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2. Agricola [UCSD Only]
1979-present. Covers agriculture and related disciplines. Good for soil chemistry, plant cell biochemistry and plant genetics. Useful for fisheries & aquaculture. [Full Description]
Quick Reference User Guide

3. Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)
Covers all aspects of alcohol abuse & alcoholism. Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Approximately 100,000 records. Contains research findings from the late 1960s to the present & historical research literature. [Full Description]

4. American Indian Ethnobotany Database
Comprehensive database of the plants used by Native American peoples for foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses (a total of over 44,000 items). This represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 different plant families. [Full Description]

5. Anthropology Plus [UCSD Only] [Starters]
19th century-present. Indexes articles from over 2500 scholarly journals, plus book chapters. Includes anthropology, archaeology, and related fields. Combines databases, ANTHROPOLOGICAL LITERATURE, and ANTHROPOLOGICAL INDEX [Full Description]
List of journals indexed

6. Applied Science & Technology Abstracts [UCSD Only] [Starters]
1983-present. Choose one or more Applied Sci&Technol checkbox(es) under database selection. Indexes almost 400 science and technology periodicals. Undergraduate focus. Log out when you are done. [Full Description]
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Applied Science and Technology Index 1958-1983 in print
Industrial Arts Index (previous title) 1940-1957 in print

7. Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture, & Fisheries Resources [UCSD Only] [Starters]
1978-present. Strongest coverage 1985-present; some coverage pre-1978. Indexes & provides some abstracts on biology, fisheries, and aquaculture for marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. [Full Description]
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8. Associations Unlimited (Encyclopedia of Associations) [UCSD Only]
Find any association by name, acronym, keyword or geographic location. Especially good for non-profit organizations and finding professional/trade associations. Includes national, regional and local organizations for the U.S. & international associations. [Full Description]

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9. Beilstein Crossfire [UCSD Only]
1881-present. Corresponds to the multivolume Handbook of Organic Chemistry. Search over 8,000,000 organic compounds by structure, reaction, or property values. Also available on S&E, SIO, BML InfoStations. Useful for marine natural products. [Full Description]
Using Beilstein at UCSD

10. Biosis Previews [UCSD Only]
1969 - present. Citations for over 6,000 journals, books, conference papers in biology & life sciences. Abstracts for research articles. Includes biological oceanography, marine biology, marine ecology, phycology. [Full Description]

Getting Started with UC-eLinks
List of Serials Covered (from BIOSIS)
Lists of Controlled Vocabularies (from BIOSIS)
Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

11. Books in Print [UCSD Only]
Global Books in Print lists some 5 million titles, including forthcoming and out-of-print; 165,000 records on publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents;information on award winners, bestsellers; and over 500,000 full-text reviews [Full Description]

12. Business Source Premier [UCSD Only]
Article database covering scholarly journals and trade magazines in business, management, finance, economics, accounting, marketing, and more. Also includes country, company, industry, and market reports. Many publications include online full-text. [Full Description]
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Source titles
User guide [large .doc file]

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13. CAM on PubMed
CAM on PubMed, a subset of PubMed, provides access to complementary and alternative medicine article citations from the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database. [Full Description]

14. CancerLit
More than 1.5 million citations and abstracts from biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. Produced by the National Cancer Institute.1960s - present. [Full Description]

15. CINAHL: Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature [UCSD Only]
1982 - present. Covers journal literature in nursing and allied health disciplines, including physical and occupational therapy, clinical nutrition, speech pathology. Please click the Logout button when done. [Full Description]
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16. Clinical Pharmacology [UCSD Only]
Detailed information on drugs approved for use in the US. For use at the UCSD School of Medicine, Medical Center, and UCSD Healthcare sites only. Includes product monographs,patient education, drug interaction information. [Full Description]

17. Cochrane Library [UCSD Only]
Evidence-based healthcare resource. Contains the full Cochrane Reviews as well as other related materials. Now available campus-wide with no need to log in. [Full Description]
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Cochrane Brochure (in PDF format)

18. Combined Health Information Database (CHID)-
CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. The database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. [Full Description]

20. Current Index to Statistics (CIS) [UCSD Only]
1974-present. Searchable bibliography of probability and statistics books and articles. IMS journals, JASA, American Statistician, and and Technometrics are indexed back to the 1950's. [Full Description]
Alternate search interface
Journals Indexed
List of Periodicals Indexed

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21. Digital Dissertations (Dissertation Abstracts) [UCSD Only]
1861-present. Lists most U.S. dissertations, and many dissertations and master's theses from Canada, Great Britain and continental Europe. Abstracts included 1980-present. Includes full text for all UC dissertations, at no charge, 1997-present. [Full Description]

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22. eFacts [UCSD Only]
eFacts is a searchable collection of full text drug information reference books including A to Z Drug Facts, Cancer Chemo Manual, Drug Facts and Comparisons, Drug Interaction Facts, Herbal Interaction Facts, and much more. [Full Description]

