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This is a short list of frequently used databases. For a complete list of all available Databases go to the eDatabases link under Resources on the main page.


With nearly 30,000 images, VisualDX aids in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries. Engineered for use at the point of care, the VisualDx system allows physicians to search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medication. It covers more than 1,300 pediatric and adult conditions and combines expert medical knowledge, graphic design, search, and standardized terminology to deliver concise and accurate answers in seconds.


An evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource that provides a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence followed by recommendations for use at the 'point of care.' It covers over 20 specialties and more than 10,000 topic reviews.  This resource is now available on and off campus.


An evidence-based clinical reference tool, created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point of care.'  Contains clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics.


Publicly available version of MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE; also includes citations from some additional life science journals; provides link-out features to additional resources. Coverage: 1950-present.


Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature  is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators, and researchers. Covers more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.


Micromedex is a reliable prescription drug database. Coverage includes drug comparisons, interactions, identification and patient care handouts.


TOXLINE is a toxicology reference database. It provides bibliographic information for journal articles covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. It contains over 4 million references, most with abstracts, indexing terms, and CAS Registry Numbers. TOXLINE references come from various sources that are organized into components (See TOXLINE Components). These components are searched together but may be used to limit searches. The toxicology subset of MEDLINE/PubMed is part of TOXLINE and covers 1843 to the present.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials provides bibliographic information on published articles from databases such as MEDLINE and EMBASE and other published and unpublished sources. While a summary of the articles is often included, full-text is not provided.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

This database contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data are evidence-based and often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies.


The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (part of the Cochrane Library) provides assessments of systematic reviews not included in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-text structured abstracts that assess and summarize published systematic reviews.

Exam Master

Exam Master is one of the premier study and review systems, covering medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing board reviews.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, HaPI is a comprehensive bibliographic database containing nearly 175,000 records with information about behavioral measurement instruments.

Journal Citation Reports

JCR provides a systematic way to evaluate leading journals in a wide variety of fields. Statistical information based on citation data is used to determine a journal's impact on its field (impact factor).

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

Nursing Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center is a full text resource designed to support evidence-based practice at the 'point of care.'  Includes links to CINAHL references, book chapters, drug information, patient education, guidelines, procedures and skills, as well as evidence-based care sheets.

OCLC WorldCat

WorldCat represents the current holdings of the world's libraries, unique items found only in local libraries, and the electronic and digital materials most in demand by information seekers, including e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals, and collections of digital items.

Ovid HealthSTAR

Ovid HealthSTAR is a specialized database of literature dating from 1966 to the present on health services, technology, administration and research with a focus on outcomes, effectiveness, policy planning, costs and economics.


PsycARTICLES offers full-text access to over 80 journals in the behavioral sciences and related fields such as nursing and business from 1985 forward. Coverage includes all journals published by the American and Canadian Psychological Associations.


Containing over 3.3 million citations and summaries, including international material selected from approximately 2,500 periodicals, PsycINFO is the American Psychological Association's database for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, dissertations, book chapters, and books.


Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research.  Covers over 20,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide.