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ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies), The – Available only by subscription.

Abstracts in Anthropology – Available only by subscription.

Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases – Available only by subscription.

Academic Search Premier – Available only by subscription.

Adis PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News – Available only by subscription.

ADOLEC, Literature on Adolescence Health – Access is freely available to all. Bibliographic database that contains articles related to adolescence, produced by the Pan American Health Organization.

AEGIS (AIDS Education Global Information System) – Access is freely available to all. Gateway to information about AIDS and HIV - its prevention, treatment and management - that is updated hourly. It features links to daily news reports, fact sheets and personal stories.

African Index Medicus – Access is freely available to all. International index to African health literature and information sources.

AgeLine® – Available only by subscription. Database of literature focused on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging.

AGRICOLA – Access is freely available to all. The National Agricultural Library's free online catalog. Provides citations to agricultural literature.

Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH) – Access is freely available to all. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a collection of links to databases, journals, and Web sites focused on alcohol research and related topics.

Alcohol Studies Database – Access is freely available to all. Contains over 70,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials.

Alt HealthWatch – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Aqualine – Available only by subscription.

ASFA, Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts – Available only by subscription. Abstracts from over 5,000 journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, and translations related to aquatic sciences. Topics include aquaculture, aquatic pollution, conservation, fisheries, marine biotechnology, oceanography, and wildlife management.

BCERF, Environmental Risk Factor Database – Access is freely available to all. Database for bibliographic information on environmental risk factors topics.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Bibliography – Access is freely available to all. Selected articles related to BRFSS and other self-reported data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bibliography of Asian Studies – Available only by subscription.

BiblioMap: Health Promotion References – Access is freely available to all. The EPPI-Centre systematic reviews on several aspects of health promotion.

Biological Abstracts® – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Coverage of the world's published biological and biomedical research, including traditional areas of biology (botany, zoology and microbiology), as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, and environmental studies.

Biological Sciences – Available only by subscription.

Biology Digest – Available only by subscription.

CAB Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Cancer Publications Available Online – Access is freely available to all. Current online cancer publications produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CancerLit – Access is freely available to all. Links from the National Cancer Institute to perform cancer-related searches in PubMed.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications – Access is freely available to all. A searchable database of federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

CDC Wonder – Access is freely available to all. A portal of links to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.

Chemical Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Chemical Safety NewsBase – Available only by subscription.

Chicano Database – Available only by subscription.

CINAHL with Full Text – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health) provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. More than 1600 journals are regularly indexed.

CISILO – Available only by subscription.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. CCRCT is a database of definitive clinical trials identified by the Cochrane Collaboration. Only randomized control trials and/or controlled clinical trials are included.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Articles focus on randomized control trials, controlled clinical trials, products of evidence-based review by ACP Journal Club or National Health Services.

Cochrane Library (Cochrane Collaboration) – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

CPDB (Carcinogenic Potency Database) – Access is freely available to all. A searchable database of quantitative and qualitative analyses of published literature relating to chronic, long-term animal cancer tests. Contains materials published through 1997/98 by the National Cancer Institute and the National Toxicology Program.

Criminal Justice Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Current Advances in Ecological & Environmental Sciences – Available only by subscription.

Current Index to Statistics – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields, from 1974-present.

Dairy Science Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Abstracts of non-Cochrane systematic reviews. Part of Ovid's Evidence Based Medicine Reviews Collection.

DESASTRES, Disaster Documentation Center Collection – Access is freely available to all.

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology (DART/ETIC) – Access is freely available to all.

Dissertation Abstracts – Available only by subscription. Subject, title, and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861.

DOE Information Bridge – Access is freely available to all.

DoPHER, Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews – Access is freely available to all.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Publications – Access is freely available to all. Publications from the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

EconLit – Available only by subscription.

ECOTOX – Access is freely available to all. Database of the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection agency providing single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life.

Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH) – Access is freely available to all. Provides a wide range of materials on construction safety and health. The goal is to improve safety and health for construction workers by making such information easy to obtain. The development of eLCOSH is supported through a grant from NIOSH.

EMBASE – Available only by subscription.

ERIC – Access is freely available to all. Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, ERIC provides access to over 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles in the area of education.

