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  • Access Medicine
    AM is an institutional subscription and provides access to 28 medical textbooks, including: Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment; Harrison's Online, Lange Educational Library - Clinical Science and Schwartz's Principles of Surgery.


  • Acronymfinder
    Is a searchable database of over 4 million acronyms, abbreviations and meanings.



  • AHRQ (US)
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care (Clinical Practice Guidelines).


  • Amedeo
    Amedeo offers weekly literature overviews in scientific medicine. Select a topic, define your favourite journals.


  • Annual reviews
    Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.





  • B-ON (Biblioteca Conhecimento Online)
    The consortia Online Knowledge Library -  b-on gives access to journals and e-books, to Portuguese research and educational institutions, through national agreements with the most relevant scientific publishers.


  • BioMedCentral
    BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 258 peer-reviewed open access journals.





  • Complementary & Alternative medicine
    NIH NCCAM WebsiteHeader
    Homepage from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a NIH's agency for scientific research on the diverse health care systems and practices.




  • Current Opinion Series (b-on)
    Current Opinion Series
    The Current Opinion collection has been developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. Elsevier’s Current Opinion journals comprise of 13 leading titles in life sciences and adjacent fields [Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics & Development, Immunology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology,Structural Biology, Virology).





  • DARE-  Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness
    A collection of high quality systematic research reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions in the areas of diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening and treatment. This database is fully integrated with MEDLINE. targeting particular kinds of studies, e.g. therapeutics, diagnosis, etiology, etc; or searching the complete text of each article review.


  • DART Europe
    DART Europe
    DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.


  • Directory of Open Access Journals

    Directory of Open Access Journals aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals and to promote their increased usage and impact. Journals included in the repository all exercise quality control on submitted papers through an editor, editorial board and/or a peer-review system.


  • Drug Information Portal (NLM)
    drug nlm
    The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. More than 31,000 drugs can be searched using this facility. The PubMed link provides medical literature describing research, and TOXLINE provides toxicology literature. Resources such as MedlinePlus provide easy to read summaries of the uses and efficacy of a drug.


  • is an online pharmaceutical encyclopedia which provides drug information.





  • Emerald
    A collection of electronic resources including full text journal articles, case studies, reviews and abstracts. • Topics include: –Business, Management & Strategy. Health & Social Care.


  • ERIC

    ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.



    Europeana's vision is to make cultural heritage openly accessible in a digital way. Europeana Foundation runs the Europeana portal and coordinates the network of contributing cultural institutions, currently around 2,200.










  • GenBank (National Library of Medicine's PubMed)
    GenBank ® is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences (Nucleic Acids Research, 2013 Jan;41(D1):D36-42).  GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. Search GenBank for sequence identifiers and annotations with Entrez Nucleotide.


  • Genetics reference
    Genetics reference
    Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.



  • Google Books
    Google Books
    Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search.


  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar
    Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.




  • Heal Collection
    Heal Collection
    The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a collection of over 22,000 freely available digital materials for health sciences education. The collection is now housed at the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library.

  • Healthline
    Healthline offers comprehensive information guides, articles, and medical news on Health topics A - Z, as well as more interactive resources such as a symptom checker and body map tool.
  • History of Medicine (US)
    History of Medicine
    The NLM's History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.




  • Images: Organ System Pathology
    Sections of the WebPath images are available for viewing below by organ system. In each organ system is a series of images demonstrating pathologic findings for a variety of disease processes. A description accompanies each image.


  • Images: Urbana Atlas of Pathology
    Urbana Atlas of Pathology
    Overview of General Pathology and Cardiovascular Pathology, provided by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, legends by Patricia J. O'Morchoe, M.D. Images from material collected by Donald R. Thursh, M.D. and Dr. P. J. O'Morchoe.

  • Index de Revistas Médicas Portuguesas
    Index de Revistas Médicas Portuguesas
    This database provides access to portuguese Thesis and medical journals . Users of this site must register.

