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Journal of visualized experiments --JoVE

MIT Libraries subscribes to JoVE General, Chemistry, Clinical and translational medicine, Neuroscience, Immunology & Infection, Bioengineering and Basic Protocols



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Medical Databases

  • PubMed
    Definitive citation database for research in medicine and biosciences.

Other Databases To Try

  • Web of Science
    Indexes high-impact science, social science, engineering, and art & humanities research journals.
  • Scopus
    Articles, books, reports, and patents in many subjects, mainly published after 1995. Includes citation features and tools to analyze authors and journals.
  • F1000 Prime
    Highlights and evaluates most interesting papers published in biosciences and medicine based on recommendations of top researchers.

  • PsycArticles
    Full-text articles in psychology and related fields.
  • PsycINFO
    Comprehensive citation database of psychology.
  • Cochrane Library
    Evidence medicine resource includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment Database, NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

Medical Reference Books

  • Merck Index
    Info on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
  • Stat!Ref Electronic Medical Library
    Database of full-text of core medical textbooks and other reference sources. Texts updated as new editions are published. Includes: AAFP Conditions A to Z, ACP Medicine, AHFS Drug Information, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Oxford Textbook of Medicine,Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, Review of Natural Products, Stedmen's Medical Dictionary
  • Comprehensive Physiology
    Includes complete content from the Handbook of Physiology from the American Physiological Society; updated quarterly.
  • NCBI Bookshelf
    Free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare
  • CDC FastStats
    The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance
  • Dictionary of Medical Terms
  • Biological Atlases
    human, mouse etc and brain, body etc
  • Encyclopedia of Drug Metabolism and Interactions
    Find preclinical and clinical aspects of drug metabolism and interactions, including toxicological, regulatory and marketing information.

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