EthnoMed – Access is freely available to all.

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network Multilingual Library – Access is freely available to all.

Expanded Academic ASAP – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Provides access to more than 3500 indexed and full-text periodical titles in all disciplines, the majority of which are peer-reviewed.

Forest Products Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Forestry Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

General Reference Center Gold – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Coverage begins in 1980. Integrates a variety of sources: newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, and hobbies.

Genomics Reports and Publications – Access is freely available to all. Publications from CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) including annual reports, books, and scientific articles.

GEOBASE – Available only by subscription.

Global Health – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Indexes over 16,000 serial sources. Provides an alternative, complementary point of reference for the areas of communicable and tropical diseases, parasitology, human nutrition, community and public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants.

Google™ Scholar – Access is freely available to all. Search diverse sources for scholarly literature (books, articles and abstracts, etc.) in a wide range of disciplines. Access full-text through the library's Get it service.

GPO Access – Access is freely available to all.

Health & Wellness Resource Center – Available only by subscription. A collection of online books, journals, magazines and pamphlets about alternative and complimentary therapies. Materials are geared for both consumers and health care professionals.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Information on measurement instruments in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HAPI assists researchers and educators to identify measures needed for research studies and grant proposals.

Health Communication Materials Database – Access is freely available to all. Database of health communication materials including pamphlets, posters, audiotapes, videos, training materials, job aids, electronic media, and other media/materials designed to promote public health.

Health Reference Center Academic – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries – Access is freely available to all. Provides pre-formulated PubMed search strategies to find published literature to support achieving Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Helminthological Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine – Available only by subscription.

HIV Prevention Program Evaluation Materials Database – Access is freely available to all. Information about a variety of HIV prevention program evaluation resources appropriate to community-based organizations, health departments, capacity-building assistance providers, CDC staff, and other HIV prevention providers.

HLAS, Handbook of Latin American Studies – Access is freely available to all.

HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Text) – Access is freely available to all.

HuGE Literature Finder – Access is freely available to all. Search engine for finding published literature on genetic associations and other human genome epidemiology. The list of selected articles can be redirected to PubMed. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Index to Scientific Reviews® – Available only by subscription.

Index Veterinarius – Available only by subscription.

IndMED – Access is freely available to all. Bibliographic database covering prominent peer-reviewed Indian biomedical journals.

INIS, International Nuclear Information System – Available only by subscription.

Inpharma – Available only by subscription.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences – Available only by subscription.

International Development Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

IPA (International Pharmaceutical Abstracts) – Available only by subscription.

LegalTrac – Available only by subscription.

LexisNexis® Academic – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. LexisNexis® provides five databases of full-text news items, company and financial information, federal, state, and international legal materials, medical and general reference sources.

LILACS, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science – Access is freely available to all. Published since 1982. Registers the health scientific-technical literature published by Latin American and Caribbean authors.

Maternal and Child Health Library – Access is freely available to all.

MathSciNet – Available only by subscription.

MD Consult – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. MD Consult includes a number of electronic information resources (reference books, journals, practice guidelines, etc.) that meet the clinical content needs of physicians and other health care professionals.

MedlinePlus – Access is freely available to all. Consumer health information on more than 700 topics provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Mental Measurements Yearbook – Available only by subscription.

MICROMEDEX® – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. MICROMEDEX provides access to drug information, drug interactions, dosing tools, toxicology information, patient handouts, acute care and reproductive risk databases.

National Ag Safety Database (NASD) – Access is freely available to all. A national central repository of agricultural health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community and especially for agricultural safety specialists. The database is maintained by the Southern Coastal Agromedicine Center.

National Center for Health Statistics – Access is freely available to all. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency, compiling statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) Publications – Access is freely available to all. Searchable database of all publications that have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authors within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Virtual Library – Access is freely available to all.

National Guideline Clearinghouse – Access is freely available to all. A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, the National Guideline Clearinghouse is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism Library – Access is freely available to all.

National Newspaper Index – Available only by subscription.

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Materials – Access is freely available to all. Information about educational materials tailored to a variety of audiences and focusing on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. Some of the items are available through NPIN and can be ordered online. From the National Prevention Information Network.