  • Institute for Global Tobacco Control

    This searchable bibliography was a collaborative effort between the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health. This bibliography includes abstracts of millions of key articles cited.






  • Journal Citation Reports
    Journal Citation Reports
    Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data.


  • Journals for Free
    Journals4Free provides a large database of links to more than 10,000 journals with open access available on the web.


    JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources provided by UNL. Includes Medicine and Allied Health titles.




  • Lab tests online
    Lab tests Online
    Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.


  • Lexi-Comp
    Helping healthcare professionals make safer and faster decisions with easy to use clinical information, advanced technology, and superior customer service.





  • Medical Encyclopedia
    Medical Encyclopedia
    The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, provided by MedlinePlus, includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustration.


  • Medline Plus
    Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's free Web site for patients. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

  • Medscape
    Users of this site must register. The user then selects a subject site. There is no "homepage" but users can select other subjects or search. Free MEDLINE is available as well as value added.


  • Medscape Reference
    Medscape Reference
    Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.


  • MedTerms Dictionary
    MedTerms Dictionary
    MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical reference for Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.


  • MICAD Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database
    The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) is an online source of scientific information regarding molecular imaging and contrast agents (under development, in clinical trials or commercially available for medical applications) that have in vivo data (animal or human) published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


  • My Cancer genome
    My Cancer genome
    My Cancer Genome is a freely available online personalized cancer medicine knowledge resource for physicians, patients, caregivers and researchers.





  • Neurologic Disorders
    Neurologic Disorders
    Alphabetical list of currently known Human Neurological Conditions with links to definitions for each disorder.




  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
    Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available through PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • OpenMD
    OpenMD searches billions of documents from government agencies, global health organizations, medical journals and reference sites.






  • PEDro
    PEDro has been informing physiotherapy. It is a free database with many trials, reviews and guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions.

  • PLoS
    The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization that publishes freely available open access journals covering all aspects of life science and medicine. PLoS publishes peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles.

  • Population Division, United Nations
    Population Division


  • PsycLine
    PSYCLINE's Journal Locator is an index of 2,000+ online psychology and social science journals. It links you to journal home pages and journal information on the web.


  • PubMed
    PubMed offers free, online access to the National Institute of Medicine’s MEDLINE databases. The site provides access to citations and abstracts from biomedical literature. If a publisher has a web site that offers full-text of its journals, PubMed provides links to that site as well as biological resources, consumer health information, research tools, and more.


  • PubMed Bookshelf
    PubMed Bookshelf
    PubMed Bookshelf offers access to free e-books available from PubMed.


  • PubMed Central
    PubMed Central
    PMC offers access to free full-text articles available from PubMed.




  • Rare Diseases
    Rare Diseases
    A list of drugs and other products for treatment of rare diseases, provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to help people find useful information about genetic and rare diseases.




  • Scielo
    SciELO is a scientific journals network, of Latin America and Caribbean (includes Spain, Portugal and South Africa), who will contribute to make locally generated scientific information readily available and increase the usage of scientific and technical informations.


  • Scielo Citation Index
    Scielo Citation Index
    Research in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa, access nearly 650 titles, over 4 million cited references, and open access with links to full text.


  • SCImago Journal and Country Rank
    The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.




  • Toxicology Information
    NLM provides several databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

  • TRIP
    Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.





  • Visible Human Project
    Visible Human Project
    The Visible Human Project is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.



  • Web of Science (SCI, JCR)
    Web of Science
    Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Science provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research.


  • WHO Regional Databases
    WHO Regional Databases
    Regional health and medical databases have been compiled to complement the internationally known bibliographical indexes such as MEDLINE from the US National Library of Medicine.


  • WhoNamedIt
    An encyclopedic dictionary of eponyms. Aims to ultimately provide biographical information on over 15,000 diseases and medical phenomena named after a person; currently contains over 6000 eponyms. Search by eponym, or by name, gender or national origin of the person.



  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.


  • WorldCat
    A platform for broad, Web-scale discovery and delivery of library resources from collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories.