The resources below are particularly relevant to the Health Sciences community. For a complete list of available resources search CLIO or browse the Columbia University Libraries databases list.

Online textbooks, interactive self-assessments, thousands of images and illustrations, and time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools.

A decision-support resource that provides enhanced abstracts of methodologically sound and clinically relevant journal articles.

PIER® (Physicians' Information and Education Resource) is a collection of over 400 evidence summaries published by the American College of Physicians. Each module provides authoritative guidance to improve the quality of care.

An international index to African health literature and information sources.

AMED includes journals from 1985 to the present in the following subject areas:

  • Complementary Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Podiatry
  • Palliative care.

It is produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library.

3D computer-generated models of human anatomy. Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text. Accessed via StatRef.

Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical and social sciences published as annual journals.

More than 350 key international English-language periodicals in the applied sciences and technology.

An evidence based medicine database. It contains clinical answers to clinical questions on the basis of best evidence from searched literature. Each BET features clinical scenario, structured answerable question, search strategy, found studies and conclusions derived from the found evidence. The Critical Appraisal component contains critical appraisals of published literature. BETs and CAs can be submitted by interested clinicians, but have to go through a simple approval process.

Biological Abstracts is accessed via OVID and encompasses the entire field of life sciences (biology, plant and animal science, ecology, and paleontology) and interdisciplinary fields such as pharmacology, biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering. Covers from 1969 to present.

A citation index covering life sciences and biomedical sciences literature that is incorporated into the Web of Science.

Chemical Abstracts is accessed via SciFinder, a tool used to access references from journals and patents, substance data and chemical reactions information. Journal references and patents start in 1907 and is complemented with some selected pre-1907 content. Registration is required.

BMJ Clinical Evidence is a decision-support resource. Systematic reviews summarize the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature.

Accessed via Wiley Interscience.

CINAHL is accessed via EBSCOhost.

A Web of Science resource that facilitates finding research data and connecting data with scientific literature.

A Web of Science patent citation index with coverage starting in 1963.

A point-of-care tool with clinically-organized summaries on more than 3,200 topics and updated daily. 

ERIC is a digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature indexed from 1966 to the present and some materials in full text in PDF format.

A biomedical and pharmaceutical database contains bibliographic records with abstracts from EMBASE (1974-present) and Medline (1966-present) deduplicated and searchable with EMTREE.

Exam Master (USMLE) is a database of over 16,000 questions that appear in the Medical Licensing Exam. Included are clinical cases, graphs, images, charts, tables, etc. Each question is followed by a detailed explanation of a student's correct or incorrect answer. Users can create their own exams or select a "Prebuilt" test. Available prebuilt tests include: USMLE, Medical Certification, Medical Subject Review, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Dentistry.

USMLE requires registration before use and provides a basic instruction sheet for getting started.

F1000Prime identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance.

Retrieves references to books, abstracts, and e-journal articles from selected university and scholarly repositories. Columbia University Libraries provides a Google Scholar plugin that allows for easy searching from your browser toolbar.

HaPI provides citations that identify and evaluate measurement tests used in health and psychosocial studies. Covers 1985 to the present. 

Health e Galaxy (previously NCME TV) provides one hour continuing medical education video programs online. Self assessment quizzes and evaluations are available online as well. Registration is required.

Citations for articles, conference proceedings, books and book reviews in the history of science and technology.

A video resource library for physical and occupational therapists. While designed for treating stroke victims the assessments and demonstrated treatments are useful for a broad range of PT/OT applications.

 

Find interventions, procedures, best practice information sheets, etc. on selected clinical topics. For more information about using JBI's accompanying evidence based tools and how to cite JBI click here.

Also known as JCR, it compiles articles' cited references and helps to measure impact factor as well as showing relationships between citing and cited journals.

Drug information resource that includes the NYP formulary.

Currently, accessible from CUMC network only. To access from offsite use VPN. For information on how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) see CUMC IT's website.

An interdisciplinary, full-text database of over 18,000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.

Online textbooks with case descriptions, procedure videos, images, and lecture resources for study prep.

Mental Measurements Yearbook is accessed via EBSCOhost.

Contains monographs of drugs and pharmaceuticals, common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents, naturally occurring substances and plants, some elements and inorganic chemicals, some compounds of agricultural significance, some endogenous substances and biological agents.

Drug information resource.

Currently, accessible from CUMC network only. To access from offsite use VPN. For information on how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) see CUMC IT's website.

Note: Micromedex is purchased by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The Health Sciences Library is working with NYP to have better offsite access.

An online resource including cross-sectional images, x-rays and a breakdown of anatomical terminology.

Online video tutorials for biomedical and genomic tools.

Covers literature from 1948 to roughly 3 months ago. To search more current in-process or other non-indexed citations you may be interested in Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations which is updated daily. Similarly, OLDMEDLINE, which recreates the original printed hard copy indexes and covers 1947-1965, is also available.

Covers literature from 1948 to present. Using the MeSH controlled vocabulary will not work because not all articles have been indexed yet. To use MeSH use the Ovid MEDLINE that is updated weekly and is current to the last few months. Similarly, OLDMEDLINE, which recreates the original printed hard copy indexes and covers 1947-1965, is also available.

Covers literature from 1947 to 1965. You may also be interested in Ovid MEDLINE which covers from 1948 to roughly the 3 months ago. To search more current in-process or other non-indexed citations you may be interested in Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations which is updated daily.

Thieme Pharmaceutical Substances is designed to be a complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of some 2300 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs. Accessed via BioMed Central.

Coverage is from 1970 to present. "These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society."

Citations and abstracts for publications related to population, family planning, and related health issues. Coverage from 1970 to present. Includes international demographic research.

Citations for publications on demography and related research fields. This searchable and browsable database provides 46,035 abstracts of literature published 1986-2000.

Features the DSM-IV-TR® and The American Journal of Psychiatry in addition other psychiatric reference books, journals, and self-assessment tools.

PyscINFO is accessed via OVID and indexes psychology and psychiatry articles from a variety of journals. Coverage is from 1806 to present.

PsycTESTS provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.

Database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. Allows viewers to go straight to the heart of clinical practice with demonstrations of psychotherapy as it is done by today's leading practitioners.

Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

Science Direct is a discovery platform for science, technology, medicine and social science literature.

Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to journals in biology ,physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.

Full text, citations and abstracts for articles in social sciences periodicals.

Citations and abstracts for articles in sociology periodicals.

A collection of core medical textbooks, manuals, reference resources, etc., accessible online.

The Transplant Library provides easy access to high quality, evidence-based information on all of aspects of solid organ transplantation. It includes all randomized controlled trials from the earliest record, including many congress abstracts and selected, good quality systematic reviews from 2008. RCTs published from 2004 have been given a methodological quality rating.

A resource for evidence-based medicine, allowing users to easily and rapidly identify the highest quality evidence from a wide range of sources.

Online subscription-based clinical resource, mostly in internal medicine, that is updated frequently by new information found in primary (journal) literature.

To access when off Columbia networks, use CUMC Virtual Private Network (VPN), (for information on setting up VPN see CUMC IT's website) or register for a UTD username and password from a CUMC network connection.

UTD can be accessed from iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. For more information on authentication requirements see our mobile applications page.

Bibliographic information and cited references in articles in scientific and technical journals. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).

A global catalog of library collections useful for identifying available resources for interlibrary loan.