Native Health Database – Access is freely available to all. Bibliographic resources for health and health care of Native Americans. From the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.

NewsBank NewsFile – Available only by subscription.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED) – Access is freely available to all. Provides citations and critical abstracts to studies focusing on the economic evaluation of health care. Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York.

NIOSHTIC-2 – Access is freely available to all. Searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and other communication products supported in whole or in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC.

NLM Gateway – Access is freely available to all.

NTIS, National Technical Information Service – Access is freely available to all.

Oceanographic Literature Review – Available only by subscription.

OncoLink – Access is freely available to all.

PAIS, OCLC Public Affairs Information Service – Available only by subscription.

Physical Education Index – Available only by subscription.

PILOTS Database – Access is freely available to all. Index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.

Pollution Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

POPLINE® – Access is freely available to all. Database on reproductive health, providing more than 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.

Population Index – Access is freely available to all.

Poultry Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Protozoological Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

PsycARTICLES – Available only by subscription.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Nearly 575 full text publications covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

PsycINFO® (1967 - present) – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Citations with abstracts to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Journal coverage includes material selected from approximately 2000 periodicals.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL) – Access is freely available to all. Content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files. Many images are copyright protected.

PubMed – Access is freely available to all. Public access database to citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset – Access is freely available to all. Succeeds IBIDS database. Limits PubMed search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.

PubMed Health – Access is freely available to all. Provides summaries and full-text of selected systematic reviews on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

RAND Books and Publications – Access is freely available to all.

Reactions Weekly – Available only by subscription.

REPIDISCA – Access is freely available to all. Citations, emphasizing documents produced in Latin America and the Caribbean, on the topics of environmental health, water supply and wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes, and healthy cities.

Reports of the Surgeon General, The – Access is freely available to all.

ReproLine®: Reproductive Health Online – Access is freely available to all.

Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health – Access is freely available to all.

Review of Agricultural Entomology – Available only by subscription.

Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology – Available only by subscription.

Review of Plant Pathology – Available only by subscription.

Risk Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Rural Development Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

SafetyLit – Access is freely available to all. Abstracts from scholarly peer reviewed journals, selected reports from government agencies, university-based research centers, and professional organizations on injury prevention research. Maintained at San Diego State University.

Sage Family Studies Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Sage Race Relations Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Science Citation Index Expanded – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Covers 150 scientific areas. Includes 5,900 journals from medical research and clinical fields as well as from the "hard" sciences. Investigate particular subjects and see who is citing specific articles and authors.

SciFinder® – Access is restricted to UMMS workstations or by proxy service. A research tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases for literature from many scientific disciplines. SciFinder is now on the web; the client will not be available after 3-15-09. Contact Sally.Gore@umassmed.edu for a personal login and password.

SEER, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results – Access is freely available to all.

SIGLE (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) – Available only by subscription.

Smoking & Health Resource Library – Access is freely available to all. 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.

Social Sciences Citation Index® – Available only by subscription.

Social Services Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Social Work Abstracts Plus – Available only by subscription.

Sociological Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

SPORTDiscus™ – Available only by subscription. Database of sport, health, fitness, and sports medicine literature.

STD Communications Database – Access is freely available to all. A tool to help public health practitioners create specialized sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention programs. From the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sugar Industry Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Toxicology Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

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

TOXLINE – Access is freely available to all.

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network) – Access is freely available to all. National Library of Medicine's portal to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

TRIS (Transportation Research Information Service) – Access is freely available to all. Bibliographic database of published transportation-related research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. Many links go to full-text sources.

TRoPHI, Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions – Access is freely available to all. 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).

Tropical Diseases Bulletin – Available only by subscription.

Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) – Access is freely available to all.

Veterinary Bulletin – Available only by subscription.

Violence & Abuse Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Virology and AIDS Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Water Resources Abstracts (Selected) – Access is freely available to all. Database of bibliographic citations and other resources published by the U.S. Geological survey.

Weed Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Wilson Business Abstracts – Available only by subscription.

Wilson General Science Index – Available only by subscription.

WorldCat – Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service. Check other libraries nationally and internationally for books, journals, audiovisuals and electronic media.

Zoological Record – Available only by subscription.