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Abstracts in Social Gerontology

Abstracts in Social Gerontology includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance to the discipline.

Academic Search Complete

EBSCOhost's Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary, full text database designed specifically for academic Institutions. Through the database, the HS/HSL has provided links to over 600 full text journals in many areas of study - including the social sciences, chemistry, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more.

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library provides full text of every article ever published by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.


Produced by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), this database contains citations and abstracts to books, journals, research reports, consumer guides and book chapters.

The references in AgeLine come from the gerontology collection of AARP's Research Information Center, as well as selected articles from 300 magazines and journals, aging-related dissertations from UMI's Dissertations Abstracts database, and descriptions of videos. It covers topics such as government-sponsored programs for elders, healthcare costs and policy, elder care, financial and retirement planning, and fitness.

1962 to present. Updated three times a year.


Provides access to information on all aspects of agriculture and related disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, entomology, soil and water resources, and food and nutrition, and animal welfare.

The Journal Article Citation Index covers information from 1979-present.


This database provides the deepest level of drug information with off-label uses and recommendations from an authoritative source. A recognized Official Compendium by the US Congress, this is the only drug information resource published from a professional scientific association. Lexi-Comp ONLINE gives you the ability to search this database as well as link to this information directly from a Lexi-Comp or AHFS Essentials drug monograph.

AHRQ Evidence Reports

Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Evidence Reports are meant to inform and develop coverage decisions, quality measures, educational materials and tools, guidelines, and research agencies.

AMA Manual of Style

 The 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style brings this definitive manual into the 21st century with a broadened international perspective and expanded electronic guidelines.


An index of articles from the contents pages of journals. A list of libraries that have the journal title for most items is provided. Subject areas included business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social science and technology.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central provides immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Includes the group of online MBC journals, which cover the whole of biology and medicine, as well as many other online or online/print journals, including Journal of Biology, Genome Biology & Arthritis Research & Therapy.


BuildingGreen provides information to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.

Business Source Premier

Indexes over 2,200 journals and provides full text for nearly 1,400 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.

Cardiosource Plus

Cardiosource Plus provides access to Cardiosource, a cardiovascular online portal providing access to cutting-edge cardiovascular information PLUS unlimited access to the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s full complement of online educational programs.

Note: All users need to create individual logins whether using the portal onsite or remotely.


The library catalog (catalogUSMAI) contains records for millions of books (as well as other materials) located in the libraries of the University of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions. UMUC students, faculty, and staff can borrow books from any of these libraries.


Indexes majority of English-language nursing journals including publications from state nursing associations, ANA & NLN publications, and primary journals from allied health disciplines. Links to selected full-text articles.

1981 to present. Updated monthly.

This consumer-friendly database, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, provides patients and members of the public easy access to information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation and additional disease and treatment information.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration and other organizations. At its core is the collection of Cochrane Reviews, a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of medical research.

The Cochrane Library consists of the following databases: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register), the Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED).

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences

A collection of lectures in six series of biological topics ranging from the molecular and cellular level to the system level.

Common Chemistry (CAS)

Common Chemistry™ from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) contains CAS Registry Numbers for approximately 7,900 chemicals of widespread general public interest. Common Chemistry is helpful to non-chemists who know either a name or CAS Registry Number® of a common chemical and want to pair both pieces of information. CAS has collaborated with Wikipedia in developing this resource and encourages you to use the Wikipedia link (when available) or other sources of general information on chemistry, to learn more about these chemicals.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides an online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher provides in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day. CQ Researcher presents a balanced account of an issue on the public agenda. Each CQ Researcher examines a single topic of public concern, such as parental rights or Middle East peace. It gives the reader a broad overview of the subject, including the historical background and a discussion of the current controversies and initiatives.

Current Index to Statistics (CIS)

A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields from 1974 to the present (currently defined as publications through the end of 1998 plus some early 1999 publications). Included are 106 "core journals", as well as selected articles from about 900 additional journals, and about 8,000 books in statistics. Each year, it is updated with an additional year of coverage. CIS is a joint venture of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a searchable database of over 9,464 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering science, medicine and all other scholarly disciplines that are freely available in full text. Journals available here are aimed at researchers.

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and Theses provides close to 3 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present. It also includes access to almost 1 million full text dissertations and theses.

EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.


The Embase database covers over 25 million indexed records and more than 7,600 currently indexed peer-reviewed journals from the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine are included, as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE.

Embase’s comprehensive journal and conference coverage, together with in-depth drug indexing and daily updates including Articles in Press, supports tracking and precise retrieval of drug and disease information.


Integrates information from a number of databases (nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, whole genomes, and MEDLINE) at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Entrez provides access to over 10 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases with links to participating online journals.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center as well as educational symposium report literature dating back to 1967.

