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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships.

AccessNeurology provides ebooks, multimedia, assessments, and curriculum guides on neurology topics.

AccessPediatrics covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine.

AccessPharmacy allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.

AccessSurgery "enhances medical knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries all in one place.

Alcohol Studies Database "contains over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials."

Alternative Health Watch "provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals...[with] in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990."

American Chemical Society provides full image articles from dozens of chemistry journals.

Anatomy Flashcard Learning System The only online anatomy study guide that helps students learn and assess their anatomy knowledge with a complete human anatomy flashcard deck, learning tables and testing exercises all in one place.

Anatomy.TV is an interactive 3-D human anatomy atlas which features assessment tools, labeled dissection slides, muscle function animations, annotated illustrations, video clips, and cross-sectional anatomy.

Annual Reviews provides full-text access to reviews of primary research literature related to the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences.

APhA DrugInfoLine A monthly newsletter of interpreted drug and pharmacotherapeutic information designed to keep pharmacists current on the latest trends in the biomedical literature.

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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination "Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

Biological Abstracts 1969-Present covers international journals in the life sciences.

BioMed Central "is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to... biomedical research" it publishes online.

BioOne "provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today's most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation."

Board Vitals is a powerful board review tool that can be used anytime and from any device. UTRGV has access to question banks for the following: USMLE Steps 1-3 for medical students, shelf exams, medical board exams, and recertification exams (MOC). It also includes NCLEX RN for nursing students and PANCE for physician assistant students. Click here to sign up and here to sign in.  When registering for your Board Vitals account, you must use your @utrgv.edu email address to verify your affiliation with the University.

Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Business Source Complete "is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content...[with] indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 ...[and] searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals," plus company profiles from Datamonitor.

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CHARTing Health Information for Texas provides "a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available, geographically discrete health data for the state of Texas." Its web links include causes of death, maternal and child health, economic, social and other demographic factors, and much more.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

ClinicalAccess “is a one-of-a-kind clinical decision support tool offering targeted answers to more than 120,000 questions encountered at the point of care.”

Clinical Checklist Ensures patient care quality is addressed and safety imperatives are applied around essential must do and never do care recommendations based on evidence-based content.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that supports clinical decisions by making it easier to find evidence-based information from hundreds of textbooks and medical journals.

The Cochrane Library "is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care...The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care."

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume I “is a classic collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.”

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II “expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques.”

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Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." Make sure only ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - A&I is checked off to search just Digital Dissertations.

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Education Full Text indexes and abstracts periodicals and books dealing with all aspects of education. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials A powerful and comprehensive clinical decision support tool that integrates information on 9,000 diagnoses into clinical workflows Feature over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracrts, tools, images and summaries of conditions, diseases and procedures clinicians come into contact with every day.

English-Spanish Dictionary (WordReference.com) from Harper Collins also has a Diccionario Ingles-Espanol.

ERIC (from EBSCO) "contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals."

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Family Studies Abstracts "includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline."

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Gale Virtual Reference Library includes subject encyclopedias and other reference books on the arts, business, education, biological and physical sciences, history and other social sciences, medicine, and other subjects.

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) "provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals ... vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science."

Health Library contains texts, audio and video, self-assessments, case studies, and clinical skills training resources for medical students.

Health Reference Center Academic has a wide range of articles on health and medicine, many of which are full-text.

Health Source – Consumer Edition provides "information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health;... features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals,...[and] is updated on a daily basis."

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition "provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines,...features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals,...[and] is updated on a daily basis."

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IEEE Xplore Electronic Library Online has nearly a third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science, including full text database of journals, conference proceedings and standards in the field.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA) "indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field."

Integrated Medical Curriculum (IMC) [UTRGV School of Medicine affiliates only] "interactive online medical education courseware suite with offerings in anatomy, physiology, immunology, histology, pathology, ethics, embryology and basic clinical skills. Provides students with detailed explanations and demonstrations to help them better understand difficult concepts.  Includes multimedia, animations, photos, problem-based case studies, quizzes with feedback, streaming audio and video.

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JAMAEvidence provides resources to support teaching, learning, and practicing evidence-based medicine.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR): Science Edition is the leading authority for evaluating the impact of cited references in science and indexes over 5,900 international science journals.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR): Social Sciences Edition is the leading authority for evaluating the impact of cited journals in social sciences and indexes over 1,700 social science journals.

Journals@Ovid provides citations, abstracts, and references to articles from Nursing and other medical journals, and some full text.

JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments is "the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques."

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

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Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.

Kaplan Step 1 High Yield + Qbank [UTRGV School of Medicine students and faculty only] Please contact UTRGV School of Medicine Libraries staff for login assistance.

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LearningExpress Library "provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass." Use it to prepare for a GED or EMT exam, the GREs, MCATs, ACTs, or just about any other test. First time users must create their own Username and Password.

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Mango Languages “Build language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills that you'll actually need. Over 60 different languages can be learned and explored.”

The Medical Letter, publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases, and also includes 52 CME/CE credits per user per year, a free downloadable app for handheld devices, and essential drug comparisons in each issue.

MEDICINEnetBASE from CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains e-books on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MedicLatina "is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers...[which] provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals."

MEDLINE “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

MEDLINEPlus is a "goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine."

MEDLINEPlus en Español Informacion de salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.

Mental Measurements Yearbook "contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks."

Micromedex offers comprehensive evidence-based resources at the point of care for medication management, toxicology, and disease and condition management. CareNotes has complete, easy-to-understand information to give to patients about their conditions, in both English and Spanish.

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National Cancer Institute, from the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health) provides information on types of cancer, clinical trials, treatment and prevention, and more, from peer-reviewed publications, NCI publications, and other web sites.

Natural & Alternative Treatments has "articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment...[including information] on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy."

Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information on complementary and alternative therapies that can assist clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions in making informed therapeutic decisions.

Nature contains the archives of subscribed Nature journals.

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Ovid MEDLINE “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

Oxford Reference Online provides full-text access to several reference titles from the Oxford University Press. This collection includes subject encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference works in more than 20 subject areas.

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PDQ (Physician Data Query), from the National Cancer Institute, "contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care."

Physical Education Index is a bibliography of peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents and articles from the popular press regarding physical education.

POPLINE "is the world's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health issues."

Population Index "covers all fields of interest to demographers. Contains selective indexing with abstracts from journals, books, working papers, doctoral dissertations and other sources."

The Prescriber's Letter provides recommendations on new developments in drug therapy.

PsycARTICLES "is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals."

PsycCRITIQUES provides full-text reviews of books, videos and popular films pertaining to psychology.

PsycEXTRA is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA) and provides extensive coverage of gray literature relating to psychology and the behavioral sciences.

PsychiatryOnline offers comprehensive online access to psychiatric textbooks, journals, and professional development tools. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes 350 peer reviewed journals, many pdf images, and over 450 full text articles.

PsycINFO "contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology [and psychological aspects of other disciplines]. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages."

PubMed "a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MIDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

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RefWorks is “an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies”. You must create an account to use RefWorks. Go to “Login” and create an account using your UTRGV email account.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a streaming video resource that contains videos pertaining to subjects such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, vision therapy, neuro-developmental treatment, and others.

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SAGE Online contains scholarly journals published by Sage in the areas of Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Materials Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

SAGE Research Methods “is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.”

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Science Magazine Online provides the full text of articles published in Science Magazine from 1997 to current issue. Citations of articles are available from 1880 to current issue.

Scientific American Medicine A comprehensive professional medical database which provides practicing clinicians and students with detailed and up-to-date medical information.

Scientific American Surgery Provides practicing surgeons and students with comprehensive and up-to-date surgical information including cutting-edge reporting to incorporate relevant articles into the surgical database.

SciFinder Scholar SciFinder ScholarTM is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, agricultural science, and more!
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

Scopus is a large citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature from over 5,000 publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It also contains tools to track, analyze, and visualize your research.

Social Sciences Full Text covers "a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals." It also includes full text/full image articles.

Social Work Abstracts "contains more than 35,000 records ... from social work and other related journals."

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text provides full-text access to periodical and monographic literature in the areas of sports, recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, the psychology, history and sociology of sport, training, and conditioning.

Stahl Online is a comprehensive and updated resource, covering the entire Cambridge portfolio of neuropsychopharmacology books by Dr. Stahl, which contains everything that a doctor, teacher, or student will ever need to know about neuropsychopharmacology.

STAT!Ref enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. STAT!Ref provides the latest healthcare information in a customizable and convenient format. STAT!Ref goes where you go, accessible by desktop, laptop and wireless or web-enabled mobile devices.

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TOXNET is "a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas."

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Up To Date "is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource..." useful for making point-of-care decisions in a health care setting.

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Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

WorldCat has almost a billion records of materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including citations to books, journal articles, internet sites, etc.

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