A–Z List of Selected Health/Life Sciences Databases and Resources
Academic Universe (LexisNexis®) UCLA only
Full-text news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Also useful for finding full text of current performing arts and media industry news in major newspapers. Includes some Who’s Who titles for Europe and Russia. The keyword search function provides access to the full text of 25 medical and health journals. (NOTE: Database is unavailable every Saturday night/Sunday morning, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Pacific time.)
AccessMedicine UCLA only
Provides access to authoritative and current medical data, updated daily. The central resource comprises databases of medical texts covering internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more.
African HealthLine UCLA only
African HealthLine (AHA) is a collection of bibliographic databases on African health issues. AHA offers access to a unique collection of sources including many from Africa and covering all aspects of African health issues.
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural Online Access)
AGRICOLA is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. The database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from 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.
Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: Amino acids; biochemical applications in water treatment, pollution and industrial hygiene; biopesticides; bioremediation in oil and chemical spills; breeding techniques; carbohydrates; cell culture; cytokines; enzymes and cofactors; fermentation; genetic engineering; good production and tests; immobilization; new product approval; non-polluting industrial lubricants; organic acids; patents; peptide hormones and other peptides; proteins; soil microorganisms; transgenic plants and animals; treatment and disposal of waste and sewage; and vaccines. The database is updated monthly and covers 3,000 abstracts per year. Coverage is from 1993 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Provides access to Federal resources on HIV/AIDS clinical research, HIV treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for health care providers and consumers. Includes Federally approved information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines; comprehensive database of government- and industry-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials; information about approved and experimental HIV/AIDS drugs and vaccines; Education and Resource Center, offering links and other downloadable resources.
AIDSLINE® (AIDS information onLINE)
AIDSLINE® is no longer available as a separate database. Citations to monographs (including books, audiovisuals, serials, book chapters, and meeting papers) are now in LOCATORplus. Citations to journals have been moved to PubMed. AIDS is a subset under Limits. Online citations to both types of AIDS literature (journal articles as well as monographs) are accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
Alt-PressWatch UCLA only
Alt-PressWatch is a full-text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press, which cover a broad spectrum of subject areas including the arts, media and popular culture, business and labor studies, education, environmental studies and ecology, global studies, history, journalism, literary and critical studies, political science, government and public policy, social science, and more. Coverage is from 1995 to the present.
ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality UCLA only
Coverage of aquatic pollution includes: methods and instruments, characteristics, behavior and fate, effects on organisms, and prevention and control. Coverage of environmental quality includes: environmental changes, mechanical and natural; protective measures and control; conservation, wildlife management, and recreation; and public health, medicines, and dangerous organisms. The database is updated monthly and covers 7,200 abstracts per year. Coverage is from 1990 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Associations Unlimited (GaleNet) UCLA only
The GaleNet Associations Unlimited database (also known as the Encyclopedia of Associations) contains information on U.S. and international associations, U.S. regional, state and local associations, and U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations. The database also includes addresses, contact information, descriptions, publications, membership information, etc.
ATSDR’s Hazardous substance release/health effects database (HazDat)
See Hazardous substance release/health effects database (HazDat).
ATSDR’S Toxicological Profiles UCLA only
Constantly updated, ATSDR’S Toxicological Profiles (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - U.S. Public Health Service) translates over 40,000 pages of data into a comprehensive, current, easy-to-use format on the mitigation of health effects, data gaps, and all available health data. Rigorously peer-reviewed, this work covers the toxicological effects of hazardous substances, chemicals, and compounds. Each profile includes an examination, summary, and interpretation of available toxicological and epidemiological data evaluations on the hazardous substance.
Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) UCLA only
Covers medically-oriented topics in bacteriology, including aggressins and toxins, animal bacteriology, antibacterial agents, antibiosis, antibiotics, cell structure and function, culture, ecology and distribution, genetics and evolution, human bacteriology, identification, immunology, invetebrate bacteriology, methodology, microbial symbiosis, plasmids, predation, taxonomy, and typing. Coverage is from 1982 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
BIOSIS Previews via ISI (1969–present) UCLA only
Contains citations to items in over 6,000 journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports, in all areas of the life sciences and biology. Many citations include abstracts.
Books in Print
See Global Books in Print.
