Medical offers a new approach to neurology reference, research, and curricular instruction – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online neurology resource covers the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content – optimized for viewing on any device.

Authoritative, trusted, and comprehensive, the Neurology Collection is the field’s leading website guided by an esteemed Advisory Board that includes distinguished physician-educators Allan H. Ropper, MD, Martin A. Samuels, MD Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD., and Dr. Tracey Milligan, MD.

AccessNeurology can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to procedural videos, self-assessment, and leading neurology textbooks that will establish a solid base for learning; and allow practicing neurologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification.


AccessObGyn from McGraw-Hill Medical offers a new approach to obstetrics and gynecology reference and research – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online ObGyn resource covers the entire spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology–for viewing on any device.

AccessObGyn can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to sonography videos and cases, a growing list of Williams animations, and our expanding library of landmark obstetrics and gynecology references from McGraw-Hill Medical that will establish a solid base for learning; and allow practicing obstetricians and gynecologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification.


AccessPediatrics from McGraw-Hill Medical covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive online pediatric resource provides instant access to information essential for completing evaluation, diagnosis, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research or self-assessment and board review -- all in one place. Authoritative, trusted, and content-rich, AccessPediatrics is an innovative pediatric website guided by a preeminent Advisory Board. AccessPediatrics can help medical students to excel in their clerkship through use of use videos, cases, and Q&A; assist residents with leading pediatric textbooks and vignette style exam prep that will establish an important foundation for future practice, and allow practicing pediatricians to quickly search for relevant clinical information.


AccessPharmacy from McGraw-Hill Medical is designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education and practice today. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive, content-rich online pharmacy resource allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements. AccessPharmacy gives pharmacy students instant access to videos, games, Q&A, and leading pharmacy textbooks that will establish an important foundation for learning, and allows practicing pharmacists to get information instantly about drugs, herbs and supplements, and consult features and editorials concerning the vast array of current pharmacy publications.

 AccessSurgery 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.

 AHFS Drug Information

Provides an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy. AHFS was first published in 1959 as an adaptation from the Hospital Formulary of Selected Drugs by Don E. Francke. AHFS had its roots in the hospital formulary system, which was intended to establish a sound therapeutic and economic basis for drug policy. Originally, the Formulary Service was conducted through the Committee of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals of the ASHP to assist the pharmacy and therapeutics committee of each hospital in preparing its hospital formulary. AHFS DI has developed beyond its original purpose to become the most comprehensive, authoritative source of evaluative, evidence-based drug information available. Paramount to providing such information is the critical, evidence-based evaluation of pertinent clinic al data concerning drugs, with a focus on assessing thoroughly the advantages and disadvantages of various therapies, including interpretation of various claims of drug efficacy.

 APhA Pharmacy Library

PharmacyLibrary features APhA's authoritative textbooks, PharmacotherapyFirst, interactive self-assessments, more than 250 Active Learning Exercises easily adaptable for a variety of educational settings, case studies, and information from a variety of news sources. All of these resources are available on one comprehensive searchable platform that allows users to retrieve relevant information quickly.


 Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely re-shot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

 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

 BMJ Best Practice

A single source that combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach and covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. BMJ Best Practice gives medical professionals the best available information for any clinical situation. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

 BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

 BoardVitals is now StatPearls

Gain access to more than 550 Preventive Medicine board review practice questions with detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. The Preventive Medicine question bank follows the exam content outline for the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Core Examination.



Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research Guide

 Case Files Collection

Access Medicine’s Case Files Collection from McGraw-Hill Education offers the best case files content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files Collection can help students at all levels excel in coursework and in clinical rotations; and allow faculty to include clinical cases into their digital curricula.

 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.

 CINAHL Complete

The premier database for nursing and allied health literature, CINAHL currently indexes more than 5400 journals in nursing, allied health, alternative/complementary therapy, biomedical, and consumer health. The full text for more than 1300 journal titles is also included.

 Clinical Pharmacology

A comprehensive drug reference tool that supports healthcare professionals when in need of medication decisions by providing current, accurate and clinically relevant drug information.


Clinical database that provides standardized medical knowledge to promote consistent, evidence-based practices to practitioners and to support medical students' information needs with reference works, books, journals, and a variety of multimedia resources.

