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- AccessMedicine Collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books, also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.
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- MedlinePlus MedlinePlus is produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in plain language. An excellent source for patient information.
- Natural Medicines A peer-reviewed, authoritative source for information on complementary and integrative therapies. It is composed of 7 distinct databases: Food, Herbs Supplements, Health & Wellness, Sports Medicine, Comparative Effectiveness, Manufacturers, Commercial Products, and Medical Conditions.
- UpToDate A large, evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN topics. Designed to answer point-of-care clinical questions.
- Alt-Health Watch Includes literature on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
- CINAHL Plus with Full-Text comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.
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- Medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.
- PsycINFO Resource for psychology or counseling, published by the American Psychological Association.
- PubMed (MEDLINE) The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations.
- Web of Science Large collection of data, books, journals, proceedings and patents, across disciplines including multidisciplinary research.
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