The Cancer.gov™ database provides access to several cancer information resources, all produced by the National Cancer Institute. PDQ contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care; a registry of clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians and organizations that provide cancer care. CANCERLIT contains references and abstracts to the vast realm of cancer literature published in journal articles, meeting abstracts, books, and reports, from 1963 to the present. CancerTrials is a detailed clinical trials information resource, which includes helpful information on understanding and finding clinical trials.
CASREACT (SciFinder Scholar) UCLA only
SciFinder Scholar: Chemical Abstracts, Registry, and CASREACT databases require a downloaded client for either Apple Macintosh or MS Windows installed on a personal workstation. Searches by topic, author, CAS Registry number, patent number, and CAS abstract number. Other searches by chemical name, chemical structure, and formula. Contains reaction information for organic and organometallic reactions. SciFinder Scholar has more than 19 million citations and 22 million chemical substances. CASREACT coverage is from 1985 to the present.
CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) (National Archives and Records Administration version)
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Scholar) UCLA only
SciFinder Scholar: Chemical Abstracts, Registry, and CASREACT databases require a downloaded client for either Apple Macintosh or MS Windows installed on a personal workstation. Searches by topic, author, CAS Registry number, patent number, and CAS abstract number. Other searches by chemical name, chemical structure, and formula. Contains reaction information for organic and organometallic reactions. SciFinder Scholar has more than 19 million citations and 22 million chemical substances. Chemical Abstracts coverage is from 1967 to the present.
ChemFinder collects, organizes, indexes and displays information on chemical substances from over 250 sites, including physical property data and 2-D chemical structures, and links to sites with more information. The database is searchable by chemical name, formula, molecular weight, and CAS Registry Number. Chemical structures may be viewed in ChemDraw or Chem3D.
Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS) via TOXNET
This factual database, maintained by the National Cancer Institute, contains approximately 8,000 chemical records which include data on carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results of the chemicals. All data included are scientifically evaluated and fully referenced.
Chemicals in the Environment: OPPT Chemical Fact Sheets
The OPPT Chemical Fact Sheets are produced by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics to provide a brief summary of information on selected chemicals. The Fact Sheets cover each chemical’s identity, production and use, environmental fate, and health and environmental effects. They also include a list of laws under which the chemical is regulated, phone numbers, and the names of EPA offices and other agencies to contact for more information.
CHID Online (Combined Health Information Database)
CHID Online is an index to health information and health education resources produced by health-related agencies of the federal government. Coverage is from 1985 to the present.
CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) UCLA only
The CINAHL database provides access to the nursing and allied health literature and information from 1937 to the present. Material covered includes journals, books, dissertations, and reports.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. Check often for regular updates.
Cochrane Library UCLA only
The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews—evidence-based systematic reviews prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration which provide high quality information to people providing and receiving care and those responsible for research, teaching, funding, and administration at all levels.
Columbia Earthscape UCLA only
Columbia Earthscape, produced by Columbia University Press, covers the Earth Sciences, including Astronomy/Remote Sensing, Ecosystems and Environment, Geology and Seismology, Forestry, Meteorology and Climate, Oceanography, Paleontology, and relevent news on these topics from late 20th century to the present. The research tools on Earthscape include conference proceedings, seminars, lectures, and policy briefs; fully searchable databases, datasets and model systems; multi-media classroom resources; journal abstracts and selected full-text articles such as the full content of Today’s Earth News. In addition, Earthscape features the full text and images of books and selected chapters, arranged both by topic and by publisher.
Congressional Indexes 1789–1969 (LexisNexis®) UCLA only
Part of the Congressional Universe database, Congressional Indexes 1789–1969 provides citations to House and Senate legislative and investigative reports and documents, annual reports and statistical publications from Federal agencies, journals of the House of Representatives and Senate, administrative reports of both chambers of Congress, Senate Executive documents and reports, U.S. Congressional committee hearings, Unpublished Hearings from the Committees of the House and Senate (1823–1972), and U.S. Congressional Committee Prints.
Contemporary Women’s Issues UCLA only
The Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI) database provides full-text access to global information on women. Journals, newsletters, and research reports from non-profit groups, and government and international agencies are easily accessed through CWI. Information on women in over 190 countries is compiled in a single collection bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education, business administration and political science. Coverage is from 1992 to the present.