 ClinicalKey for Nursing

An online resource for nurses offering authoritative information to help provide better patient care. Includes nursing and midwifery evidence-based information resources including key journals and textbooks, as well as evidence-based nursing monographs, drug information, dosage calculators, lab test values, practice guidelines, multimedia, and core measures with nursing recommendations.

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 Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers. The databases can be searched simultaneously using medical subject headings (MeSH) and text words.


An online resource for managing and streamlining your systematic review. An average 35% reduction in time spent per review, saving an average of 71 hours per review. Easy to learn and use, with 24/7 support from product experts who are also seasoned reviewers! Enables the whole review team to collaborate from anywhere. Suitable for reviewers in a variety of sectors including health, education, social science and many others.


 DSM® Editions 1-5

The DSM® Library provides access to the DSM-5®, DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5® Clinical Cases, Guía de consulta del DSM-5®, and the DSM Legacy collection which includes DSM-I - DSM-IV.


DynaMedex® is the clinical reference tool that clinicians go to for answers. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. The information is presented in an outline format allowing the user to quickly locate and focus on the desired information.



Evidence-Based Medicine Research Guide

 Exam Master Online

A self-study and self-testing system. Available modules include USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation, USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review, USMLE Step 2 CK Board Preparation, USMLE Step 2 CK Medical Subject Review, USMLE Step 3 Board Preparation, USMLE Step 3 Medical Subject Review, Family Nurse Practitioner, NCLEX-RN Review, Family Medicine Certification Exam, General Pediatrics Content Outline, Internal Medicine Certification Review, SPEX (Special Purpose EXamination), Comprehensive Review for Urgent Care Practitioner, Pharamcy, as well as the those in the clinical & basic sciences.


 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.

 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.


 Henry Stewart Talks

"This collection of specially prepared animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration is regularly updated and growing with over 1,500 talks."



Isabel is used by physicians around the world to help construct or broaden a differential diagnosis. By entering the information normally captured in a patient workup, physicians are provided with a list of possible diagnoses to help them construct their thinking and assist with making an accurate final diagnosis quickly and easily at the point of care.


 Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database allows you to search simultaneously a wide range of summarized and appraised evidence, to inform your practice. This comprehensive range of resources includes over 3,000 records across seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.

 JOMI - Journal of Medical Insight

JOMI creates a window into the practice of expert surgeons creating on-demand virtual shadowing experiences. In so doing, our goal is to improve patient outcomes and surgical education.

 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.

 LWW Health Library

Database contains full text access to selected biomedical and basic science books.


 Materials for Medical Devices Database

The ASM Medical Materials Database is a database containing mechanical, physical and biological responses as well as drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in medical devices. It is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers, and covers the mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Neurological and Surgical medical devices.

 Medical Letter

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics Objective provides peer-reviewed evaluations and information on FDA-approved drugs. Additionally, it provides reviews of drug classes used to treat common disorders, includes the doses, adverse effects and the recommendations of expert reviewers.

 MEDLINE Complete

MEDLINE Complete is the leading full-text database of biomedical and health journals. It is the largest companion to the MEDLINE index, providing full text for thousands of top medical journals with cover-to-cover indexing. It is an essential research tool for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers.


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.


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

A guide to useful mobile resources and mobile friendly websites for UCI health sciences faculty, students, and practitioners.


 NatMed Pro (formerly Natural Medicines)

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.

 NEJM Journal Watch

"NEJM Journal Watch equips today's caregivers with the information and perspective needed to be clinically prepared and practice with confidence. NEJM Journal Watch is used by practicing clinicians - physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, students, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals - to stay informed and current in their fields. Over 500,000 people in 178 countries read our content each month. The most important research, medical news, drug information, public health alerts, and guidelines across 13 specialties are summarized and put into perspective for you by our team of physician editors."

 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 Research Guide

 Nursing Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.



Ovid MEDLINE® includes fully indexed records as well as in-process and other non-indexed citations from the PubMed database. Enhanced limits, adjacency and frequency operators make the Ovid® search interface more flexible than PubMed's. Search terms are automatically mapped to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and present appropriate headings from which to choose. Keyword searching is also available by unchecking the "Map Term to Subject Heading" option. See the "Help" and "Support & Training" links at the top of the Ovid MEDLINE® search page for more information on using the search interface.

