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  • Anatomy Atlases
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    Collection of atlases covering general anatomy, anatomy in cross-section, microscopic anatomy, anatomy of first aid, and human anatomic variation. The site is written for and intended primarily for use by medical students, residents, fellows, or attending physicians studying anatomy.
  • Big Picture Book of Viruses
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    The Big Picture Book of Viruses is intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the Internet and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
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    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats.
  • BioMedCentral
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    Original peer-reviewed research articles from over 200 science, technology, and medicine titles made freely and permanently accessible online.
  • BioMedCentral Open Access
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    Original peer-reviewed research articles from over 200 science, technology, and medicine titles made freely and permanently accessible online.
  • BioOne Abstracts & Indexes
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    This BioOne bibliographic database is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts that link to the full text articles available from the BioOne organization. BioOne provides a unique aggregation of over 82 high-impact bioscience research journals from more than 66 publishers. Additional publishers and journals will be added over time. These titles are produced by societies and non-commercial publishers and a majority were previously available only in printed form. BioOne was developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press. The organization is committed to a non-profit objective of disseminating important, scholarly information focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences by recovering costs while ensuring sustainability. More information can be found at www.bioone.org.
  • Biosis Citation Index
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    Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Search precisely with BCI indexing and enhanced MeSH terms. Backfiles available to 1926.
  • Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
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    This website provides Darwin's complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalog every published. Most of these materials are online for the first time, such as the 1st editions of the Voyage of the Beagle, Descent of Man, Zoology of the Beagle and all six editions of Origin of Species.
  • Credo Reference: Medicine
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    Credo Medicine is a subset of Credo Reference that allows the user to search 28 medical dictionaries and glossaries, including /Black's Medical Dictionary/,/ Mosby's Dental Dictionary/, and the /New Harvard Guide to Women's Health/, as well as on topics such as homeopathy, toxicology, herbs, and alternative medicine.
  • Digital Anatomist Project Interactive Atlases
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    2-D and 3-D views of various body parts from cadaver sections, MRI scans, and computer reconstructions.
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
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    Over 4,300 specially commissioned articles explaining key concepts in the life sciences.
  • Illustrata: Natural Sciences
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    This database includes natural science content from searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature by employing “deep indexing”. Search results can be viewed in full, in either thumbnail or enhanced format, along with the caption, author and source information and additional index terms that can be used for further searching. A link back to the parent record provides a summary view of all the objects associated with that paper.
  • Life Science Dictionary
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    Searchable and browsable glossary contains terms associated with genetics, biochemistry, general biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine.
  • MIT CogNet
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    The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Community Online featuring MIT Press journals and books, job postings, library resources, graduate studies information, seminar announcements and calls for papers.
  • Pubget
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    Pubget is a search engine for PDFs in the life sciences, indexing nearly 20 million life science research documents, including those in PubMed®. USC's Pubget portal can be searched like Google Scholar for immediate retrieval of PDFs accessible via USC.
  • ScienceDirect
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    Access over 1,400 peer reviewed academic journals and selected books.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Zoological Record
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    Zoological Record indexes more than 5,000 serials, as well as books, conferences, and reports. It includes all aspects of animal research, including ecology, biodiversity, evolution, physiology, taxonomy, etc.