Researchers and the public can discover and interact with current and historical census data, almanac-style statistics, county business data, and a range of education, crime, election, and demographic information from several different federal and California State agencies. Counting California’s single interface integrates data and allows searching by topic, geography, title, and data provider. Some of the titles included in Counting California are: California Statistical Abstract, California Department of Finance; Census of Population and Housing, 1990 Summary Tape File 3 (California), U. S. Bureau of the Census; Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (California), U. S. Bureau of the Census; County Business Patterns, U. S. Bureau of the Census; Historical Census Populations of Places, Towns and Cities in California, 1850–1990, Demographic Research Unit, California Department of Finance; Legal Immigration to California, 1990–1998; Race/Ethnic Population Projections with Age and Sex Detail 1970–2040, Demographic Research Unit, California Department of Finance; and USA Counties, U. S. Bureau of the Census. This database is available via the California Digital Library.
Current Protocols UCLA only
A collection of laboratory manuals providing information on research and analytical procedures. Current Protocols Online provides a user-friendly search and retrieval interface to laboratory manuals considered to be the benchmark standard for scientific research methods in a number of different disciplines. Protocols covered include cell biology, cytometry, field analytical chemistry, food analytical chemistry, human genetics, immunology, magnetic resonance imaging, methods in materials research, molecular biology, neuroscience, nucleic acid chemistry, pharmacology, protein science, and toxicology.
Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Formerly the IBM Patent Server, the Delphion Intellectual Property Network provides access to the bibliographic data and text of all claims of numerous patents issued by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) from 1974 to the present, plus some patents issued from 1971 to 1973. Patent images are also available. The database is searchable by title, inventor, assignee, abstract, claims and agent.
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) via TOXNET
This database contains citations to journal articles covering birth defects and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology from 1989 to the present. DART is a continuation of the ETICBACK database, which provides the same coverage for information written from 1950 to 1989.
DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources onLINE)
DIRLINE®, the National Library of Medicine’s online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources, including organizations, research resources, projects, databases, and electronic bulletin boards concerned with health and biomedicine, is no longer available as a separate database. Citations are accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
Dissertation Abstracts International
See ProQuest Digital Dissertations.
Ecology Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: algae/lichens, animals, annelids, aquatic ecosystems, arachnids, arid zones, birds, brackish water, bryophytes/pteridophytes, coastal ecosystems, conifers, conservation, control, crustaceans, ecosystem studies, fungi, grasses, grasslands, high altitude environments, human ecology, insects, legumes, mammals, management, microorganisms, molluscs, nematodes, paleo-ecology, plants, pollution studies, reptiles, river basins, soil, taiga/tundra, terrestrial ecosystems, vertebrates, wetlands, and woodlands. Coverage is from 1982 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Ei Compendex Plus UCLA only
Ei Compendex Plus provides abstracts and full bibliographic citations for worldwide engineering and technical literature and encompasses all engineering disciplines, as well as related fields in science and management. The records in the database are drawn from over 2,600 published journals, conference proceedings and individual conference papers, technical reports, monographs, and other materials.
EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: pair transportation; defense programs; energy;; hazardous substances; land use; parks, refuges, and forests; research and development; roads and railroads; urban and social programs; and water. Coverage is from 1985 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences UCLA only
The encyclopedia consists of 3,000 signed articles contributed by 5,000 of the world’s leading scientists. All articles are peer-reviewed and rigorously edited before being added to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Extensive tables, and over 6,000 figures including illustrations and photographs, in color and black-and-white, illuminate the text. The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences is extensively cross-referenced and indexed, with an estimated 30,000 internal links and up to 180,000 index entries. The encyclopedia also includes an extensive list of key web sites.
Entrez: the Life Sciences Search Engine
Describes the Entrez Browser, an online database search engine for retrieving molecular biology-related citations and records from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases. Entrez accesses the molecular biology subset of the National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical articles, proteins from worldwide databases, and nucleotides from the NCBI GenBank. Includes search instructions and help files. Links to the NCBI home page and the GenBank Sequence Database home page. Accesses the Medline database.
ENVIROnetBASE UCLA only
To meet the needs of this increasingly interdisciplinary field, ENVIROnetBASE: Environmental Sciences Electronic Library provides you with the tools to broaden the scope of your research and help you do your job more effectively. You may have a shelf full of books and still need information from related disciplines. You will find it in this comprehensive online database. With the click of a mouse you will find critically acclaimed environmental resources. Anything and everything the environmental professional or researcher needs is here. Facts, figures, charts, tables, illustrations, even formulas and rules of thumb, this database has it all. ENVIROnetBASE offers a comprehensive selection of references that are cross-referenced, fully searchable, hyperlinked, and cross-indexed. New books are added monthly to increase the value of this one-stop resource.
Environmental Mutagen Information Center (EMIC) via TOXNET
This database contains citations to journal articles covering chemical, biological, and physical agents that have been tested for mutagenic or genotoxic activity published from 1991 to the present. EMIC is a continuation of the EMICBACK database, which covers literature published from 1950 to 1990.
Environmental RouteNet UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: aerospace and astronomy, pesticides and market news, aquatic sciences, biology, chemistry and chemicals, conservation, earth sciences, ecology and ecosystems, economics, energy, engineering, environmental management, forestry and botany, genetics and biotechnology, geology, government, hazardous waste, health and safety, international affairs, natural disasters, oceanography and physics. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management UCLA only
This database contains more than 1.1 million abstracts from more than 4,000 sources, including journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, technology reports, and books. It includes abstracts of all U.S. federal environmental impact statements indexed by subject, geographic area, statute, and agency. The abstracts include a description of the project, associated positive and negative consequences, and legal mandates. The covered subjects include air quality, industrial and hazardous waste, water pollution, waste management, risk assessment, and much more. Coverage is from 1967 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) UCLA only
The ERIC database provides citations in all areas of education, including adult, urban, rural, vocational, elementary, early childhood, handicapped, gifted, and higher education. Coverage is from 1966 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.
Ethnic NewsWatch UCLA only
The Ethnic NewsWatch database contains news, culture and history from 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Nearly 500,000 complete articles dating back to 1990 are available, along with archival material dating back to the mid 1980''s. More than 7,500 new articles are added each month. Ethnic NewsWatch is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages; more than 100,000 articles are in Spanish.
FORENSICnetBASE UCLA only
Whether you're looking for the latest techniques in forensic analysis, the right questions to ask an expert witness, or case studies to present in the classroom, chances are you'll find it on FORENSICnetBASE. Featuring works by DiMaio, Haglund, Sorg, Inman, Rudin, and Karch, FORENSICnetBASE brings an ever-growing number of essential forensic science and criminal justice references straight to your desktop.
GenderWatch UCLA only
GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch supports programs in business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, gender and women''s studies and more. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
Genetic Toxicology/Mutagenicity Data Bank (GENE-TOX) via TOXNET
This factual database is created and maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and contains genetic toxicology or mutagenicity data on about 3,000 chemicals. Data is based on expert peer-review of the scientific literature.
The Genome Database
This database is the central repository for genomic mapping data resulting from the Human Genome Initiative, storing data generated worldwide by researchers engaged with the Human Genome Project. The data is displayed as an encyclopedia of the human genome that is constantly updated, and includes descriptions of regions of the human genome and various maps of the human genome.
GeoRef UCLA only
The GeoRef database provides citations from over 3,500 journals, serials, maps, theses and dissertations, government publications, books, and reports in the fields of geology and geophysics, including information on energy sources, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, groundwater pollution, nuclear reactor sites, landslides, and erosion, as well as the history of the earth, the structure of the earth, the study of ore deposits, and geostatistics.
GIDEON: Global Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Network UCLA only
A knowledge management tool to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and teaching of global infectious diseases.
Global Books in Print UCLA only
Global Books in Print offers a comprehensive and authoritative bibliographic database with some 5 million titles; 165,000 records on publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents; information on award winners and bestsellers; and over 500,000 full-text reviews. Global Books in Print is comprised of Bowker’s Books In Print database of titles available in the U.S. and Canada and Whitaker’s British Books In Print database of titles available in the U.K.
Global Health via CAB Direct UCLA only
A public health database emphasizing international health issues. Consists of the Global Health current file (1973 to present) and the Global Health archive (1908 to 1973), which also includes records from the British Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases up to 1983. 80% of the database coverage is from journal articles, but it also covers books, conference proceedings, bulletins, reports and theses.
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) via TOXNET
This factual database is organized into approximately 4,500 individual chemical records, and focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. All data included in the database are peer-reviewed and include information about human exposure levels, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas.
Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects (HazDat)
HazDat is the scientific and administrative database developed to provide access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.
