Biomedical Library Resources

Resource Title Restrictions Categories Index
AccessMedicine - Access Medicine contains full-text medical books (including Hurst's The Heart, Harrison's Online and Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease), a USMLE study resource, Practice Guidelines, Case Files, patient education information, and current health news. 
USA ID Ebooks, Medicine, Cases A
AccessNeurology - AccessNeurology is an online neurology resource covering the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content – it includes access to procedural videos, self-assessment, and leading neurology textbooks. USA ID Ebooks, Medicine, Cases A
AccessPediatrics - AccessPediatrics is a pediatrics education and training resource featuring leading pediatrics textbooks, multimedia, Q&A, algorithms, and case studies. USA ID Ebooks, Videos, Cases, Medicine A

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AccessScience - Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. Provided through Alabama Virtual Library. USA ID Basic Sciences, Medicine A
AccessSurgery - Access Surgery is an integrated online resource that provides quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. USA ID Ebooks, Medicine A
Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy USA ID Anatomy A (formerly Primal Pictures) - powered by Primal Pictures is 3D human anatomy medical software containing a large collection of highly detailed images and animations.  USA ID Study/Test Prep, Images/Imaging A
Bates Visual Guide - Bates Visual Guide contains head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques featuring Bate's physical examinations skills videos, as well as OSCE Clinical Skills videos. USA ID Videos, Study/Test Prep B
Biological Abstracts - Indexing and abstracting for life sciences. Includes links to full text articles in ScienceDirect, BioOne1, and other databases USA ID Basic Sciences B
Case Files - The Case Files Collection provides the complete collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and post-graduate level cases from 23 Case Files® series books.  USA ID Cases C
CDC Data & Statistics - CDC Data & Statistics presents a wide array of statistical health data provided by topic as well as a selection of health information collecting tools and resources. Public Data/Statistics, Public Access C
CINAHL - CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health) indexes nearly 2000 journals from the nursing and allied health fields and contains full-text journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, practice standards, educational software, book chapters and Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Advanced Search Tutorial, Help Sheets, Using CINAHL/MESH Subject Headings. USA ID Nursing, Systematic Reviews, Allied Health, Journal Articles, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy C
ClinicalKey - Clinical Key provides access to medical and surgical journals and e-books along-side guidelines, point-of-care resources, drug monographs,videos, images, and patient education documents. (One must create a free login to download PDF documents.)  USA ID Ebooks, Drugs, Guidelines, Medicine C
Clinical Pharmacology - Clinical Pharmacology provides exhaustive drug information including current reports, drug identification tools, monographs, patient education materials and clinical calculators among other things. Tutorial USA ID Drugs, Point of Care C
Cochrane Library - Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases specializing in high-quality, evidence based articles and systematic reviews. Basic Tutorial, Advanced Tutorial USA ID Systematic Reviews, Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine, Psychiatry C
CRD Databases - CRD Databases includes resources such as DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), NHS EED (National Health Service Economics Evaluation Database) and HTA (Health Technology Assessment). Guide to Searching Public Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Summaries, Public Access, Medicine C
DSM-V - Includes the DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, and Guía de Consulta de los Criterios Diagnósticos del DSM-5 USA ID  Ebooks, Psychiatry, Medicine D
EBSCO Databases - The EBSCO Database collection includes CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Alt HealthWatch. USA ID Journal Articles, Ebooks E
EBSCO Ebook Collections - The EBSCO EBook collections consists of the eBook Collection and the eBook Academic Collection. USA ID Ebooks E
ECRI Guidelines Trust - A publicly available web-based repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date, clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies.  Public Evidence-Based Summaries, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Guidelines E
EndNote - is a free online citation manager that users may access from any computer. Paired with the Microsoft Word plugin, EndNote Web also allows users to cite references from their list of citations and to automatically create a bibliography while writing. USA ID Citation Management E
Epistemonikos - "Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence." Public Evidence-Based Summaries, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Guidelines, Systematic Reviews, Point of Care, Public Access E
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) Database - ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Public   E
Exam Master OnLine - Exam Master Online provides test preparation software for medical students (USMLE exams), residents (USMLE and Board Certification), and physicians (Board Certification and SPEX).  To register users must use their USA email address ( - or USA ID Study/Test Prep, Medicine, Cases E
First Search - First Search includes the databases: WorldCat, Article1st, Contents1st, ECO (full text scholarly journals online), ERIC, Proceedings, GPO, and more. USA ID Journal Articles F
GARD Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center - GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish. Public Consumer Health, Public Access G
Google Scholar - Link for USA students, faculty and staff (full-text access). Google Scholar provides a way to search a large number of scholarly literature citations using the familiar Google search interface. USA ID Journal Articles, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy G
Google Scholar - Public Link (USA patrons use link above to connect to full text.) Public Public Access, Journal Articles, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy G
Google Scholar Metrics -  Google Scholar Metrics gathers, analyzes and ranks citations providing an overview of the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications of different academic disciplines. Public Citation Analysis/Journal Ranking, Public Access G
