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Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS). Silverplatter, host.
Nearly 6,000 international journals are monitored for inclusion, representing virtually every life science discipline such as agriculture,
biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, public health, and toxicology.
ChemID and ChemIDPlus.
National Library of Medicine, producer. A chemical dictionary file for over 340,000 compounds of biomedical and regulatory interest.
Elsevier, producer. An index of the biomedical literature with greater depth of indexing than MEDLINE, unique Western European journal coverage, and coverage of drug research. EMBASE searches available upon request to the UVa Health Sciences Librarians.
National Library of Medicine, producer. Available to search through the PubMed, Ovid, and MDConsult search interfaces. Coverage: 1966 to the present.
Ovid MEDLINE Search Guide (PDF)
More MEDLINE Search Tips (PDF)
PubMed Search Tutorial
National Library of Medicine, producer. The "in-process" database for MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE provides basicinformation and abstracts before a record is indexed with MeSH heading(s)and added to MEDLINE. New records are added daily* to PREMEDLINE. After MeSH terms, publication types, GenBank accession numbers, and other indexing data are incorporated into a PREMEDLINE record; the completed citation is added to MEDLINE. Completed PREMEDLINE records are added as citations to MEDLINE on a weekly basis.
National Library of Medicine, producer. Contains citations published in the 1958 through 1965 Cumulated Index Medicus and covers the fields of medicine, pre-clinical sciences, and allied health sciences. OLDMEDLINE is only available through the NLM Gateway. Coverage: 1958-1965.
Thompson Healthcare, producer. Contains peer-reviewed full-text drug information. It is composed of several databases that can be searched separately or through an integrated index. These databases allow you to search for summaries and detailed monographs for drugs, alternative medicine, toxicological managements, reproductive risks, and acute/emergency care.
Toxline. National Library of Medicine, producer. This database provides toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical, and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
National Library of Medicine, producer. Consists of a computerized collection of data and reference files on toxicology,hazardous chemicals, and related areas. The records are derived from about 16 secondary sources that do not require royalty charges based on usage. Entering free-text terms as they appear in titles, keywords, and abstracts of articles will retrieve citations. The portions of the database derived from MEDLINE, DART, and that portion of BIOSIS added since August 1985, may be searched using MeSH vocabulary. Chemical substances can be searched by entering their corresponding CAS Registry Numbers and/or synoyms. Coverage:1975 to the present.
Web of Science, aka Science Citation Index. Institute for Scientific Information, producer. Provides a citation index of more than 5,700 major journals covering 164 scientific disciplines, 1,700 social sciences journals, and 1,100 arts and humanities journals. Updated weekly.
It finds papers that have cited a primary paper. Coverage: 1987 to the present, but includes cited references irrespective of their date of publication, offering access to older relevant literature. Search Guide (PDF) (http://www.med.virginia.edu/hs - library/info_serv/edserv/guides/wos.pdf)
Consider also the Cochrane Library that includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Controlled TrialsRegister. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes reviews of health care interventions including adverse- effect information. The Cochrane Controlled Trials register contains 300,000 reports of randomized controlled trials in health care. These products are updated quarterly, but the records have no expiration dates as they are continuously updated.
Other important drug databases include Derwent Drug File , International Pharmaceutical Abstracts and SEDBASE (produced by Elsevier) and derived from Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs and other sources.)