Health & Safety Science Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: occupational safety and health; transportation; environmental and ecology; food and drugs; pesticides; natural disasters, civil defense, and emergency management; fire safety; radiation and electrical safety; consumer and recreation safety; ergonomics and human factors; diseases, injuries and trauma; epidemology and public health; medical safety; toxicology; and civil and structural engineering. Coverage is from 1981 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
HealthSTAR (HEALTH Services, Technology, Administration, and Research)
HealthSTAR is no longer available as a separate database. Citations to journals have been moved to PubMed and are also accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
HISTLINE (HISTory of medicine onLINE)
HISTLINE is no longer available as a separate database. Citations to historical monographs (including books, audiovisuals, serials, book chapters, and meeting papers) are now in LOCATORplus. Citations to journals have been moved to PubMed. Online citations to both types of historical literature (journal articles as well as monographs) are accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
The History of Science, Technology, and Medicine database describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields. The database integrates four bibliographies: Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture), Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza, and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Updated quarterly, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine covers 1975 to the present.
HIV Sequence Database
The HIV Sequence Database focuses on four primary areas of interest to the AIDS research community: collecting HIV and related genetic sequence data (since 1987), providing a curatorial role in annotating this data, extensive computer analysis of HIV and related sequences, and publication of the data and analyses. The web site provides access to retroviral genetic sequence data, retroviral nucleotide and protein alignments, and the annual publication Human retroviruses and AIDS publication, available in PDF format. Nucleotide sequences appear in GenBank and EMBL formats, and protein translations in SWISS-PROT format.
HPV Database (Human Papillomaviruses Database)
The HPV Database collects, curates, analyzes, and publishes genetic sequences of papillomarviruses and related cellular poteins. This database contains nucleotide sequences that appeared in the annual data books Human Papillomaviruses, in both GenBank and EMBL formts, as well as protein translations of the coding regions, in SWISS-PROT format. The annual data books are also available as PDF documents.
HREX (Human Radiation Experiments Information Management System)
HREX is a collection of historical records on radiation experiment research from government agencies: Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The full text of the documents can be searched.
HSRPROJ (Health Services Research PROJects in progress)
HSRPROJ, which contains descriptions of research in progress funded by federal and private grants and contracts, is no longer available as a separate database. Citations are accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
IBM Patent Server
See Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General
IndexCat is the online version of the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office. This title was published from 1880–1961 in five series consisting of sixty-one volumes. The Index-Catalogue is the precursor to the MEDLINE and PubMed databases.
Industrial & Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: fermentation, microbial degradation, food microbiology, microbial toxins, plant diseases, post-harvest decay, plant protection, forestry, soil microorganisms, mineral microbiology, protection of materials, hydrocarbons, microbial resistance, and antimicrobial agents. Coverage is from 1982 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
InfoPOEMs®: The Clinical Awareness System UCLA only
InfoPOEMs consists of DailyPOEMs®, which can be searched or sent by e-mail Monday through Friday, and InfoRetriever©. The InfoRetriever database includes POEMs, Cochrane Database abstracts, web-based guidelines, treatment guideline summaries, clinical decision rules, diagnostic test calculators, H&PE calculators, the complete 5-Minute Clinical Consult, and an ICD-9 lookup tool including the 1,000 most commonly needed codes. Both sections can be searched online, or InfoRetriever can be downloaded to a PDA.
INSPEC® UCLA only
INSPEC is produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers and provides access to the world’s leading scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, and information technology. The INSPEC database offers access to international journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations and books. Producer-assigned classification codes, descriptors and identifiers enhance subject access. Retrieval may also be restricted to any of the print counterparts.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) via TOXNET
This factual database contains peer-reviewed data in support of human health risk assessment, compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Data is included on over 500 chemicals and includes such information as unit risks, oral reference doses, and inhalation reference concentrations.
ISIHighlyCited.com is a freely-available expert gateway to the world’s most highly-cited researchers. It provides important biographical information they have contributed about themselves and their achievements. Discover what top scientists are working on; identify key researchers, departments, and laboratories within a given field; track research trends through an author’s literature references; and locate potential collaborators, experts, or colleagues.
ISI Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
The Journal Citation Reports is an essential, comprehensive, and unique resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is both multidisciplinary and international, and incorporates journals from over 3,000 publishers in 60 nations. The JCR is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and the social sciences. JCR Web shows the relationship between citing and cited journals in a clear, easy-to-use framework.
LexisNexis® Academic Universe UCLA only
See Academic Universe (LexisNexis®).
LexisNexis® Statistical Universe UCLA only
See Statistical Universe (LexisNexis®).
LOCATORplus is the National Library of Medicine’s catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals and access points to other medical research tools.
