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Contains citations to agricultural literature. 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.

Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)
Included in ETOH are over 110,000 abstracts and bibliographic references to works covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The database is updated monthly, and contains research findings from the late 1960s to the present, as well as historical research literature.

Approved Drug Products (Orange Book)
The Orange Book is a list of all prescription drug products that are approved by FDA for safety and effectiveness, along with therapeutic equivalence determinations for multisource prescription products.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Provides results of surveys that monitor state-level prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality (e.g. exercise, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, tobacco use).

CAM Citation Index
Consists of more than 175,000 bibliographic citations for complementary and alternative medicine from 1963 to the present. Citations were extracted from the Medline database.

Cancer: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database
Contains counts and rates of new cancer cases. Data are collected in 10 sites (CN, HI, IA, NM, UT, PR, Metro Detroit, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle, and Atlanta).
Search current NCI information, clinical trials, cancer-related journal articles, and a cancer professionals service directory.

Provides access to over 1.3 million citations and abstracts from cancer literature. Sources include biomedical journals, reports, proceedings, and theses, covering the years 1963 to present.

CDC Wonder
Databases available here cover topics such as AIDS, accident fatality, cancer, health, morbidity, natality, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.

Clinical Research Studies
Search the collection of research studies being conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Currently containing over 4,000 clinical studies, this site provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

Database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. Allows users to search for scientific concepts, emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or investigators.

Contains location and descriptive information about organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. Topics include HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, most diseases and conditions including genetic and other rare diseases, health services research and technology assessment.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 
Database of fatal traffic accidents on public roadways. FARS data can be used to answer questions on the safety of vehicles, drivers, traffic situations, and roadways.

Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
Searchable collection of large, full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information.

Guide to reliable consumer health and human services information. Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

IBIDS Database
The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.

ICD9 Finder
The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD9) is a coding scheme which assigns numeric codes to represent diseases, causes of injury, factors affecting health status, and procedures.

"MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MEDLINEplus is updated daily."

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments. Reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries.

National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
"NASD contains over 2,650 ag health and safety publications from 34 states, 4 federal agencies and 5 national organizations. The collection includes OSHA and EPA Standards, extension publications, a database of abstracts and ordering information for over2,000 ag safety-related videos, a NIOSH bibliography database with over 500 scientific publications, slide presentations, posters, sample news releases and public service announcement scripts."

National Center for Health Statistics
CDC reports/tables on health care, birth and death rates, infertility, smoking, etc.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Browsable and searchable collection of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM provides a wide variety of resources related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present. The format of these resources varies: searchable databases & databanks, bibliographic citations, full text (when available), archival collections, and images.

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
Separate databases (Prevention News, Resources & Services, Funding, Educational Materials, Conference Calendar) allow searching for various types of information about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.

Nursing Home Compare
Provides detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Includes information about the institution, the residents and staff, and inspection reports.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Men (OMIM)
This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and contains textual information, pictures, and reference information. It also contains links to NCBI's Entrez database of MEDLINE articles and sequence information.

PREVLINE Databases
This suite of databases provides access to drug and alcohol information. Most search results are abstracts only, but some full-text articles are included.

Provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.

Substance Abuse Information Database  Provides information about and access to hundreds of documents and resources that may assist employers and others to learn about workplace substance abuse issues and develop drug-free workplace programs. Examples of items cataloged in SAID include sample policies, research reports, training and educational materials, and legal and regulatory information.

Offers a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

Mortality data from 1981-1997 are produced in two report formats: Injury Mortality Reports and Leading Causes of Death Reports. Both reports are available by Year, Age, Race, Sex, Hispanic Origin, and State. Injury Mortality Reports can be used to determine injury deaths and death rates for specific external causes of injuries. Leading Causes of Death Reports can be used to determine the number of injury-related deaths relative to the number of other leading causes of death in the United States or in individual states.

Last updated by on 11/11/2010