Database Directory A through F

Note on database descriptions:

The descriptions below were, for the most part supplied by the database providers and have undergone minimal editing. The TTUHSC Library of the Health Sciences guarantees neither the accuracy of these descriptions nor of the information found in the databases themselves. Inclusion of a database on this list does not imply endorsement of its contents by the Library.



1990 Census

Discover quality data from the 1990 census.

2000 Census

Discover quality data from the 2000 census.

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About Texas

Contains general information on the state of Texas and links to the different government entities.

ABX Guide - The Johns Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology Center

A point of care system designed to help health care professionals access complex material in an easily accessible and up to date format.

Academic Search Complete

A multi-disciplinary full text database built for academic institutions which includes periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, reports, and more.

Disponible en Español

Access Umbrella Index - See McGraw-Hill Umbrella Index

One point to locate all Access online material.

Disponible en Español

AccessEmergency Medicine

Offers users a wide range of emergency medicine resources, including cases, videos, textbooks, board reviews, real world Q & A, and more. This resource covers topics from neurologic and orthopedic emergencies to poisoning and trauma.


An ever changing and ever expanding resource for all health care professionals and students. With daily updates, the user can get trusted answers to clinical questions with easy to use digital formatting.


A neurology resource covering the basics to specialities, with regularly updated reference, research, and instructional content. Easily accessible on any device.


A new resource for obstetrics and gynecology reference and research material. The content is updated regularly and can be accessed digitally on any device.


Covers all research and reference related to pediatrics, from neonatology to adolescence. The user will find updated, relevant information useful for diagnosing, research, board reviews, and more.


Students can search a broad range of pharmacy textbooks, lab tests, videos, and other curricular material related to the evolving world of pharmacy education.


A curricular tool for current pharmacy students, educators, and current practitioners. Offers McGraw-Hill texts, interactive images, and more innovative content.


Based around the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for curriculum. Provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons and resource for answers to current and relevant answers from trusted source.

Adverse Drug Interactions Program

Based on the data from The Medical Letter's Handbook of Adverse Drug Interactions comes a quick reference on the possible effects of drug interactions and some recommended actions.


Includes over 600 works from 1978 to date, with some coverage from 1966-1977. Covers a variety of health and social topics specifically about the population aged 50+.

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AgileMD (formerly AgileDiagnosis)

A database with clinical reasoning best practices allowing for better patient educational opportunities. Also allows for the easy exploration of alternatives.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) - Open Access

The main public source for agricultural information and the home of the National Agricultural Library collection. Covers all areas of agricultural study with material dating back to the 15th century.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) - via EBSCO

The main public source for agricultural information and the home of the National Agricultural Library collection. Covers all areas of agricultural study with material dating back to the 15th century.

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A project launched by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which contains the most up to date federally approved information on HIV/AIDS. Includes research and resources for people living with HIV/AIDS, family members, and health care professionals. Also in Spanish.

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Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)

A collection of articles, reports, books, and more about alcohol abuse and alcoholism produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Used by clinicians and researchers alike.

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ALiEM Cards

A Point-of-Care Reference Library. Formerly known as Paucis Verbis Cards.

Alt HealthWatch

Provides perspectives on complementary, holistic, and integrated health care approaches. Contains access to 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals. Also offers access to pamphlets, reports, books, research, and more.

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American FactFinder

Presents the results from population, housing, economics, and geographic data.

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American Indian Health

A source of information on the issues relating to the health and well-being of American Indians in the United States.

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Vast archival collections on American Indian history compiled from the Edward E Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

American West

Explore the tales of frontier life, pioneers, wild west shows, the gold rush, vigilantes, and more thanks to the sources from the Everett D Graff Collection Newberry Library, Chicago.

With's 3D interactive models of human anatomy, the user can zoom, rotate, and peel away layers to learn like never before. Also included are MRI's, X-Rays, live action movies, and more supporting media files. 

The Anthropological Index Online (AIO)

Includes periodicals from all fields of anthropology, and is based on the journal holding of The Anthropology Library at the British Museum of Mankind.