Mammal Species of the World
Mammal Species of the World (MSW) contains the names of the 4,629 currently recognized species of mammals, in a taxonomic hierarchy that includes Order, Family, Subfamily, and Genus.
MD Consult UCLA only
A comprehensive online clinical information service to meet the growing demand of physicians for fast and easy access to medical information and services. Full text access to over 50 selected medical texts, more than 45 clinical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient handouts, CME materials, and daily medical updates customized to your specialty.
MEDLINE® is the National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database that contains over 15 million references to journal articles covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the preclinical sciences. Journal articles are indexed for MEDLINE from approximately 4,300 journals in 40 languages, dating from the mid-1950s to the present.
The National Library of Medicine developed MedlinePlus for use by both the patient and the healthcare professional. It provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and both generic and brand-name drugs. The site includes links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, a variety of medical dictionaries, a medical encyclopedia, several directories of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and information about clinical trials.
Mental Measurements Yearbook UCLA only via WebSPIRS
Mental Measurements Yearbook, from the Buros Institute, contains descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially available, standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests.
Microbiology Webbed Out
This free online textbook covers a wide range of topics: classification and phylogeny, the structure of procaryotes, nutrition and growth of bacteria, metabolism, host parasite relationships and disease, control of microbial growth, and bacterial genetics. Each chapter contains a broad introduction to the subject, followed by detailed text, tables, and color figures. Targeting the advanced undergraduate, this textbook will be an excellent online resource for educators and students alike.
MICROMEDEX UCLA only
The demand for clinical information is as varied as it is vast. Meeting the specific needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff can be an intimidating prospect. Recognized worldwide, the MICROMEDEX® Healthcare Series is considered the standard of excellence in clinical healthcare information. Its comprehensive, authoritative databases, unsurpassed in scope and reliability, are reviewed and evaluated by an international editorial board of practicing clinicians to ensure accuracy and relevance. Addressing the myriad of professional disciplines within every healthcare organization, our Healthcare Series delivers instant, point-of-care access to unequaled data tailored to meet your entire organization's needs. Delivered using a variety of flexible technology options, MICROMEDEX information helps increase efficiency and productivity, reduce medical errors, lower costs, and ultimately, improve patient care.
MIT CogNet: The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Community Online UCLA only
MIT CogNetTM offers a unique electronic community for researchers in cognitive and brain sciences. It provides current and classic resources in the field, and includes a lively interactive forum for today’s scholars, students, and professionals. CogNet is an innovative science resource made available through the collaborative efforts of the California Digital Library and the UC campuses.
National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS)
NEPIS allows searching or browsing of over 6,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) full-text documents by number or title, National Publications Catalog, or Technical Information Packages, using the Clarit search engine.
National Science Foundation Funded Projects
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants and Awards database contains information, including abstracts, for NSF awards.
Founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, this international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. For each therapy covered, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.
The NLM Gateway is a web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one web interface, providing “one-stop searching” for many of NLM’s information resources or databases. Currently, the NLM Gateway provides access to the following databases: MEDLINE PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE®, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
The PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International database provides international coverage of materials in government, international relations, legislation, political science, statistics, and related areas, published since 1972. It contains references to more than 470,000 journal articles, government documents, statistical directories, gray literature, research reports, conference reports, reports of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. Publications from more than 120 countries are included. Publications indexed are in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Coverage is from 1972 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.
Patent and Trademark Office Database (U.S. patent bibliographic database)
The database consists of the front pages of all U.S. patents issued from 1976 to the present (including utility, design, reissue, plant and SIR patents).
See Delphion Intellectual Property Network.
PDQ (Physician Data Query) via Cancer.gov
PDQ is a menu-driven database providing detailed information on the prognosis, staging, and treatment of all major tumor types, screening for common cancers, supportive care for common problems encountered in cancer patients, summaries of open and closed clinical trials, directories of physicians and organizations providing cancer care and information on investigational cancer drugs.
Philosopher’s Index UCLA only
The Philosopher’s Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. Coverage is from 1940 to the present.
The PILOTS Database via the National Center for PTSD
This database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Comprehensive coverage includes references to all journal articles, books, book chapters, and pamphlets published on the topic.
