Databases

Databases and Other Resources

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UpToDate

UpToDate is a comprehensive clinical information resource specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice.

Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service.
General Sites
Universal Virus Database Access is freely available to all. Virology
United Nations Statistics Division

Compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

Access is freely available to all.
Statistics
Uniform Requirements – Sample ICMJE References

From the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE/PubMed Resources page.

Access is freely available to all.
Writing
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Also known as the Vancouver style, based on an ANSI standard style adapted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases (April 2010).

Access is freely available to all.
Writing
U.S. Pharmacopeia

Source for FDA-enforceable quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements, excipients, procedures for tests, assays, and analytical methods.

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Pharmacy
Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP)

Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

Access is freely available to all. Registration is required.
Medicine
TRoPHI, Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions

A registry of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials of public health and health promotion interventions. TRoPHI is hosted by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre).

Access is freely available to all.
Drug Therapy
TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)

National Library of Medicine's portal to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Access is freely available to all.
Toxicology
TOXLINE

References from toxicology literature.

Access is freely available to all.
Toxicology
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)

Annual environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. facilities.

Access is freely available to all.
Toxicology
Top American Hospitals

From U.S. News & World Report.

Access is freely available to all.
Hospitals
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Stedman's Medical Dictionary

The 28th Edition contains more than 107,000 total terms. To access, open the "Tools & Features" menu under the STAT!Ref logo.

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Dictionaries
Statistical Abstract

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Published since 1878, data are provided by many federal agencies as well as private organizations.

Access is freely available to all.
Statistics
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STAT!Ref

Cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core textbook titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools.

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General Sites
SpringerImages

From Springer, the second-largest publisher of STM journals. This collection of free images is a subset of the full collection, which includes over 1.5 million photos, graphs, and figures.

Access is freely available to all.
General Sites
Social Explorer

Provides access to demographic information about the United States from 1790 to the present. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.

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Social Sciences
Smoking & Health Resource Library

Contains abstracts of tobacco-related articles from medical and professional journals; books and book chapters; dissertations; reports; conference proceedings and conference papers; government documents from federal, state, local, and foreign entities.

Access is freely available to all.
Substance-Related Disorders
skinsight

Insight from experts about treating and caring for your skin.

Access is freely available to all.
Dermatology
SESTAT (Scientist and Engineer Statistics Data System) Access is freely available to all. Statistics
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SEER: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results

Source for cancer statistics in the United States.

Access is freely available to all.
Neoplasms
SearchingRadiology.com™

A Google Custom Search Engine that indexes peer-reviewed information from AJNR, AJR, Anatomy Atlases, BJR, eMedicine, EURORAD, Gray's Anatomy, Medcyclopaedia, Radiographics, and Radiology.

Access is freely available to all.
Radiology
Scitable

A free science library and personal learning tool presented by Nature Publishing Group.

Access is freely available to all.
Genetics
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.

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Chemistry
ScienceDirect®

Offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. Includes over 2500 peer-reviewed journals.

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General Sites