23. Entrez Cross-Database Search Page
Search all of NCBI's databases at once - PubMed, sequence databases, online books, many other data sets. This is the UCSD link to this service - search results from PubMed will include our links to e-journals and the UC libraries. [Full Description]
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24. ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) [UCSD Only]
1966-present. Covers all areas of education, including adult, urban, rural, vocational, elementary, early childhood, handicapped, gifted, and higher education. Includes citations and abstracts to journal articles (EJ) and documents (ED) in education. [Full Description]
ERIC via FirstSearch OCLC
ERIC via U.S. Dept of Education
Field Codes
How to get ERIC Documents

25. Expanded Academic ASAP [UCSD Only]
1980-present. From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Indexes scholarly journals, general interest periodicals, newsmagazines - many with full text and images. [Full Description]
Getting Started with UC-eLinks

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26. GrantSelect [UCSD Only]
Current funding opportunities provided by thousands of sponsoring agencies including NIH, NSF, Centers for Disease Control, foundations and other nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations, institutes, state agencies, and universities. [Full Description]

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27. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) [UCSD Only]
Information on measurement instruments such as questionnaires, checklists, rating scales, and other measures in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Please click Logoff when done. [Full Description]

28. Health and Wellness Resource Center [UCSD Only]
This resource provides popular and academic articles on fitness, medicine, nutrition, diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and prescription drugs. Additionally, this resource provides information from a number of reference sources. [Full Description]
Search Guides/Getting Started

29. Health Services / Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
Full text clinical practice guidelines, NIH Consensus Statements, NIH Technology Assessments, documents from the AIDS Treatment Information Center, SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols, and the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. [Full Description]

30. Health Services Research Filter for PubMed
Pilot test of a new search filter for PubMed which adds limiting terms to your search to focus the retrieval on health services research on quality or cost. Introduced 2/4/04. [Full Description]

31. HerbMed
HerbMed is an interactive, electronic herbal database that provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and the general public. [Full Description]

32. History of Science, Technology and Medicine [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Covers a wide range of topics in the history of science. [Full Description]
Getting Started with UC-eLinks

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33. IEEE Xplore [UCSD Only]
1988-present. Full-text access to IEEE & IEE transactions, journals, magazines, & conference proceedings, and current IEEE standards. Browse by journal title, conference name; search by author, subject, journal, affiliation. Citation link forward & back. [Full Description]
Online tutorial from IEEE

34. Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office. U.S. Army, series 1-5
1880-1961. Covers medical literature earlier than PubMed. Includes citations to literature in journals, books, dissertations. No UC E-Links are available - use Roger to see if we own the items you find. [Full Description]
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35. INSPEC [UCSD Only]
1969-present. Indexes articles in computers, electronics, biomedical, control, electrical and ocean engineering, physics, including geophysics, astronomy, acoustics. Also good for conference proceedings, IEEE standards, links to e-journals. [Full Description]
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A First Guide to INSPEC
Finding Conference Proceedings
Getting Started with UC-eLinks

36. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1970 - present. Comprehensive collection of information on drug use and development, from over 800 health journals throughout the world. [Full Description]
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Getting Started with UC-eLinks

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37. LexisNexis Academic [UCSD Only]
Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also company information, law reviews, court decisions. Coverage dates vary. Former name: Academic Universe. [Full Description]
Commands At A Glance (PDF)
Easy Steps To Success "Smart Card" (PDF)
General U.S. Newspapers in LexisNexis Academic
How Do I Search in a Specific Journal or Newspaper?
Master LexisNexis Source Locator
Publications Lists, Additions, Deletions
User Guide
User Guide (Advanced)

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38. MathSciNet [UCSD Only]
1940-present. Search Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. With links to electronic journals. Includes modelling & statistical methods in oceanography, climatology, ecology, etc. [Full Description]
MathSciNet Search Help
Quick Start Card

39. MDConsult [UCSD Only]
Full text of over 50 clinical reference textbooks, approximately 50 clinical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient education and more. Please log off when finished! [Full Description]
How to use Journals

40. MEDLINE via PubMed
1953-present. MEDLINE and genetics databases from the National Library of Medicine. Choose Abstract display to see UC E-Links icons for linking to full text, print holdings and interlibrary loan requesting. [Full Description]
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PubMed Info: About UC features, guides, etc.