Pollution Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: air pollution, marine pollution, freshwater pollution, sewage and wastewater treatment, waste management, land pollution, toxicology and health, noise, radiation, and environmental action. Available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE)
POPLINE® provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues, including family planning technology and programs, fertility, and population law and policy from 1970 to the present with selected citations dating back to 1886. In addition, POPLINE focuses on particular developing-country issues including demography, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, primary health care communication, and population and environment. The database coverage is primarily English-language journal articles, books, and other publications.
ProQuest Digital Dissertations UCLA only
Index to doctoral dissertations from 1861 to the present, with abstracts since 1980. Includes Dissertation Abstracts International. A number of master’s theses are also indexed, with abstracts since 1988. Complete text of dissertations and theses from University of California campuses since 1997 is available at no charge to download in PDF format. The first 24 pages of all items since 1997 are available to preview at no charge. (UCLA students, faculty, and staff may request non-UCLA dissertations on interlibrary loan rather than purchase dissertations through this site.)
PsycINFO UCLA only
Citations and abstracts for articles in 1,300 professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. Most citations include abstracts. The producer, the American Psychological Society, offers a list of journals indexed for the database. Coverage is from 1840 to the present.
This search system provides access to the PubMed database of bibliographic information, which is drawn primarily from MEDLINE, which indexes articles from over 4,800 journals covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the preclinical sciences, dating from the mid-1950s to the present. In addition, for participating journals that are indexed selectively for MEDLINE, PubMed includes all articles from that journal, not just those that are included in MEDLINE. PubMed also includes journal articles from the following NLM databases: AIDSLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, and SPACELINE. Finally, PubMed also provides access to the molecular biology databases (nucleotide, protein, structure, taxonomy). It is expected that access to additional National Library of Medicine databases will be added in the future. For articles before the 1960s, try the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General
Risk Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: review article, models and forecasting, technological risks, natural hazards, biological risks, environmental risks, medical and environmental health, economics and organization, industrial and labor, policy and planning, sociological factors, and psychological aspects. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
Science Citation Expanded Index
See Web of Science.
Wiley Interscience Acronym Finder
The Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations or Acronym Finder online reference is provided within Wiley InterScience as a tool for the look up of acronyms and other short terms used in scientific works. The main method for locating a term is the Search function, which is displayed in a pop-up window when the Acronym Finder link is selected in the all product search box. The product also includes a Browse function that lets you view alphabetically arranged groups of acronyms. The third feature of the product is the Reference Tables, which includes tables of special acronym types such as mathematical and electrical symbols. Each acronym record includes a term, definition, and one or more subject categories such as Chemistry or Life Sciences. Some of the terms include special characters such as Greek or mathematical symbols or subscripted and superscripted characters that cannot be searched upon directly. For these terms, the Browse feature can be used to display an alphabetically arranged group of acronyms.
Social Sciences Citation Index
See Web of Science.
Social Services Abstracts UCLA only
Social Services Abstracts provides citations (with abstracts) of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Coverage is from 1980 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.
Sociological Abstracts UCLA only
The Sociological Abstracts database contains citations for articles from over 2,600 journals, books, conference papers, and dissertations in the sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Journal articles after 1974 contain abstracts. The database also includes Social Planning/Policy and Development Abstracts (SOPODA) as a sub-file, providing additional literature on policy issues topics ranging from violence to aging to disaster preparedness. Coverage is from 1963 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services.
Space Life Sciences
Space Life Sciences, a cooperative venture of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is no longer available as a separate database. Citations to monographs (including books, audiovisuals, serials, book chapters, and meeting papers) are now in LOCATORplus or the National Library of Medicine Gateway. Citations to journals have been moved to PubMed. “Space Life Sciences” is a subset under Limits. Online citations to both types of space literature (journal articles as well as monographs) are accessible through the National Library of Medicine Gateway.
Statistical Universe (LexisNexis®) UCLA only
Statistical Universe provides comprehensive access to statistical sources from over 200 federal agencies, 50 state governments, 100 international intergovernmental organizations, and 500 private and academic sources. Statistical Universe draws from American Statistics Index (federal statistics), Statistical Reference Index (state and private statistics), and Index to International Statistics (international intergovernmental statistics). The service allows users to search summaries of statistical publications, then link to the full text of selected publications on Statistical Universe and government web sites.
STAT!Ref UCLA only (IE 5.0+ or NS 6.0+)
STAT!Ref lets you cross-search more than 31 medical texts including Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and popular texts from McGraw Hill, Mosby, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and the MEDLINE database.
STATSnetBASE UCLA only
Large number of books in the field of statistics, including specialized resources in biological sciences and medicine and health sciences.
