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  • FreeBooks4Doctors
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    FreeBooks4Doctors! is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical books over the Internet. Listing of over 600 free online books. Search by specialty or title. Subscribe to their Book Alert to be informed about new free books.
  • International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
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    The international standard diagnostic classification for epidemiological and many health management purposes. Includes general analysis of population groups and monitoring of incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health issues relating to other variables. Used in classifying diseases recorded on health documents, including death certificates and hospital records, that provide the basis for the national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.
  • Knowledge Weavers
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    Multimedia health sciences education resources from the University of Utah includes animations, tutorials, and image banks.
  • 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.
  • MedTerms Medical Dictionary
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    Created by, this dictionary has over 9000 medical terms. Written by board certified physicians and scientists, the definitions are frequently more detailed than those in other resources.
  • Merck Manuals
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    Free online medical information guides for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and chemists.
  • Primal Pictures
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    Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy ia a dynamic interactive multimedia overview of human anatomy featuring three-dimensional animations that illustrate function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures. Clinical videos and textual descriptions by leading specialists supplement the animations and models.
  • PubMed Central
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    PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of open source biomedical and life sciences journal literature. For access to the full range of PubMed content use PubMed @ USC link.
  • PubMed@USC
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    Provides access to the MEDLINE database, customized for USC users
  • Salem Health
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    Virtually all of the content in Magill’s Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
  • 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.