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  • AccessMedicine
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    AccessMedicine is an eBook collection which also features fully integrated links to Gold Standard's Clinical Pharmacology drug database, with full length drug monographs. It offers self-assessment and other online learning tools to help study for the boards or prepare for re-certification, using Grand Rounds lectures, a self-assessment module included with Harrison's Online, and USMLEasy, and a student diagnostic and self-assessment tool with USMLE-type questions which is linked to a Customized Reading List from texts within AccessMedicine. The resource also includes Diagnosaurus, a diagnostic tool covering over 1000 differential diagnoses. It also includes 20,000 downloadable images, videos, and audio.
  • AccessPediatrics
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    AccessPediatrics from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing pediatricians with a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Organized around a set of Core Topics developed by an advisory board of renowned pediatricians, AccessPediatrics meets the needs of medical students, pediatric residents, general practitioners, and pediatric specialists.
  • AccessPharmacy
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    An online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. AccessPharmacy allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references. Includes lab tests, calculators, and curricular and organ system quizzes. Users must sign up for a FREE personal account to use the assessment module.
  • AccessSurgery
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    McGraw-Hill's AccessSurgery.com is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context.
  • 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.
  • ACS Surgery
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    Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, this surgical information system offers an online, continuously updated general surgical reference. Updated monthly.
  • AHFS Drug Information
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    Database of comparative and evidence-based drug information, monographs, and final determinations for drug therapy. Full text of AHFS Drug Information Current edition is part of Stat!Ref collection.
  • American Hospital Directory
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    Free information available; no paid subscription
  • Anatomy of the Human Body
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    The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
  • Approaches To Differential Diagnosis In Musculoskeletal Imaging
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    Approaches To Differential Diagnosis In Musculoskeletal Imaging: an introductory syllabus on musculoskeletal radiology, concentrating on approaches to differential diagnosis, going from the findings to the diagnosis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • Breast Cancer Information Center
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    Created by ebrary, this site features full-text documents, fact sheets, posters, and other materials from a number of government agencies (National Cancer Institute, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, CDC, etc.) and other authoritative sources.
  • Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs
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    Provides interactive maps, graphs (which are accessible to the blind and visually-impaired), text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Journals
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    This CDC publication gateway site provides free access to numerous government infectious disease publications such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
  • CINAHL with Full Text
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    CINAHL® with Full Text is rich collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.
  • ClinicalKey Books and Journals
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    ClinicalKey is the world’s first “clinical insight engine.” More than a traditional search engine, ClinicalKey is built from the ground up on Smart Content tagged from Elsevier’s proprietary EMMeT taxonomy. ClinicalKey delivers with access to answers from 800+ books in every medical discipline, 500+ top journals, 9,000+ videos of surgical procedures and other techniques.
  • 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)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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    This resource includes access to all six of their journals; their Protocols; and the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. This is especially strong for molecular biology topics.
  • Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database
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    CARDS lists current and past grant projects focused on health effects of dietary supplements funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Each record includes links to find published research indexed in PubMed arising from the project and links to additional research indexed in PubMed by the Principal Investigator (PI) for the grant. You can search by dietary supplement name, condition/disease studied, outcomes, type of study, and funding agencies.

