Databases

Databases and Other Resources

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Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

A multi-institutional initiative providing information on species including taxonomy, geographic distribution, collections, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being.

Access is freely available to all.
Biology
Whole Brain Atlas, The

An information resource for central nervous system imaging that integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images.

Access is freely available to all.
Brain
Human Brain Atlas, The Access is freely available to all. Brain
Chemical Database, The

University of Akron

Access is freely available to all.
Chemistry
ChemFinder Access is freely available to all. Chemistry
ChemIDplus Access is freely available to all. Chemistry
PubChem

Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Access is freely available to all.
Chemistry
SciFinder®

A research tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including chemistry. Registration through the Library is required. Contact Sally.Gore@umassmed.edu for a personal login and password.

Access is restricted to UMMS workstations or by proxy service.
Chemistry
Chemistry Central

Currently features chemistry-related articles published in BioMed Central journals.

Access is freely available to all.
Chemistry
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Seeks to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, and conduct research to enhance prevention.

Access is freely available to all.
Communicable Diseases
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Natural Standard

Provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Now includes contributors from more than 100 academic institutions.

Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service.
Complementary Therapies
Database of Virtual Cervical Cytology Access is freely available to all. Cytology
Cells Alive!

An interactive website about cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy. Consists of film and computer-enhanced images of cells, bacteria, and viruses for education and medical research. A stock video library is also available.

Access is freely available to all.
Cytology
Cell: An Image Library™, The

A freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.

Access is freely available to all.
Cytology
Oral Pathology Image Database

An atlas of important lesions of the oral cavity.

Access is freely available to all.
Dentistry
Atopic Dermatitis Image Database Access is freely available to all. Dermatology
DermIS

Offers image atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses, case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases.

Access is freely available to all.
Dermatology
DermAtlas

Provides access to thousands of dermatology images. Images can be searched by diagnosis, disease category, body site, pigmentation, image contributor, patient age, image name, and/or keywords. Images can be freely used for educational purposes.

Access is freely available to all.
Dermatology
Dermnet

Contains over 9000 images of skin disease. It is an educational resource for medical professionals. Dermnet is designed for rapid access so that a number of images can be viewed simultaneously.

Access is freely available to all.
Dermatology
skinsight

Insight from experts about treating and caring for your skin.

Access is freely available to all.
Dermatology
WordReference Dictionaries Access is freely available to all. Dictionaries
DICT Development Group, The Access is freely available to all. Dictionaries
Dictionary.com

Links to language-specific dictionaries. Features a crossword solver. Premium content requires registration.

Access is freely available to all.
Dictionaries
Medical Glossary.org Access is freely available to all. Dictionaries
MedTerms Medical Dictionary Access is freely available to all. Dictionaries