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Abstracts in Social Gerontology

This bibliographic database makes essential age-related content readily available to researchers of gerontology. Those interested in the field of geriatrics will benefit from this resource, which includes records covering psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas relevant to geriatric studies.
 

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.

AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine, with essential information accessible anywhere. It provides access to medical textbooks including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Goodman and Gilman's Pharmacological Basic of Therapeutics. It also provides access to practice guidelines, diagnostic tests, and has a variety of self-assessment tools including LANGE textbooks.

AccessPediatrics

AccessPediatrics from McGraw-Hill covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. It includes over twenty leading pediatric textbooks including Rudolph's Pediatrics. It also provides access to quick references, an extensive multimedia library, and Pediatric Board Review.

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.

Ageline

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 weekly.

Agricola

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
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The Journal Article Citation Index covers information from 1979-present.

AHFS DI

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 AMA Manual of Style is a must-have guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing. The site has relaunched with a brand new look and feel and enhanced functionality. Our aim is to ensure the site continues to deliver the highest quality content, in an easy-to-use way, helping you find the information you need to produce well-organized and authoritative articles and research papers.
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ArticleFirst

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

BuildingGreen combines information with insight, convening conversations and generating knowledge to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.
 

Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. It 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 is a facility-wide subscription to virtually all of ACC’s online educational resources. For one flat fee, you can provide everyone at your facility with access to: Board prep activities in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology Thousands of high quality self-assessment questions Hundreds of points toward Part II of the ABIM’s MOC program Hundreds of hours of CME credit, A library of heart murmurs (Heart Songs) Yearly highlights from ACC’s annual scientific session Your subscription unlocks the power of the single most authoritative and comprehensive professional resource on cardiovascular medicine 
 

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catalogUSMAI

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.

CINAHL

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.

ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
 

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

COLLOQUIUM is an innovative information resource for research communities in the biomedical/ life sciences. It combines authoritative content with advanced digital delivery to create a resource that is substantially more useful and dynamic than traditional print and digital publications.
 

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

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
 

Current Index to Statistics (CIS)

The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics, probability, and related fields. The on-line CIS Extended Database indexes the entire contents of over 160 "core journals", in most cases from 1975 (or first issue if later) to the current end year, and pre-1975 coverage for some, selected articles with statistical content since 1975 from about 1200 additional journals (cumulatively) in related fields, and about 11,000 books in statistics published since 1975.
 

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains more than 10000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
 

Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. 
 

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.

EMBASE

Embase is a valuable resource for discovering biomedical evidence within published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. A search in Embase delivers the most relevant abstracts from the biomedical literature based on deep, full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device information. 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.

Entrez

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

With bibliographic records spanning a wide range of topics revolving around family dynamics, Family Studies Abstracts is an excellent source for researchers interested in learning more about the many facets of this discipline. Scholars within this field are treated to a wide array of unique content, as well as highly regarded works made popular in the realm of family studies.
 

Food Chemicals Codex Online

The Food Chemicals Codex is the internationally recognized compendium of purity and quality standards for food ingredients.
 

GeneTests

GeneTests is a medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, genetic counselors, other healthcare providers and researchers. In this new version, GeneTests has an updated look and improved search functions. Our goal is to improve and simplify your searches for tests, clinics, and related information from external links, while maintaining the excellence you have come to expect from GeneTests.
 

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

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
 

Greenfile

This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 806,000 records and open access full text for more than 12,000 records.
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Haz-Map

Haz-Map® is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents. The main links in Haz-Map are between chemicals and occupational diseases. These links have been established using current scientific evidence
 

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

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and 110 full-text health reference books.
 

Health Source Nursing

This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.
 

Household Products Database

This database links over 16,000 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.
 

IngentaConnect

IngentaConnect offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 5 million articles from 10,000 publications. ingentaconnect provides researchers with online access to the full text of electronic articles, through online purchase of individual articles, or through subscriptions to publications.
 

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.

Journals@Ovid

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

ProQuest legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. Each history includes the full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.