APhA Pharmacy Library

Funded by TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

Arctic Health

With support from the Health Sciences Information Service, Consortium Library, University of Alaska, Anchorage, comes a wealth of information about the issues affecting the health and well-being of arctic populations.

Arsenic and Human Health - Resources on the effects of arsenic on human health

Learn more about Arsenic, a toxic chemical to humans found in everyday places and things.


An index of articles, including tables of contents from journals, and a list of libraries that hold the journal.

Disponible en Español e-Print archive

Find e-prints for various scientific fields such as mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, and physics.

Asian American Health

A resource on the health issues affecting Asian Americans in the United States.

Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Includes over 3.3 million records in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics, and more. The records are maintained in four bibliographic databases funded by NASA.

Audio Digest Platinum

Allows users to listen to current audio digest files from any device, save and customize their listening library, and earn credits. Must register for a free account while on campus, then user can access on any device. Note: contact information on registration page is already filled out, please ignore.

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Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Provides systems-based and head-to-toe physical examination techniques in a multimedia format, including over eight hours of video. Designed to help with the "Advanced" Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.

Disponible en Español

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)

A database of bibliographies, essays, government documents, over 100,000 citations, and more covering Native North American culture, history, and life.

Disponible en Español

Bio-Image Search

Collects and organizes biomedical images for easy searching and reuse. Broken down into four categories from limited to broadest reuse rights.

Biological Warfare - Resources on bioterrorism and biological warfare

Purposefully deployed biological pathogens can cause wide spread disease or death.

BioMed Central : The Open Access Publisher

An open access publisher of peer-reviewed biomedical research. Based on the belief that free access to research is crucial to the efficient communication of findings.

BLAST® (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)

An efficient search engine of DNA and protein sequences pulling from all available sequence databases.


Dedicated to bettering the fields of hematology and oncology with the sharing of knowledge.


A complete biographical and professional status reference tool of board certified physicians supported by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The user can search for credential verification, referrals, research, and more.


A powerful and effective board review tool.

Book Review Digest Plus

Brings together book reviews dating back to 1983. Includes topics such as art, education, history, general interest, literature, and more.


Offers complete text in an easy to navigate digital format on all health care subjects from a variety of publishers.

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Business Abstracts with Full Text

Includes full text articles from hundreds of publications on business related topics, such as biographical sketches, corporate profiles, interviews, product evaluations, and more.

Disponible en Español

Business Source Complete

With such a comprehensive coverage of bibliographic and full text content, Business Source Complete is considered the world's definitive scholarly business database, with journals dating back to 1886.

Disponible en Español

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Cancer Genetics Services Directory

A directory of professionals related to cancer genetics.

Cancer Topics

Includes information on all of the following topics: Types of Cancer, Treatment, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PDQ, Clinical Trials and Genetics Services, Coping with Cancer, Support and Resources, Prevention, Genetics, Causes, Screening and Testing, Cancer Literature, and Cancer Terminology Resources.

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A resource with up to date information from the National Cancer Institute, the principal federal agency on cancer research. Includes information for health care professionals as well as cancer patients and family.

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CareNotes™ - See Micromedex 

Provides answers to patients' questions regarding all aspects of their care and health in a user friendly interface.

CDC State Health Department Search

A search engine for each state's health departments, including the District of Columbia and Guam.

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Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign

Brings together current science based information about all things related to celiac disease.

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Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

An organization devoted to improving public health and safety through innovative regulations meant to support patients of biological products.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A searchable database of diseases.

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Chadwyk-Healey Literature Collections

Multiple collections of literature each with its own editorial board with slightly different policies but all based on the principles of comprehensiveness and inclusiveness.

Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)

From the National Cancer Institute come the Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System, a fully referenced and scientifically evaluated reference data bank, containing over 8,000 chemical records from journals, reports, and other sources.

Chemical Information

Users can search for chemicals by name or structures through databases and other resources.

Chemical Warfare Agents - Resources chemical warfare agents

Chemical warfare agents can be purposefully deployed to cause harm to all forms of life.

