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  • AdisOnline
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    Gateway to the Wolters Kluwer Health online journals and newsletters. Provides up-to-date information on all aspects of drug development, clinical pharmacology, medical biotechnology, pharmacoeconomics and disease management.
  • AgeLine (EBSCO)
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    The AGELINE database is produced by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). AGELINE provides bibliographic coverage of social gerontology, which is the study of aging in psychological, health-related, social, and economic contexts. The delivery of health care to the older population and its associated costs and policies is particularly well covered, as are consumer, employment, and public policy issues. Literature covered is of interest to researchers, health professionals, service planners, policymakers, employers, older adults and their families, and consumer advocates.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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    Sponsored by the U.S. government, this site provides clinical information including clinical practice guidelines for patients and health professionals, grant funding opportunities, research findings and consumer health information. Links to related Web sites are included.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    An interactive world map noting current diseases, as well as breaking reports of infectious diseases.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • National Institutes of Health Resources
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    Free online health information from the US Government’s medical research agency.
  • PolicyFile
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    PolicyFile includes information addressing virtually all aspects of public policy. Specific themes listed include: Arms Control, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Democratization, the Department of Defense, Economic Policy, Education Policy, the European Union, Global Economics and International Trade, Health Policy and Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Immigration, Intelligence, Latin America, Science and Technology Policy, State and Local Issues, Terrorism, and Urban Policy. The database can be browsed by primary contributor or thematically and all abstracts have been linked to Home Pages, electronic mail addresses and full text documents, where available.
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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.
  • ProQuest Family Health
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    This database includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry
  • 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.
  • Social Work Abstracts
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    The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 35,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse,legislation, community organization, and more.
  • 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.