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) @ OVID - Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) features information on information-gathering tools for clinicians. These include questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating, and coding schemes among other tools. USA ID Instruments & Protocols, Psychiatry, Nursing,  Allied Health, Medicine H - collects health data, both new and old, from numerous government resources (CDC, NIH, FDA etc.) making it readily available to the public.  Public Data/Statistics, Public Access H
JAMAevidence - JAMAevidence provides resources on evidence-based medicine to help decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care. USA ID   J
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Evidence-Based Practice Database - The JBI Evidence Based Practice Database contains systematic reviews, evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols, and technical reports all searchable through the Ovid interface. USA ID Nursing, Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Summaries, Allied Health J
Journal Citation Reports - Journal Citation Reports provides systematic, quantifiable data evaluating leading scholarly journals and their impact on the research community.  USA ID Citation Analysis/Journal Ranking J
JoVE Science Education: JoVE educational videos empower effective teaching of science concepts and laboratory methods in undergraduate and graduate courses at universities and colleges. These videos enable quick in-depth comprehension of complex STEM subjects to increase student engagement and learning outcomes, and support innovative teaching initiatives such as blended learning and flipped classroom. USA Libraries subscribe to: General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Cell Biology     J
JoVE Research products (journals):  Filmed at the world’s top scientific institutions, JoVE videos bring to life the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments enabling efficient learning and replication of new research methods and technologies. USA Libraries subscribe to: Biology, Immunology & Infection, and Medicine     J
LactMed - LactMed is a National Institutes of Health sponsored database containing information on drugs and other chemicals that people who breastfeed may be exposed and the possible adverse effects they might have on nursing infants.  Public Drugs, Public Access, Consumer Health L
Lexidrug - Lexidrug is a drug database offering drug monographs, dose calculators, interaction and toxicology information, IV compatibility, drug ID, and patient education materials. USA ID Drugs, Point of Care L
LoVE (Living OVerview of the Evidence) - LoVE is a platform that maps and organizes all of the best evidence (i.e. systematic reviews) relevant for making health decisions. (from the Epistemonikos database).    Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Systematic Reviews L
MedGen - MedGen is NCBI's database for information related to medical genetics and links together sources including GeneReviews, OMIM, the NIH Genetic Testing Registry, medical and others.  Public Genetics, Public Access, Medicine M
MEDLINE @ OVID - MEDLINE@OVID is OVID's searchable interface for the MEDLINE database which contains over 16 million references published in more than 5200 biomedical journals from around the world.  USA ID Journal Articles, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy M - is a National Institutes of Health database dedicated to consumer health information using layman's terminology. Public Consumer Health, Videos, Public Access M
Micromedex - Micromedex is a source for evidence-based, clinical care information on topics including drugs, pediatrics, diseases, and toxicology to name a few. USA ID Drugs, Point of Care M
NCBI Bookshelf - NCBI Bookshelf is a freely-available, searchable collection of life sciences electronic books and documents. Public Public Access, Ebooks N
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) eBook Collection - This essential Neonatal Resuscitation eBook Collection includes the following titles: Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation®, in English and Spanish, Guidelines for Perinatal Care, PCEP: Neonatal Care, PCEP: Specialized Newborn Care, Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients USA ID Ebooks, Medicine, Nursing N
NIH Data Sharing Repositories - NIH Data Sharing Repositories includes organized, study-specific collections of specialized, biomedical-related data. Public Public Access, Data/Statistics, Genetics N
The NNT - The NNT (Number-Needed-to-Treat) contains evidence-based summaries featuring the Number Needed to Treat and the Number Needed to Harm for a range of common conditions, including diagnosis and therapy sections. Introduction Public Public Access, Evidence-Based Summaries, Medicine T
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) - OMIM or the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man is an searchable, online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Public Public Access, Genetics, Basic Sciences O
OTSeeker - OTSeeker is a database containing occupational therapy related systematic reviews, randomized control trials and other related resources. Public Public Access, Allied Health, Systematic Reviews, Journal Articles, Occupational Therapy O
OVID Databases - OVID Databases include OVID MEDLINE, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Mental Measurements Yearbook, OVID Healthstar, GeoRef, the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, Mental Measurements Yearbook as well as a large collection of electronic books and journals. USA ID Journal Articles, Ebooks O
Oxford Reference Center - Oxford Reference Center is a searchable collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works spanning over 25 subject areas. USA ID Ebooks O
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database - PEDro is a free database of randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health. Search Help Public Public Access, Allied Health, Systematic Reviews, Physical Therapy P
PrepSTEP - This database includes test preparation materials for the MCAT, NCLEX, and other allied health exams. USA ID Study/Test Prep, Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine P
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global USA ID   P
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses@USA - Provides access to the dissertations and theses from graduate students at the University of South Alabama USA ID   P
PsycINFO - PsycINFO collects abstracts of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. The database contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and cited references from across the behavioral and social sciences. USA ID Psychiatry, Journal Articles P
PubMed - PubMed provides free, public access to the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE, a database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare systems, and pre-clinical sciences.   USA ID Journal Articles, Nursing, Allied Health, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Medicine P
R2 Library - R2 Library includes an online full-text collections of biomedical science electronic books. Subject areas include: allied health, consumer health, medicine and nursing.  USA ID Ebooks, Cases R