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Children's Environmental Health World Wide Web Resource Sampler

Learn how children that are exposed to hazardous environments are more likely to have health problems as adults.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

An index of over 3,000 journals on nursing and related fields such as consumer health, alternative/complementary medicine, health science librarianship, biomedicine, and more.

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CISDOC - Occupational Safety and Health Database

A database for occupational safety and health publications.

Disponible en Español

Clase and Periódica (ClasePeriodica)

A collection of science and humanity journals from Latin America.

Disponible en Español

Clinical Trials

An information resource on cancer clinical trials organized in the following categories: Find a Clinical Trial, Clinical Trial Results, Educational Materials about Clinical Trials, Noteworthy Clinical Trials, and Conducting Clinical Trials.


A search engine for physicians, targeting the three key research requirements, with comprehensive and trustworthy content.

A registry of privately and federally supported clinical trials with information and contacts. Any information from this registry should be used in addition to advice from health care professionals.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH)

From The Cochrane Collaboration comes current and systematic reviews of the effects of health care.

Cogprints: Cognitive Sciences EPrint Archive

Any papers pertinent to the study of cognition can be archived in this database, whether it is related to physical, social, or mathematical sciences.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

An interactive research platform for cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, imaging, and more. Also includes discussion forums and personalized features.

Computer Source

An extensive database with nearly 300 full text publications and nearly 450 abstracts on all topics related to computer science: programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, software, and more.

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Congressional Directory

The official US Congress directory with biographies, data, and contact information organized by state and district going back to 1888.

Congressional Record

The official US Congress proceedings and debates records going back to 1994 and published daily.

Contemporary Authors

An extensive collection of bibliograhic and biographic information on more than 120,000 authors in the United States and worldwide.

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Contemporary Literary Criticism

A database of over 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Also includes authors' biographical, principal works, and information on further study.

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The Federal Depository Library Program and the University of North Texas Libraries have partnered to provide a permanent digital public access point for all defunct web sites and publications from US government agencies.

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Provides a standardized, thorough, and current resource on medication content and labeling directed towards the public and health care providers.

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

This project has been using Medicare data for more than 20 years to determine how medical resources are dispersed throughout the United States. Also includes analysis of local and national markets, and hospitals and health care professionals.

dbGSS (Database of Genome Survey Sequences)

The Genome Survey Sequences division of GenBank houses mostly sequences that are genomic in origin.

Deciphering Medspeak

A user friendly guide for translating "medspeak" terms developed by the Medical Library association. Also provides tips and trick on finding quality health care information online.


A visual guide for diagnosing skin conditions.

Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ (via STAT!Ref)

A great patient resource for understandable and detailed information on medications and their uses.

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART)

From the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network comes the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART) with over 100,000 references to toxicology and teratology related literature published since 1965.


Find books, quick references, images, cases, and patient education material for a wide variety of diagnoses. Users can search by system, disease, or organ system. This resource is available on all devices.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Brings together almost 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the works, personal and professional lives of culturally significant literary figures.

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Dietary Supplements - Links to websites about supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and plant medicines

One source for all information related to dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, and other substances. Provides links as well as research, laws, and other useful databases.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

A one stop shop for users to a comprehensive and quality controlled database of open access journals.

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

A center for health information related to manmade and natural disasters.

DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDJB)

Japan's sole DNA data bank, which works with researchers to collect sequences and assign accession numbers.


One place for users to follow their favorite journals, browse PubMed, create alerts for topics or authors, share among colleagues, and save and organize articles as they wish.

Dolan DNA Learning Center's Gene Almanac

An online DNA resource containing workshop, course, and other educational material for educators and students at the college and precollege levels. Also great for professional development workshops.

Draw it to Know it - Neuroanatomy

An engaging hands on teaching method with over 140 narrated tutorials, exams, and various diagrams to help the user learn neuroanatomy in a clinical context.

Drug Information Portal

From the National Library of Medicine comes an informative and user friendly portal to information on more than 15,000 drugs, with links to related material from other government agencies.


A unique cheminformatics and bioinformatics resource that brings together thorough drug information and detailed drug target data.


