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  • ACP Medicine
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    ACP Medicine, has transitioned to "Scientific American Medicine" a comprehensive professional medical database. It includes guidelines, evidence reviews, CME information, and patient information. This medical textbook, which continues WebMD Scientific American Medicine, is a publication of the American College of Physicians. It is continuously updated by leading physicians, and includes guidelines, evidence reviews, CME information, and patient information. Also issued in looseleaf and annual hardbound formats.
  • AHRQ Evidence Reports and Summaries
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    A collection of over 50 evidence reports and technology assessments based on rigorous, comprehensive syntheses and analyses of relevant scientific literature, emphasizing explicit and detailed documentation of methods, rationale, and assumptions. The publications are organized in three categories: Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments;Evidence Reports/Technology Assessment Summaries;Technical Reviews and Summaries. They are produced by Evidence Practice Centers for the US Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • Cochrane Library
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    The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases. The databases are:
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews),
    Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE),
    Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL),
    Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews),
    Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register),
    Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA),
    NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
  • Knowledge Weavers
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    Multimedia health sciences education resources from the University of Utah includes animations, tutorials, and image banks.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
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    The database, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is most frequently utilized for health sciences topics. It contains citations from more than 3,900 English and foreign language journals in the basic and clinical sciences and encompasses the printed Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index. Includes full-text articles from approximately 1400 journals.
  • OTSeeker
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    This database contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist in evaluation of their validity and interpretability. These ratings will help in judging the quality and usefulness of trials for informing clinical interventions.
  • PEDro
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    PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, 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. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
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    The Science Citation Index, a part of the Web of Science, is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

    The Science Citation Index (SCI) indexes 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured.

  • UpToDate
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    UpToDate is a collaborative effort of thousands of physician educators. For each clinical issue, an expert in the field reviews the topic, synthesizes information, summarizes key findings, and provides detailed, practical recommendations for patient care.

    All of the material in UpToDate is fully referenced and most topic reviews have links to related topics. The medical literature is monitored and relevant topic reviews are updated with new medical findings. UpToDate also includes hundreds of patient information handouts; these topics go through peer review and constant updating as with professional-level topics. It also includes drug information from Lexi-Comp.

    Our licensing agreement with UpToDate limits its use to on campus only. It cannot be made available via our Remote Access Portal for off campus use.

  • USC-Norris Medical Library Stat!Ref Subscription
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    STAT!Ref® online is a cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site.