database descriptions below | all databases at WFU Libraries
Medicine - Provides an online portal to many of the publisher's
most popular medical titles: Harrison's Online, Hurst's The Heart, the
AccessLANGE series in the basic and clinical sciences, and The Metabolic and
Molecular Base of Inherited Disease. A new component is CURRENT Medical
Diagnosis & Treatment, which will be updated quarterly rather than the
standard annual updating in the print version and offer mobile downloads of
point-of-use information for the clinician. AccessMedicine.com users will also
have access to GoldStandar Multimedia's Clinical Pharmacology, which has over
2,600 monographs covering over 95,000 drug products, as well as patient
information in English and Spanish. AccessMedicine.com also makes available
self-evaluation instruments and lifelong learning tools such as online
lectures, USMLE-type questions, and peer-to-peer discussion.
Journal Club- Reviews selected articles from over 70 journals based on
strict criteria for study design and clinical relevance.
AGRICOLA- Contains records covering every major
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the
latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment
prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS,
their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.
Bates' Guide to Visual Examination - Videos - head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content used for assessment instruction and student preparedness for the boards and the patient encounter.
Bates' Guide to Visual Examination and History Taking - textbook, 11th edition
Biological Abstracts - Includes citations and some abstracts from
over 6500 international life sciences journals. Fields covered include:
biology, botany, zoology, biotechnology, and environmental studies.
BioMed Central - publishes
peer-reviewed, primary research articles across all areas of biology and
medicine, including access to over 60 specialist journals, along with news,
editorials, and commentaries. BioMed Central is an independent publishing house
committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical
BrowZine - allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s subscription journals from your desktop, phone, or tablet (iOS, Android, or Fire HD). Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, and articles may be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or Mendeley. To download, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store or Google play and get the app; when initially launching BrowZine, select WFU and subject area Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Identification file built and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
It serves as an authority file for the identification of chemical substances
cited in NLM databases. It contains one record per chemical substance for over
340,000 compounds cited in the NLM databases residing on either the ELHILL or
TOXNET system. The data elements include: CAS Registry Numbers, Molecular
Formulas, Systematic Names, Synonyms, MeSH Headings, Name and Formula
Fragments, and List and File Locator designations.
ClinicalKey is upgraded and expanded from MD
Consult, Clinical Key offers hundreds of books and journals, procedural videos
illustrating over 95 medical techniques, First Consult (a clinical
point-of-care resource), practice guidelines and CME credits via the Cleveland
Systematic Reviews- Full text of
regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare, prepared by
The Cochrane Collaboration.
CultureVision - information for health care providers about more than 50 cultural communities on crucial topics including communication, family patterns, diet and nutrition, treatment protocols, ethnopharmacology, etiquette issues, etc.
DailyMed - provides health information
providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up
and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication
package inserts. From the National Library of Medicine.
Drug Information Portal - from
Complete - Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and
general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development,
arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
Electronic Journals - Carpenter Library electronic journal
subscription titles and links to the publishers. It specifies the years
available electronically and may be searched alphabetically, by topic or by
Electronic Textbooks - Carpenter
Library e-books listed by subject, publisher or title.
ERIC - Citations and
abstracts of journals on education and of related documents from the Educational
Resource Information Center.
(Electronic Theses and Dissertations) - Search this database to
view campus master theses and dissertations. Thesis submission instructions there as well.
Master - USMLE - Take exams which simulate the actual board
exam experience; quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses; customize the
selection of your study material; create custom flash cards.
Test Modules include:
Medical Subject Review
- Cytology and Histology
- Internal and Clinical
- Medical Microbiology
- Clinical Modules for
- Medical Subject Review
for Physician Assistants
- Dental Subject Review
for NBDE Part I
- Family Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- SPEX (Special Purpose
- Pharmacy Review
- Supplemental Medical
Sciences for Pharmacy
- USMLE Step 1 Board
- USMLE Step 1 Medical
- USMLE Step 2 CK Board
- USMLE Step 2 CK
Medical Subject Review
- USMLE Step 3 Board
- USMLE Step 3 Medical
Faculty Publications - At the end of each fiscal year, the faculty
publications database is used to gather the departmental publication data and
is submitted to the Dean for the Annual Report. In the Annual Report,
statistics are provided showing totals by publication type and also
departmental totals by publication type. Citations of faculty publications also are used in grant
applications and curricula vitae.