A consumer health and drug information portal designed to help consumers make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.

DrugPoints® System (via STAT!Ref)

A direct reference to pertinent drug level information.

DynaMed Plus

A point of care reference tool designed by and for physicians and other health care professionals. Contains nearly 2,000 clinically organized topics.

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EBM Reviews: ACP Journal Club (ACP)

The top journals are weeded on a regular basis by the ACP Journal club to find the most methodologically sound and clinically relevant studies. Included with each article are abstracts with commentaries regarding the value of the article.

EBM Reviews: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)

From the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (formerly known as Cochrane Controlled Trials Register) come a database of controlled trials.

EBM Reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH)

From The Cochrane Collaboration comes current and systematic reviews of the effects of health care.

EBM Reviews: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)

A database containing full text critical assessments of systematic reviews from a wide variety of journals.

eBooks on EBSCOhost®

TexShare's eBook collection of more than 27,000 titles includes topics ranging from technology, reference, academic, business, and more. Find advanced search features for browsing and virtual check out.

ebrary - see ProQuest eBook Central

Provides the user access to the world's top academic and science, technical, and medical publishers.

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One place to search all that EBSCO has to offer.

EBSCOhost Español

One place to search all that EBSCO has to offer.

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Education Administration Abstracts

Contains bibliographic records on all areas related to educational administration, such as leadership, management, research, and more.

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Education, Careers, and Outreach in Toxicology and Environmental Health

A resource provided by the Environmental Health and Toxicology Specialized Information Services to learn about education, career, and outreach in related fields.

Electronic Orange Book : Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

A searchable database of approved drugs which is updated as the annual edition of cumulative supplements is published.

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Includes over 19 million records from over 7,000 journals, dating back to 1947, and growing each year. Within these records are the most up to date citations and abstracts from drug and biomedical literature via Medline and

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EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

Considered Europe's main source for DNA and RNA sequences, sourced from individual researchers, genome sequencing projects, and patent applications.

Entrez Genome

A database providing an assortment of genomes, complete chromosomes, sequence maps and contigs, and integrated genetic and physical maps. Entrez Genome is conveniently organized into six major organism groups: Bacteria, Viruses, Viroids, Plasmids, Archaea, and Eukaryotae.

Entrez Nucleotide

Brings together sequences for GenBank, RefSeq, and PDB.

Entrez PopSet

A collection of DNA sequences with the purpose of analyzing the evolutionary relatedness of a population, whether the population is of the same species or not.

Entrez Protein

A compilation of proteins sourced from SwissProt, PIT, PRF, PDB, GenBank, RefSeq, and more.

Entrez Structure

Offers the Molecular Modelling Database (MMDB) which contains over 40,000 structures, including links to NCBI database information. Some structures are offered in a 3D format.

Entrez Taxonomy

A database containing all organisms that are listed in the genetic database with at least one protein or nucleotide listed.

Entrez, Life Sciences Search Engine

Brings together NCBI's search and retrieval system, and the PubMed database of biomedical literature including 39 other literature and molecular databases.

Enviro-Health Links

Offers links to internet resources on recent toxicology and environmental health issues.

Environmental Health e-Maps

See: TOXMAP : Environmental Health e-Maps

Environmental Justice - Resources on environmental justice and environmental risks and hazards

A resource supporting the equal justice and protection under the law for all environmental statutes and regulations without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic status.

Epocrates Online Premium

A practical and patient centered approach to point of care, with peer reviewed content aimed at providing answers, not more questions.

ePodunk : the power of place

A listing of more than 46,000 communities from around the country with information on local attractions, education, and more.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (Open Access) 

A centralized searchable database of more than 1.1 million ERIC citations going back to 1966, containing journal and non-journal education literature.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (via EBSCOhost)

ERIC provides users access to more than 2,200 digests and 1,000 reference, abstracts, and citations, including journals from the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (via OCLC)

Along with education related journal articles, ERIC provides non-journal reference to materials from Resources in Education (RIE) and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).

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Essay and General Literature Index

A collection of essays and works spanning the entire range of humanities and social sciences, from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, dating back to 1985.