Structural Classification of Proteins
This site provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the structural and evolutionary relationships between all proteins whose structure is known.
THOMAS legislative information on the Internet
THOMAS provides access to current Congressional activity, all bills introduced in Congress from 1993 to the present (full text) and limited information about bills introduced from 1973 to the present, Congressional Record from 1993 to the present (full text), Congressional Record Index from 1994 to the present, and Committee Reports from 1995 to the present (full text).
Tobacco Control Archives
Sponsored by UCSF Library & Center for Knowledge Management—Department of Archives & Special Collections, the Tobacco Control Archives (TCA) is a central, organized source of information. TCA’s purpose is to collect, preserve, and provide access to papers, unpublished documents and electronic resources relevant to tobacco control issues, primarily in California.
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) via TOXNET
This annually compiled factual database contains information on the annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment, based upon data collection by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as mandated by the Superfund legislation. Data covered includes air, water, land, and underground injection releases; transfers to waste sites; waste treatment methods and efficiency; and source reduction and recycling, as reported by industrial facilities around the United States. Can be searched via TOXNET, a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
Toxicology Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: pharmaceuticals; food, additives, and contaminants; agro-chemicals; cosmetics, toiletries, and household products; industrial chemicals; metals; toxins and other natural substances; social poisons and drug abuse; polycyclic hydrocarbons; nitrosamines and related compounds; radiation and radioactive materials; methodology; and legislation and recommended standards. Coverage is from 1981 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
TOXLINE (TOXicology information onLINE) via CSA UCLA only
TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. This database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, papers and reports. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, information in the database is drawn from a number of discrete files including Toxicity Bibliography and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts; furthermore, it is a “rolling five-year” database, consisting of records from the last five years plus the current year.
For more extensive coverage, use TOXLINE via TOXNET, which goes back to 1965. Chemical substances can be searched by entering their corresponding CAS Registry Numbers and/or synonyms in this version of TOXLINE.
TOXNET, produced by the National Library of Medicine, is a cluster of databases containing factual information on toxicity, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory UCLA only
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory is a bibliographic database that indexes 250,000 serials published worldwide. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
See CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).
U.S. Department of Energy: Scientific and Technical Information
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) provides access to a wealth of energy, science, and technology research and development (R&D) information from the Manhattan Project to the present. The web site facilitates searching and accessing peer reviewed journal literature in the physical sciences and other energy-related disciplines.
U.S. Patent Bibliographic Database
See Patent and Trademark Office Database.
Water Resources Abstracts UCLA only
Major areas of coverage include: groundwater, lakes, estuaries, erosion and sedimentation, water supply and conservation, desalination, water yield improvement, water quantity management and control, watershed protection, water quality management, water resources planning, water law, and engineering works and hydraulics. Coverage is from 1967 to the present. The database is available via the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Internet Database Services. Select “Alphabetical List” as the subject area to search and perform either a quick or advanced search. On the next screen, click on Search Subfiles under the Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management heading.
WebMD Scientific American® Medicine (via STAT!Ref - IE 5.0+ or NS 6.0+) UCLA only
Scientific American® Medicine is a comprehensive, updated online text of internal medicine. It is continuously updated by leading physicians and provides doctors with the medical knowledge of top experts from leading universities in North America.
Web of Science UCLA only
Through the Web of Science, users can access the three ISI Citation Databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. These are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information indexed to allow searching for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article’s cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work, which lets you use a given work as if it were a subject term to identify more recent articles on the same topic.
The Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across over 150 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its SCI print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured. Coverage is from 1900 to the present.
The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world’s leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage is from 1956 to the present.
The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes over 1,100 of the world’s leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage is from 1975 to the present.
World Almanac via FirstSearch/OCLC UCLA only
The World Almanac database includes the contents of The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids. Coverage is from 1998 to the present.
WorldCat via FirstSearch/OCLC UCLA only
The WorldCat database includes citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, videotapes, etc., in a variety of languages. Coverage is from 1000 A.D. to present.
Zoological Record UCLA only
The world's most comprehensive index to zoological literature. Covers every aspect of zoology, including biochemistry, behavior, ecology evolution, genetics, etc. Over 4,500 international serials plus approximately 1,500 non-serial publications are currently monitored, including professional journals, magazines, newsletters, monographs, books, reviews, and conference proceedings. Coverage is from 1978 to the present.