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Database Descriptions 

Access 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. 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. also makes available self-evaluation instruments and lifelong learning tools such as online lectures, USMLE-type questions, and peer-to-peer discussion.

ACP 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 agricultural subject.

AIDSInfo - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and
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 research.

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.

ChemIDplus Advanced- Chemical 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.

CINAHL CompleteCINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.  Over 5,000 journals indexed with full-text coverage of approximately 1,300 titles.  Coverage dates from 1937 to present.

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 Clinics. 

Cochrane 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 NLM. 

EBMCalc3000 - medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools, via StatRef

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 title.

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.

ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) - Search this database to view campus master theses and dissertations. Thesis submission instructions there as well.

Exam 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

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cytology and Histology
  • Internal and Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry

Physician Assistant

  • Clinical Modules for Physician Assistants
  • Medical Subject Review for Physician Assistants
  • PANCE/PANRE Certification Review


  • Dental Subject Review for NBDE Part I

Medical Certification

  • Family Medicine Certification Review
  • General Pediatrics Certification Review
  • General Surgery Certification Review
  • Internal Medicine Certification Review
  • SPEX (Special Purpose EXamination)


  • Pharmacy Review (NAPLEX)
  • Supplemental Medical Sciences for Pharmacy


  • USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation
  • USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
  • USMLE Step 2 CK Board Preparation
  • USMLE Step 2 CK Medical Subject Review
  • USMLE Step 3 Board Preparation
  • USMLE Step 3 Medical Subject Review

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.

Household 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.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library - The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

EEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and its publishing partners. The IEEE publications cover topics in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. 

Impact Factor - in Web of Science InCites:
 - Journal Citation Reports (Journal Titles Ranked By Impact Factor) 
 - Essential Science Indicators (Top Research Papers By Field)

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: 

  • Citation and Article Counts
  • Impact Factor (more information)
  • Immediacy Index
  • Cited Half-Life
  • Citing Half-Life
  • Source Data Listing
  • Citing Journal Listing
  • Cited Journal Listing
  • Subject Categories
  • Publisher Information
  • Journal Title Changes

For more information, please see the JCR Help Files or use our Ask a Librarian service.

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments - elucidating techniques through a combination of peer reviewed video and text.
* Please note that our subscription covers Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, and Neuroscience only.

LactMed  - 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.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - 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

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 information.

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 reviews.

Micromedex - 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.

National 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 community. 

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 home.

Newspaper Source Plus - Selected national and international newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post.

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. 

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.

ProQuest - 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.

ProQuest 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 scholarly works.

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.

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete - Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.

ProQuest Health Management - Research supporting professional healthcare management and healthcare administration.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health - Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine

ProQuest 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.

ProQuest 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.

PubMed - 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. 

PubMed Health - provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care. PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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. - gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

SciFinder (Registered 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.

SimplyAnalytics - 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. Was SimplyMap until June 2017.

Serials 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.

Social 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.

Sociologic Abstracts - 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 Government."

Statistical 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.

Wakespace -  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.

Web of Science - (1945-present) 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 world's libraries.


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