Google Scholar w Proxy - go through the Library proxy server to access subscription content found in Google Scholar.
Products Database - This database,
produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of
Health, links over 4,000 consumer brand name items to information on their
health effects. It allows scientists and consumers to research products based
on chemical ingredients. Categories of products include household cleaners,
automotive products, personal care items, pesticides, yard and home maintenance
supplies, and materials used for hobbies and crafts.
Impact Factor - in Web of Science InCites:
- Journal Citation Reports (Journal Titles
Ranked By Impact Factor)
- Essential Science Indicators (Top
Research Papers By Field)
Ingenuity Pathways Analysis - IPA software is a web-based application with expert-curated
knowledge database that can assist researchers in modeling, analyzing and
understanding complex biological pathways and networks. Please contact Parks
336-716-2299) if interested; departments split the cost.
Inspec - The Institution of Engineering and
Technology created this database providing abstracts and indexing to the
world's scientific and technical literature. Containing over 8 million records,
Inspec provides coverage from over 3,400 journals, 2,000 conference
proceedings as well as numerous books, dissertations and reports.
Impact Factor - in Web of Science InCites:
- Journal Citation Reports (Journal Titles Ranked By Impact Factor)
- Essential Science Indicators (Top Research Papers By Field)
Journal Citation Reports - Resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn
from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is both
multidisciplinary and international, and incorporates journals from over
3,000 publishers in 60 nations. The JCR is source of
citation data on journals, and includes specialties in the areas of science,
technology, and the social sciences.The JCR has two editions:
JCR Science Edition - Contains data from roughly
5,000 journals in the areas of science and technology.
JCR Social Science Edition - Contains data from
roughly 1,500 journals in the social sciences.
Each annual database contains the citation data from the JCR
year indicated. For every journal covered, the following information is
collected or calculated:
and Article Counts
Factor (more information)
For more information, please see the JCR Help Files or use our Ask a Librarian service.
of Visualized Experiments - elucidating techniques through
a combination of peer reviewed video and text.
* Please note that our subscription covers JoVE Biology and JoVE Neuroscience
- Provides health care practitioners and nursing mothers with reliable and
freely accessible information on drugs to which nursing mothers may be exposed
and the effects of those drugs on nursing infants and on lactation. Lact Med is
searchable by drug name (generic or trade) a drug's pharmacologic category, CAS
Registry number, and by subject terms.
Express Library - (via NCLive) -
Practice tests for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide, Nursing
School Practice Entrance Tests, EMT-Basic, Paramedic, plus dozens of
Elementary, HS, AP exams, GED, TOEFL, Real Estate, and many more.
- Contains full text access to a wide range of news, country profiles, business
and company information, legal research databases, and some general
medical/health and reference sources.
Lippincott Advisor - a collection of evidence-based content providing practicing nurses with instant access to online references at the point of care. Browse by topic or category, scroll through alphabetical lists of documents, or perform a search to identify a particular document.
LWW Health Library - The LWW Health Library includes many commonly required textbooks and multimedia assets—for use in medical sciences programs. Collections provide faculty and student users with:
- Intuitive user interface, with texts and multimedia easily accessible or searchable by asset type
- improved title/reading view with image “download to PowerPoint” feature
- Enhanced search functionality, including semantic tagging and filtering by subject—a critical component of learning in integrated curricula
- Hundreds of cases, each with a brief description for use in case or problem-based learning
- "Web-responsive design” that recognizes the device in use and adjusts the view accordingly
- Multimedia such as videos, animations, and quiz banks compatible with iOS devices for uninterrupted viewing
MDConsult retired - use ClinicalKey
Medical Letter - Online access to current
issues of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines
from The Medical Letter, as well as CME Online, Adverse Drug Interactions
Program, Antimicrobial Therapy online handbook
MedCalc3000 - medical formulae, clinical
criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools, via StatRef
Medline (PubMed) - Covers 3,800 international journals in the
fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care
systems, and preclinical sciences. Primary source for technical medical
MedlinePlus - Consumer health information from
the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics,
medical dictionaries, directories and publications.
Medscape Reference -
free registration; from WebMD.
Mental Measurements Yearbook - Descriptions of nearly 1900 commercially
published standardized educational, personality, vocational aptitude, and
psychological tests. It provides authors, publishers, time requirements, score
descriptions, intended populations, validity/reliability data, and critical
- Access to drug databases such as Poisindex, Identidex, Drugdex, Martindale,
Drug-reax, NeoFax, and IV Index. This system also provides access to patient
leaflets with consumer level information on various drugs.
Cancer Institute - Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer
information from the US government's principal agency for cancer research.
National Guideline Clearinghouse-
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC offers
syntheses of selected guidelines that cover similar topic areas, and Expert
Commentary on issues of interest and importance to the clinical guideline
Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard) - dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
National Quality Measures Database - an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a database and Web site for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures, including the Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System (CONQUEST), the Expansion of Quality of Care Measures (Q-SPAN) project, the Quality Measurement Network (QMNet) project, and the Performance Measures Inventory (PMI).
NC LIVE - NC LIVE offers the citizens of North
Carolina online access to a diverse collection of electronic resources
including complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, magazines,
and encyclopedias, indexing for over 25,000 periodical titles, and access to
over 25,000 online print and audio books. NC LIVE is available free of charge
to library patrons, students, and educators from four communities of interest
(COIs) -- public libraries, community colleges, the state's university system,
and members of the North Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and
Universities. NC LIVE can be accessed from within an affiliated library or from
Source Plus - Selected
national and international newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington
NIH Clinical Alerts - Clinical alerts are provided to
expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical trials where such
release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality.
OECD Health Data - A source of comparable statistics on health and health
care systems of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development) economies. This tool enables health researchers and policy
advisors in governments, the private sector and the academic community to carry
out comparative analyses and draw lessons from cross-country comparisons of
national health care systems. The OECD Health database covers over 1,200
indicators and offering sophisticated query modules.
Pharmaceutical News Index - News on medical
technology, research and legislative developments.
PrimateLit - Provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on
nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the
database spans 1940 to present and includes all publication categories
(articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters,
etc.) and many subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology,
reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology,
physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular
biology, genetics and zoogeography).
Procedures Consult is an online reference tool that provides complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today’s hospital setting. Pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure information is included pertaining to indications, contraindications, equipment, anatomy, details of the procedure itself, post-procedure care, complications, and “outcomes and evidence.” Two particularly nice features of this product are high quality videos and illustrations for each procedure, and procedure checklists. Brief self-tests are also available.
Procedures Consult Subject Areas:
Procedures Consult is a component of ClinicalKey from Elsevier.
- A multidisciplinary
collection of databases that includearticles covering the humanities, social
sciences, sciences, and business. Databases include Research Library, Ethnic
NewsWatch, ProQuest Religion, and several major newspapers.
Biology Journals - Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries,
biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology,
health and safety science, entomology, and more.
ProQuest Central - General reference database for over 175
subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses-
A source for over one million citations and abstracts to doctoral dissertations
and selected master s theses from over 1000 North American and European
universities. From this site, you can order and pay for personal copies of
dissertations or theses. Many Wake Forest University theses and
dissertations have the full text available for free.
Health & Medical Complete - Clinical research plus consumer and health
Health Management - Research supporting
professional healthcare management and healthcare administration.
Nursing & Allied Health - Journals and dissertations covering
nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine
Psychology Journals - Clinical and social psychology articles on topics such as
genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology,
addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
Newsstand - News content from many national and international newspapers,
newswires and selected news magazines.
PsycInfo - Provides comprehensive coverage for the
field of psychology from over 45 countries. Contains abstracts andfull-textfrom
articles, books, book chapters, journals, dissertations, and other sources.
Public Library of Science - The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a
nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the
world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
Provides access to MEDLINE, a database of citations covering the fields of
medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and
preclinical sciences. Other services within PubMed include the Journal Browser,
MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) Browser, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries.
PubMed also provides access to molecular biology databases in the National
Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez retrieval system with
components for searching DNA and protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data,
population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes.
PubMed Central -
Free digital archive of full text biomedical and life sciences journal
literature maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Includes content
supplied directly from publishers of journals indexed by MEDLINE, as well as
author manuscripts of published or accepted for publication articles stemming
from research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Red Book Online - Red Book® Online extends beyond the print edition to provide instant access to pediatric infectious disease solutions not available anywhere else. It includes the most reliable and clinically relevant content on more than 200 childhood infectious diseases and is the quickest and easiest way to keep pace with all the latest developments and clinical guidelines at the point of care.