  • 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.
  • Dartmouth Atlases of Health Care
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    Several atlases are available at this site that provide descriptions and statistics for the United States health care system. The reports are compiled by the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School.
  • Dermatology
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    Medical reference on eMedicine
  • Dermatology Image Atlas : Dermatlas
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    The purpose of this site is to enable health care professionals, parents, and patients to access high quality dermatology images for teaching purposes.
  • Electronic Textbook of Dermatology
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    This textbook is targeted to an audience of trained clinical dermatologists. Treatments and techniques described herein should only be done under the supervision of a physician experienced in their proper application. The chief editor is Rhett Drugge, M.D., New York University and the managing editor is Heather A. Dunn, Internet Dermatology Society.
  • Emergency War Surgery
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    Full text of Emergency War Surgery (2004) 3rd US revision Produced by the Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2004.Although called the 3rd US Revision, this edition of Emergency War Surgery represents an entirely new Handbook. All material is new and revised to reflect lessons learned from ongoing American involvement in Southwest Asia. The Handbook takes a bulleted manual style in order to optimize its use as a rapid reference. Drafted by subspecialty experts, it was then updated by surgeons returned from yearlong deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. A collaborative effort of the Borden Institute and the AMEDD Center & School, this Handbook is an essential tool for the management of forward combat trauma.
  • Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
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    Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is one of ISI/Thomson's Web of Knowledge databases that provides more aggregate citation analysis than do the citation indices. "Types of data featured in ESI include most cited author rankings, institutional (university, corporate, government research lab) rankings, national rankings, and journal rankings....The data in ESI are limited to ISI-indexed journal articles only." ESI is updated bimontly (every other month).
  • ETOH (Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Database)
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    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has created this portal to support researchers and practitioners searching for information related to alcohol research. This page includes links to a number of databases, journals, and Web sites focused on alcohol research and related topics. Also included is a link to the archived ETOH database, the premier Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, produced by NIAAA from 1972 through December 2003.
  • Facts & Comparisons eAnswers
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    This product is for academic use and is available only on the Health Sciences Campus including USC wireless from HSC locations. Facts & Comparisons eAnswers offers online access to the most up-to-date drug information, patient handouts, as well as information on nonprescription drugs, orphan drugs, pregnancy and lactation warnings. From the publishers of the definitive industry reference, Drug Facts and Comparisons.
  • Faculty of 1000
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    Faculty of 1000 Biology and Faculty of 1000 Medicine have merged into one product entitled Faculty of 1000.

    Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. F1000 Medicine Reports and F1000 Biology Reports are open access review journals that add an extra dimension to F1000, providing peer-reviewed reports on emerging themes in biology and medicine. F1000 Section Heads ensure coverage of the latest advances by selecting topics and nominating experts to provide context for the evaluated literature. The journals are indexed and/or abstracted by PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase, Global Health and CAB Abstracts.

  • Flu-Related Information
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    Influenza Evidence-Based Information contains the latest information on the H1N1 flu and seasonal influenza for physicians, nurses, and patients. It will be updated throughout the flue season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • GE Healthcare's Clinical Window
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    Virtual Anesthesia Textbook, sponsored by GE Healthcare’s Clinical Window, has the goal of organizing all internet resources on anesthesia into one concise, textbook style website.
  • Glassdoor
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    Glassdoor is free career resource that searches “over 20,000 job sites, newspapers, and company career pages” at once. Apply directly for millions of jobs. This database also provides access to company reviews and ratings written anonymously by employees and job seekers; salaries; and sample interview questions.
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)( Ovid )
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    Provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
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    Includes information about grants available from HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Bureau of Health Professions, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the HIV/AIDS Bureau.
  • HEALTHMap
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    An interactive world map noting current diseases, as well as breaking reports of infectious diseases.
  • HealthSTAR( Ovid )
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    HealthSTAR contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.
  • HIV InSite Knowledge Base
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    An outstanding and comprehensive site providing in-depth information about HIV/AIDS. The site is produced by the University of California, San Francisco and all information found on the site has been selected by UCSF faculty and staff. Provides thorough coverage of research and clinical information, related social issues, prevention and education, Spanish language resources, statistics and status of the epidemic throughout the world. A comprehensive annotated list of related links is included.
  • IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
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    The IARC Monographs identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of human cancer. These include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents, and lifestyle factors. National health agencies can use this information as scientific support for their actions to prevent exposure to potential carcinogens.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Ovid)
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    Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health-related literature. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation, regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to pharmaceutical science and practice. Updated monthly.
  • Journals@Ovid LWW Legacy Archive
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    Ovid provides access to biomedical databases and full-text journals. Databases include MEDLINE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, EBM Reviews, AIDSLINE, CancerLit, BioEthicsLine, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, HealthSTAR and Journals@Ovid.
  • McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library - Medical: First Aid Test Prep
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    The McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library allows librarians to monitor usage with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current with cutting-edge information for users.

    Library users have access to McGraw-Hill Professional's exceptional content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. They will find the search ability of the eBook Library simple to use with relevant, thorough results. Users can also create their own accounts, add notes, bookmarks and print parts of the book for their personal use.

  • McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library - Medical: Handbooks
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    The McGraw-Hill Professional eBook Library allows librarians to monitor usage with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current with cutting-edge information for users.

    Library users have access to McGraw-Hill Professional's exceptional content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. They will find the search ability of the eBook Library simple to use with relevant, thorough results. Users can also create their own accounts, add notes, bookmarks and print parts of the book for their personal use.

  • MEDLINE (FirstSearch)
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    MEDLINE search engine that enables search over 39 medical 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.
  • MEDLINEPlus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
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    National Library of Medicine-selected Web sites covering diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Oriented towards consumers.
  • MedReviews Journals
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    Gateway to MedReviews journals, including: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders, Reviews in Neurological Diseases, and Reviews in Urology.
  • MedTerms Medical Dictionary
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    Created by MedicineNet.com, 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.
  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse
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    NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • National Institutes of Health Resources
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    Free online health information from the US Government’s medical research agency.
  • NLM Gateway
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    The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj
  • OncoLink
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    Cancer information for patients, physicians, and academic oncologists from the University of Pennsylvania. Search either by disease or medical specialty. Includes clinical trials, conferences and meetings, and information on financial issues for patients.
  • Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease (OMMBID)
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    Comprehensive text on genetic disorders and the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of diseases as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment. Includes chapters on the history of the inborn errors of metabolism, their impact on health, and their response to treatment. Covers genetic perspectives, basic concepts, how inherited diseases occur, diagnostic approaches, and the effects of hormones, as well as coverage of specific syndromes and specific body systems affected by disease.
  • PA Easy
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    PAEasy prepares physician assistants for PANCE and PANRE certification tests with approximately 1,200 questions. Three unique Testing Modes which include untimed practice mode, a timed exam, and a simulated test that replicates the official test and its conditions. Customizable for individual testing.
  • ProCon.org
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    The web site’s mission is to promote “critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a “Did you know” and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Quertle
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    Quertle is an innovative website for searching and investigating the biomedical literature. It is geared to life science professionals, including researchers and health care providers, and is designed to save time and effort in finding the needed literature.

    Quertle simultaneously searches multiple sources of life science literature, including the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE and TOXLINE.

  • 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.
  • ScienceDirect
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    Access over 1,400 peer reviewed academic journals and selected books.
  • SciFinder
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    SciFinder (SFS) and its web-version of SciFinder (SF):
    • Provide access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry of more than 22 million chemical substances
    • CA databases with references to more than 15 million articles and patents (one of USC's best patent resources)
    • CHEMCATS database of nearly 400,000 commercially available chemicals from more than 300 suppliers
    • CHEMLIST, a database of key domestic and international regulatory information.

    Available from Sunday 2:00 am until Saturday 6:00 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

    If you would like access to Scifinder, please include the following information:

    • Faculty and Staff: USC email address, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)
    • Students: USC email address, name of advisor, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)

  • Scirus
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    Scirus searches an international collection of institutional repositories and other resources, so it can be a good way to find technical reports, preprints, and other less common publications. Scirus includes basic and advanced search functions, and sorts results into journals vs. web sites. Elsevier ScienceDirect journals are prominently featured in the journal results, with direct links. USC subscribes to the majority of ScienceDirect titles, so Scirus is a good way to search those online journals. For more detailed information, see this electronic resources review in the online peer-reviewed journal Issues in Science and Technology Libraries
  • 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.
  • USMLE Easy
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    USMLEasy helps prepare you for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. You'll find thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the exam — along with powerful customization features that allow you to focus on the topics you need to master and bypass what you already know.
  • Whole Brain Atlas
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    Good resource for CNS imaging combining clinical data with MR, CT, and nuclear medicine images. Includes information on the normal brain as well as cerebrovascular, neoplastic, degenerative, inflammatory, and infectious diseases.
  • Yale Heart Book
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    An online textbook covering the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease, written in clear and simple language.Twenty-nine chapters are included, beginning with the basics of how the heart and circulatory system work, leading to chapters devoted to major cardiovascular disorders and methods of treatment. An encyclopedia of common heart disorders is also included.