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Essential Evidence Plus

A potent resource containing all medical evidence needed for decisions related to patient care.

Essential Science Indicators

A collection of performance statistics and trends sourced from numerous scholarly journal articles and their attached citations.

EXAM MASTER OnLine™ NCLEX-RN® OnLine Preparation and Review

Covers all four of the client needs areas with over 3,800 NCLEX quality review questions in both study and test modes. The answers are also provided rationales with new supporting evidence.

EXAM MASTER OnLine™ USMLE and Medical Specialty Board Exams

Provides the user access to both a quality and quantity of data in a format best suited for true comprehension, not just memorization.

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Source: Faculty of 1000 Limited

Description : 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. From the numerical ratings awarded, we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles.

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The F. Netter, M.D. Presenter™

See: Netter Presenter



Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (open access)

Description: Family health information organized as follows:

  • Conditions A-Z
  • Healthy Living
  • Women
  • Smart Patient Guide
  • Health Tools
  • Parents & Kids
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Over-the-Counter Guide

Note: Also includes health-related Web Site Reviews.

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Note: Also available in Spanish.

Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.


See: FedBizOpps: Federal Business Opportunities

FCC Online

Source: The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (subscription)

Note: Access requires a Username and Password.

Description: " The FCC is a compendium of internationally recognized standards for determining the purity and quality of food ingredients. It is a valuable resource for authenticating a wide variety of ingredients, including processing aids, preservatives, flavorings, colorants, and nutrients. Published since 1966, the FCC was acquired by USP from the Institute of Medicine in 2006. The FCC is now revised and updated through an open collaborative revision process involving industry, government, and the public."

Note: Click here for more information about FCC Online.


See: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FedBizOpps: Federal Business Opportunities

Source: General Services Administration (GSO) (open access)

Description: " is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community."

Note: "In accordance with the recent changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) designating Federal Business Opportunities as the single point of universal electronic public access on the Internet for government-wide Federal procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000, CBDNet will cease to accept notices effective midnight, January 1, 2002."
See also: Commerce Business Daily (CBDNet)

Federal Business Opportunities

See: FedBizOpps: Federal Business Opportunities

Federal register

Source: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Office of the Federal Register via GPO Access (open access)

Coverage: Vol. 59, No. 1 (3 Jan. 1994) to date.

Note: Search this database alone or in combination with other databases at GPO Access.

Description: "Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents."

Note: Click here for more information about the Federal register.

Note: Federal Register is also available as a journal in

Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database

See: FREIDA Online: Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database


Please Note: FIRSTConsult is being replaced by a new resource called Clinical Key. Nearly all the content in FIRSTConsult is already in Clinical Key, plus much more! Be aware that TTUHSC access to FIRSTConsult has ceased. We encourage you to take this time to familiarize yourself with the format and content of Clinical Key. Please contact our reference librarians for further help using these products.

FirstGov for Science



See: OCLC FirstSearch


See: Influenza (Flu)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (open access)

Description: Searchable Web site.
See also: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Food Chemicals Codex

See: FCC Online

Food Pyramid

Source: Center for Nutriion Policy and Promotion; USDA

For Health Consumers

Source: Medical Library Association (MLA). Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) (open access)

Description: "The purpose of the CAPHIS Top 100 List is to provide CAPHIS members and other librarians with a resource to use in their daily practice and teaching. Secondly, it is our contribution to the Medical Library Association so that the headquarters staff can refer individuals to a list of quality health web sites. Our goal is to have a limited number of resources that meet the quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on our website."

FREIDA Online: Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database

Source: American Medical Association (AMA) (open access)

Description: FREIDA Online is a database with over 7,800 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs. Besides searching for specialty and subspecialty programs, you can also search for training institutions, medical schools, aggregate training statistics by specialty, and career plans of recent graduates."

Note: Click here for more information about FREIDA Online.


See: Federal register

The Frank H. Netter, M.D. Presenter™

See: Netter Presenter

Funk & Wagnalls new encyclopedia

See: World Almanacs

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