ETS Test Collection

The Collection includes a library of 25,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present. It was established to make information on standardized tests and research instruments available to researchers, graduate students, and teachers. Information on obtaining the tests is included.

Facts & Comparisons Online 4.0

Facts & Comparisons includes Drug Facts and Comparisons ®, Drug Interaction FactsTM, The Review of Natural Products® and Med Facts: Patient Information. Drug Facts and Comparisons is a comprehensive drug information compendium. Drug Interaction Facts includes more than 1,200 interactions monographs detailing possible drug interactions. The Review of Natural Products provides detailed information about natural products; including their botany, history, chemistry, pharmacology, medicinal uses, toxicology, and patient information. Med Facts: Patient Information Hand-outs is designed for patient education, counseling and drug therapy management.

Family Studies Abstracts

Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Food Chemicals Codex Online

The Food Chemicals Codex is a compendium of purity and quality standards for food ingredients


GeneTests is a medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons. Contains information on genetic testing and its use in diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling.

GLAD4U Bioinformatics Database

GLAD4U (Gene List Automatically Derived For You) is a web-based gene retrieval and prioritization tool that takes advantage of the NCBI's Entrez Programming Utilities (E-utilities). Upon the submission of a query, GLAD4U retrieves the corresponding publications with eSearch before using Pubmed ID-Entrez Gene ID mapping tables provided by the NCBI to create a list of genes. A statistics-based prioritization algorithm ranks those genes into a list that is output to the user, usually within less than a minute.

Google Scholar

Scholar is Google's effort to index scholarly literature. You can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Because many of the full-text resources in Google Scholar are only available to subscribing institutions, Google has provided a solution that makes it easier for you to access the electronic and print resources at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland.

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This research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. It contains information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources. It is comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports and has approximately 300,000 accessible records.


Haz-Map is an occupational health and toxicology database, designed to link jobs and hazardous job-related tasks to exposure to chemicals and occupational diseases and their symptoms.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

A database of testing/evaluation instruments in health, the psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Identifies measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, and program evaluation. 1985 to present with many earlier measures. Updated quarterly.

Health Source Consumer

Provides full text for nearly 280 health periodicals, over 1,000 health pamphlets and 20 health reference books. Updated twice a week.

Health Source Nursing

Provides over 829 abstracted and indexed journals, over 500 full-text journals, and 436 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Updated weekly.

Household Products Database

This database links over 7,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.


Offers access to over 6,100 online titles and 28,500 fax and Ariel-delivered titles, and a total of over 17 million articles.

Intellectual Property Watch

Intellectual Property Watch is a non-profit independent news service that reports on policy issues in international intellectual property such as copyright, trademarks, and patents.  It covers the behind-the-scene dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies.  News stories and features are posted regularly and archived for searching.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

Contains pharmaceutical literature, including clinical drug information, pharmacy practice, and legal aspects of pharmacy and drugs. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy; toxicity; technology; pharmacy practice; biopharmaceuticals; and ethics, as related to pharmaceutical science and practice. Produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 1970 to present. Updated monthly.

Journal Citation Reports - JCR

A resource for scholarly and technical journal evaluation and comparison, using citation data drawn from more than 8,400 journals worldwide. Coverage is both multidisciplinary and international, and incorporates journals from over 3,000 publishers in 60 nations. JCR Web is available in two editions: The Science Edition and The Social Sciences Edition. Updated annually.


The Journals@Ovid database is an aggregate of scientific, technical, and medical journals from selected publishers and societies. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library subscribes to eighty-four of these journals, which are linked to the MEDLINE and CINAHL databases to provide full-text access to articles.

JSTOR - Journal Archives

Scanned images of full text journal articles from the late 1800's to the late 1900's.

Legislative Insight

Legislative Insight is a compilation of full text primary source publications produced by Congress as bills move through the legislative process on their way to becoming a law.  Legislative Insight enable users to trace the development of a public law from its earliest consideration to its enactment. Each history research page covers one law. It provides basic bibliographic information and citations for all publications associated with the law.

Lexicomp for Dentistry

Lexicomp's dentistry includes information on drugs and natural therapeutics, oral diseases, implants, endodontics, clinical periodontics, oral surgery for the general dentist, treatment of medically compromised patients, and in-office medical emergencies. Also included are drug monographs for more than 1600 drugs, as well as drug identification and drug interactions and instant dental alerts for selected medications.

Lexicomp Online

This database is updated daily and provides full text access to point-of-care information from 13 clinical databases and 4 clinical applications. Databases include Lexi-Drugs, Pediatric Lexi-Drugs, and Geriatric Lexi-Drugs as well as Clinician's Guides to Diagnosis, Internal Medicine and Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Applications include drug interactions, tablet & capsule identification, medical calculations and patient advisory leaflets. The Databases and Clinical Applications correspond to the series of handbooks published by Lexi-Comp.