REDCap / USA Campus -  Personal Health Information [PHI] is required to be de-identified in this instance of REDCap.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an easy-to-use, secure, web-based application for capturing, using, and sharing research or performance improvement data. Video Tutorials

USA ID Data Collection/Management

REDCap / USA Health System -  HIPAA compliant and more appropriate for Health System users/projects, e.g. clinically-based.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an easy-to-use, secure, web-based application for capturing, using, and sharing research or performance improvement data. Video Tutorials

USA ID Data Collection/Management
Rehab+ - Rehab+ is a searchable physical therapy database and email alert service provided by McMaster University. Although this is a free resources users must create an account in order to use that database. Public Physical Therapy, Systematic Reviews, Journal Articles, Public Access, Allied Health R
Rehab Measures - The Rehabilitation Measures Database was developed to help clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes. It provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of psychometric properties, instructions for administering and scoring, a representative bibliography, and, whenever possible, a copy of the instrument. Public Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Instruments & Protocols, Public Access R
Sage Nursing Video Collection - "75+ hours of video foster clinical skills and teach nursing students to better understand and care for the whole patient. " USA ID Nursing, Videos S
Science Direct - Science Direct offers full-text access to journals from 16 fields of science, including the social sciences. Full-text is available from approximately 600 journals subscribed to by the University of South Alabama. USA ID Journal Articles, Ebooks, Basic Sciences S
SciFinder - SciFinder includes journal and patent citations along with organic and inorganic substance information. Users must register with CAS from a campus computer and receive a login name and password using their USA email address to use this resource.  To use SciFinder you must register at an on-campus computer for access at SciFinder Registration.  We have upgraded our SciFinder access to the new Scifinder-n platform! This includes PatentPak and MethodsNow as well as improved functionality.  USA ID Basic Sciences, Journal Articles S
Scopus - Scopus is a database covering a multidisciplinary collection of scientific information covering over 14,000 peer-reviewed titles from 4,000 publishers. USA ID   S
SPI-Hub™: Scholarly Publishing Information Hub - Provides indicators of journal scholarship expressed through metadata in 25 fields (e.g., indexing status in biomedical databases, stated adherence to publishing policies/best practices, reporting of open access policies such as fees and licensing options), which can be viewed throughout SPI-Hub™ by simply selecting a journal title. Public   S
SPORTDiscus - SPORTDiscus provides a comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. USA ID Journal Articles, Medicine, Physical Therapy S
Springer Link - Springer Link is a database containing protocols, e-books, journal articles. It also indexes content not owned by University. USA ID Journal Articles, Ebooks, Instruments & Protocols, Basic Sciences S
Trip Database - TRIP Database is an evidence-based database designed to answer clinical questions. By creating a free account in Trip Database and marking your institution as University of South Alabama, you will have full text article linker access in your results. Public Journal Articles, Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Summaries, Guidelines, Public Access T
UpToDate - UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource. It covers over 10,500 topics in over 20 medical specialties and includes more than 28,000 graphics, more than 400,000 references and a drug database. Demo USA ID Point of Care, Evidence-Based Summaries, Medicine, Psychiatry, Nursing, Allied Health U
Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas - A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body. Public Anatomy V
VisualDx - VisualDx is  differential diagnosis tool, focusing on visualization of diseases. It is also an educational resource for health sciences students and residents and can be used as a point-of-care reference. Tutorials USA ID Images/Imaging, Point of Care V
Web of Science - Index of scholarly publications covering sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Also provides access to InCites, Journal Citation Reports, EndNote Web, and Publons. USA ID Allied Health, Basic Sciences, Citation Analysis/Journal Ranking, Medicine, Nursing W