 Oxford Medicine Online

Oxford Medicine Online is a digital platform hosting Oxford University Press' prestigious medical titles. This resource brings together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors available online for the first time. We have published over 1,000 books on Oxford Medicine Online, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich your learning and practice.


 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.

 Premium Pharmacy

Premium Pharmacy provides integrated access to core textbooks, video clips, and multimedia content for success as a practicing pharmacist.

 ProQuest Ebook Central

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.

ProteinLounge is a leader in the field of system biology. We have developed many interactive web-based databases and software to help the life-scientists understand the complexity of systems biology. Systems biology efforts focus on understanding cellular networks, protein interactions involved in cell signaling, mechanisms of cell survival and apoptosis leading to development or identification of drug candidates against a variety of diseases. In the post-genomic era, one of the major concerns for life-science researchers is the organization of gene/protein data. Protein Lounge has met this concern by organizing all necessary data about genes/proteins into one portal. ProteinLounge has revolutionized bioinformatics by constructing the first complete siRNA target database, a complete Peptide-Antigen target database and a Kinase-Phosphatase database. We have also developed the largest database of illustrated signal transduction pathways, which are interconnected to our extensive protein database and online gene/protein analysis tools. Protein Lounge is an ideal site for both life-science researchers as well as students. Our information is very detailed and still explained in an easily understandable manner. is a secure, open-access platform that allows researchers to collaboratively develop and share reproducible methods and protocols. Researchers can create and discover reproducible experimental and computational methods with video, reagents, detailed parameters, and more. Protocols may be kept private or publicly shared and made freely available for other researchers to cite and reuse.

UC Irvine faculty, students, and staff have access to premium accounts supported by the California Digital Library.

 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.


This database provides bibliographic, plus full text and multimedia of psychological tests from the early 1900s to the present. Test records include descriptive summaries of the test and its development and administration, mostly drawn from articles in peer-reviewed journals or books, with downloadable tests. 75% of the test records contain the actual test or test items. 

Subject coverage includes developmental measures; scales for beliefs, relationships, or expectancies; aggression, coping, or functional status questionnaires; racial and ethnic identity scales; resilience, anger response, or substance abuse inventories; physical health related assessments; personality assessments; educational measures; neuropsychological assessments; aptitude and achievement measures.


PubChem is the world's largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. Search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. Find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more.

NCBI is constantly adding new data and working on improving interfaces to chemical information. Please check back often!


A citation database developed by the National Library of Medicine. Provides access to over 22 million citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals. Using PubMed@UCI ensures that the user will see all online articles available at UCI.


 Red Book Online

"Red Book® Online includes the most reliable and clinically relevant content on more than 200 childhood infectious diseases and is the quickest and easiest way to keep pace with all the latest developments and clinical guidelines at the point of care."


 Sanford Guide

ID Update™ is the Sanford Guide infectious diseases news page. Each month, we summarize new or updated practice guidelines, recent clinical trials, new reviews, relevant drug safety notices, new drug approvals, new dosage forms, new treatment indications and other current developments.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.


SpringerLink provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.

 STAT!Ref: Nursing

Over 40 fully searchable online textbooks, calculation tools, medical dictionary, AnatomyTV, nursing podcasts, and more.

 StatPearls formerly BoardVitals

StatPearls offers a full learning management platform for all schools, hospitals, residency programs, academies, and medical associations. As part of this mission, StatPearls has a comprehensive learning management platform that integrates seamlessly with leading LMS systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle. In addition to school settings, StatPearls develops educational activities for health professionals practicing in various settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and communities. With its broad range of tools, StatPearls caters to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals, supporting them in their pursuit of excellence in patient care.


 Thieme Clinical Collections

A collection of clinical journals and ebooks published by Thieme.

 Thieme MedOne Education

The popular Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, the review and reference collection trusted by students and professionals worldwide for more than 40 years.

 Trip Pro

Trip Pro is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Trip Pro allows clinicians to search across various content types including primary and secondary research information including evidence-based synopses, clinical questions, systematic reviews, international practice guidelines, electronic textbooks, clinical calculators, medical images, patient information leaflets, and PubMed/Medline.


 UC Library Search

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.


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.



A diagnostic and visual clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. VisualDx is designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases. Includes thousands of images representing hundreds of visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections. Quickly search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or review travel or medication-related events at the point of care.


 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.