41. Melvyl Catalog
Library holdings in the UC system and the California State Library. [Full Description]
Getting Started with Melvyl and the California Periodicals Database

42. Mental Measurements Yearbook Test Reviews Online
Provides free information on more than 4,000 commercially available tests, including current publisher information. More than 2,000 of those tests have been carefully reviewed by the Buros Institute and can be ordered on-line. [Full Description]

43. Micromedex Corporate Solutions [UCSD Only]
Includes drug and toxicology information. UCSD subscribes to the ChemKnowledge portion which includes safety and toxicology. The DrugKnowledge content is available via Micromedex's other platform, the "Healthcare Series." [Full Description]

44. Micromedex Healthcare Series [UCSD Only]
Includes unique DrugDex, DiseaseDex for Emergency Medicine, as well as more familiar drug tools such as the PDR, Martindale, and USP-DI. Includes specialized tools for IV drugs, drug reactions and dosage calculations. [Full Description]

45. MSDS Database (CCOHS) [UCSD Only]
Lists Material Safety Data Sheets for thousands of chemicals from many different manufacturers. Search or browse by manufacturer's name. [Full Description]

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46. National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. [Full Description]

47. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database [UCSD Only]
Information on dietary supplements, herbs, medicinal plants, plant extracts, phytotherapy, drug interactions and much more. Please logout when finished [Full Description]

48. Natural Standard [UCSD Only]
Provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies and herbal products. Rates the evidence and gives a bottom-line assessment as well as more details and references. [Full Description]

49. NetFirst (via CDL Directory) [UCSD Only] [Starters]
A database of selected and evaluated Web sites on a wide variety of topics. Unlike a Web search engine, NetFirst is searchable by familiar library subject headings. Follow links from CDL Directory to the database. [Full Description]
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50. Occupational Safety and Health databases [UCSD Only]
Search service for NIOSHTIC and HSELINE (UK) occupational health journal article databases. Note: the CISILO database listed at the site is not available. [Full Description]

51. OLDMEDLINE via PubMed
Covers articles from the mid-1950s through 1965, now merged into PubMed. To search older literature separately, go to PubMed, choose "Limits" and select the subset of OLDMEDLINE. Abstracts are not available for these. [Full Description]
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52. PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists articles, books and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, and law. Global scope. [Full Description]
Available in print (1915-1990)
Database factsheet
List of journals indexed

53. Population Index
1986-present. Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. [Full Description]
How to Search Population Index

54. PsycINFO [UCSD Only]
1840-present. Access to international literature in psychology, cognitive science, and related disciplines. Abstracts journal articles, book chapters, and dissertations. [Full Description]
Field Codes
Journal Coverage List

1953-present. MEDLINE and genetics databases from the National Library of Medicine. Now offers e-mail alerting! Choose Abstract display to see UC E-Links icons for linking to full text and ordering interlibrary loans. [Full Description]
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PubMed Info for UCSD: guides, tips, etc.

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56. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) [UCSD Only]
Toxicological information with citations on over 140,000 chemical substances. Profiles include toxicological data and reviews, workplace exposure limits, references to US standards and regulations, analytical methods, and exposure and hazard survey data. [Full Description]

57. REHABDATA Literature Database
REHABDATA, produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. Covers 1956-present. [Full Description]

58. ROGER [Starters]
Holdings of the UCSD Libraries (i.e., the titles of books and journals that are owned here). [Full Description]

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59. Science Citation Index via Web Of Science [UCSD Only]
1955-present. Indexes scientific journal articles. Searchable by author, keyword, and cited reference. Create citation alerts (NEW), author, topic, or table of contents alerts. 1945-74 paper indexes in S&E Library Ref area; 1965-74 in SIO. [Full Description]
Journal Citation Reports - Where to Find
Version for Netscape at library InfoStations

60. SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts online) [UCSD Only]
1907-present. Search for citations, chemical substances, organic, organometallic, natural product, biocatalyzed reactions; by topic, author, patent number, CAS Registry Number, chemical name, structure, and formula. Requires client software for Mac/Win. [Full Description]
Using SciFinder Scholar at UCSD

61. SciFinder Scholar: Chemical Abstracts and CASREACT [UCSD Only]
More detail is available in the listing for Chemical Abstracts. Requires client software for Mac/Win - follow link for instructions on how to install. [Full Description]

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62. Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
Valuable source of information on toxic substances currently in use. Used by government and industry to notify the public and to aid in protecting the environment. TRI published by USEPA. [Full Description]

63. ToxLine
Journal article database covering toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals. [Full Description]

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas from the National Library of Medicine.Some databases include data and full text. [Full Description]

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65. UpToDate [UCSD Only]
UpToDate is a clinical information resource that contains more than 6,000 topics, 160,000 Medline abstracts, 15,000 graphics, a complete drug information database and patient information handouts in a quick and easy-to-use format. [Full Description]

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66. Web of Science [UCSD Only]
1955-present. Encompasses Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. [Full Description]
About Journal Citation Reports

67. WorldCat [UCSD Only]
Represents holdings of library materials in a variety of formats held at more than 12,000 OCLC affiliated libraries worldwide: academic, public, governmental, private. [Full Description]
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Help in using WorldCat

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68. Zoological Record [UCSD Only]
1978-present. Indexes approx 4,500 journals, books, conference papers, & selected dissertations in zoology. Approx 30% abstracts. Strengths include: good subject vocabulary, taxonomic hierarchies. SIO Library has printed indexes back to 1864. [Full Description]
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Biosystematic, Subject Lists
Getting Started with UC-eLinks

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