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  • BioMedCentral
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    Original peer-reviewed research articles from over 200 science, technology, and medicine titles made freely and permanently accessible online.
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • Britannica Online Academic Edition
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    Britannica Online consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors. The online version of Britannica Online is continuously updated and enhanced on a daily basis with new articles, revisions, and related Internet sites.
  • Current Contents Connect
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    Part of Web of Knowledge, Current Contents is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information from over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books. Users can also search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information and research activities.
  • Food and Drug Administration Publications
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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration site provides information as befits its consumer protection role in regards to foods, cosmetics, drugs and medical devices. Information is linked under such categories as FDA News, Foods, Human Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices/Radiological Health, Animal Drugs, Cosmetics, Field Operations/Imports, and Toxicology. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) provides the FDA Drug Approvals List and regulatory guidelines.
  • Journal Citation Reports
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    Allows evaluation and comparison of scholarly journals.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • 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.
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    This site boasts that one can “convert just about anything to anythingelse.” And with 50,000 conversions and 5,000 units, it has an impressiverange. Sure, it has the popular conversions: length, temperature, speed,volume, weight, cooking, area, fuel economy, and currency. But it alsocontains measurements for women’s clothing sizes between countries,light-years, density, torque, horse height, meeting room size needed forattendees, gauge and much more. There is even a “Fun Stuff” categorythat is practically addictive where users can find their age in dogyears, convert their names into Morse code, determine their weight onMars, and verify how many days until retirement! Indispensible.
  • PapersFirst
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    Published information received by The British Library Document Supply Center.
  • ProceedingsFirst
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    Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library. Updated 24 times a year.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
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    ProQuest Statistical Insight abstracts include a detailed description of a publication's statistical contents and primary bibliographic information like title, date, collation, agency report number (if any), and periodicity. Whenever possible, the Superintendent of Documents classification number, the Library of Congress card number, the Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog entry number, the GPO stock number, and the depository item number are also included. The abstract may also contain two hypertext links - one to the agency's World Wide Web site where the full text of the publication may be viewed and downloaded; the other to the full text on Statistical Universe, where the publication can be viewed, downloaded and accessed section by section or table by table.
  • PubList
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  • 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.

  • uCentral
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    Unbound Medicine’s point of care product which allows institutions to deliver information at the point of care and communicate with mobile users. uCentral can be used online over the Web, downloaded to a personal digital assistant (PDA), or wirelessly via a smartphone,BlackBerry, iPhone or other wireless device