Red Book® Online features include
The complete text of the current Red Book® in English and Spanish in 5 easy-to-navigate sections
• Section 1: Active and Passive Immunization
• Section 2: Recommendations for Care of Children in Special Circumstances
• Section 3: Summaries of Infectious Diseases
• Section 4: Antimicrobial Agents and Related Therapy
• Section 5: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
Online updates, news, and eAlerts
Current immunization schedules, vaccine shortage updates, and influenza resource page
Expanded Visual Library—a collection of more than 2,700 context-sensitive pop-up images, including “Image of the Day”
Archived access to past editions of Red Book®
AAP policies and related online content
Ready-to-use slides for teaching and printing
ScienceDirect - scientific
database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals
and 26,000 books.
Science.gov - gateway to authoritative selected science
information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research
and development results.
users only) For registration info, contact Molly Barnett
- SciFinder Web provides substances, reactions, and patent and journal
references produced, compiled, and updated daily by Chemical Abstracts
Service (CAS) from 1907 to the present, updated daily.
SimplyMap - a web-based mapping application that
lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using
demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States.
Directory- Provides information about over 150,000 serial publications,
including indexing and abstracting services, and over 8,000 newspapers. It is
searchable by title, editor's name, publisher, frequency, subject, etc.
Issues Primary Sources Collection - Covers crime and punishment,
environment, family, gender issues and sexuality, government, politics and
protest, human and civil rights, immigration and multiculturalism, medicine,
health, and bioethics, social policy, and terrorism.
- Provides citations and abstracts to articles published in some 2300 journals
in sociology, social welfare, and social policy, as well as other related
topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Also includes citations to some
books and many dissertations.
SPORTDiscus - Offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness
and related disciplines. This database contains over 650,000 records with
journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations
and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
Springer Protocols - Springer
Protocols is a database of reproducible, step-by-step laboratory protocols in
the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiles protocols from book series Methods
in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology,
Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a
number of Laboratory Handbooks.
STAT!Ref - Provides a variety
of medical ebooks as well as Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, MedCalc 3000,
and the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
STAT-USA- Provides statistics for business,
international market research, and socio-economic information from over 50 U.S.
government agencies. A particularly good source on export promotion and
international trade issues. Domestic economic and business information
includes: National Income and Product Accounts (including GDP), Composite Index
of Leading Indicators, Regional Economic Data including personal income, wages
and employment for states and local areas, Housing and Population Statistics,
and the Economic Report of the President and the budget of the U.S. Federal
Insight- Includes the American Statistics Index (ASI) from 1973- ,
links to 800 full-text documents published since 1994 and links to over 2,000
publications on federal agency web sites, including the Statistical Abstract of
the United States.
TOXNET - Direct links to toxicology and
environmental health databases such as, HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Base)
and CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis research Information System) as well as
finding chemical names/structures.
TRIP Database -
a free search engine to help clinicians identify the best available
evidence with which to answer clinical questions.
UpToDate - point-of-care, peer-reviewed
reference database, with topic reviews written exclusively by physicians for
physicians - nearly 3,000 physicians serve as authors. Available
off-campus via the proxy server, and via mobile app.
Wake Forest University Databases - From the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the
Reynolda Campus, all of their electronic databases. It is searchable and
arranged by subjects - from Arts and Humanities to Social Sciences.
- is Wake Forest University's institutional repository. It is
designed to collect, preserve, and disseminate the scholarly research output
produced by WFU faculty, students, and staff.
of Science - Contains three ISI Citation Databases (Sciences, Arts &
Humanities, Social Sciences), which together index over 8,000 peer-reviewed
journals. Provides bibliographic data, author abstracts, and cited references.
Useful for searching databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
Citation searching also allows you to use a given work as a subject term in
order to identify more recent articles about the same topic. Science Citation
Index Expanded indexes over 5,300 journals in the sciences, including the
following areas: agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering,
math, medicine, physics and veterinary science. Social Science Citation Index
covers over 1,700 journals in the social sciences including anthropology,
communications, history, law, management, political science, psychology,
sociology, and women's studies. Arts & Humanities Citation Index covers
over 1,100 journals in the arts and humanities including architecture, art,
Asian studies, classics, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music,
philosophy, and theater.
WorldCat - The world's largest bibliographic database,
with 63 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages and covering
information from 4,000 years of knowledge, and holdings information from the