Core Resources

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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

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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

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  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.
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  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.

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Anesthesiology Research Guide
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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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
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  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
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.
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  BoardVitals CCRN
Access more than 450 Critical Care Nursing board review practice questions with detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. The Critical Care Nursing question bank follows the exam content outline for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Adult Critical Care Nursing Exam.
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  BoardVitals FNP
Access to more than 1850 ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner and 1400 AANP Family Nurse Practitioner board review practice questions with detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. The ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner and AANP Family Nurse Practitioner question banks follow the exam content outline for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner board certification exam.
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  BoardVitals - Preventive Medicine Exam Prep
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.
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  BoardVitals - USMLE and Shelf Exam Prep
UC Irvine has access to BoardVitals, a high-quality, effective and powerful exam review tool. You have access to test banks to help prepare for the USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 and Shelf Exams.
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Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research Guide
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.

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  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.

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  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. Logo
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.
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  Clinician's Toolkit
Gateway to information and resources specific to clinician's practice.
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  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.

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  Consumer Health
Consumer Health Research Guide
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  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.
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DynaMed® 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.

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Evidence-Based Medicine Research Guide

  eJournals A-Z
A-Z list of online journals at UCI.

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  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
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.



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  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.

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  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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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."

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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.

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A subtitle of JAMA dedicated to Evidence Based Practice, JAMAevidence also includes easy access to the current "Users' Guides to the Medical Literature."
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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

Library Search Logo

  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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Medicine Research Guide

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  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.

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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.

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

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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.

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  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.

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  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."

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  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.

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  NLM Gateway
Provides NLM information resources through a single interface that searches in multiple retrieval systems, including MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, and MEDLINE PLUS.

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  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.

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Nursing Research Guide

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  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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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."

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  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.

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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.

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

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  STAT!Ref: Nursing
Over 40 fully searchable online textbooks, calculation tools, medical dictionary, AnatomyTV, nursing podcasts, and more.

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  Thieme Clinical Collections
A collection of clinical journals and ebooks published by Thieme.

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  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.


"TOXNET® (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). A mobile version of TOXNET is available."

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  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.

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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.

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Urology Research Guide

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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.

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  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.