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5 Minute Consult

Evidence-based monographs on diseases, drugs, procedures, and laboratory tests. Includes patient handouts on drugs, aftercare, and physical therapy exercises. Combines access to all contents of the "5 Minute Consult" book series.

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AccessAnesthesiology

Textbooks, study tools, guidelines, cases, drug information, multimedia (videos, animations, images). Focus on anesthesiology, pain management, critical care, and perioperative medicine. Some features require a free MyAccess profile.

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AccessMedicine

Provides access to a wide range of medical textbooks, board review books and clinical support books. In addition, there are self-assessment modules with case studies and multiple choice questions. Good for study and review of basic medical topics.

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AccessPediatrics

Textbooks, handbooks, cases, drug information, study tools, board review, multimedia (videos, animations, images). Focus on pediatrics and neonatology. Some features require a free MyAccess profile.

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AccessSurgery

Textbooks, handbooks, cases, drug information, study tools, board review, multimedia (videos and images). Focus on surgery, orthopedics, critical care, and trauma. Some features require a free MyAccess profile.

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Government resource including broad coverage of: health topics, Evidence-based Practice Center reports, US government programs, research tools, data and statistics, grants, consumer health.

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Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics report of aging statistics organized into six subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behavior, health care, and environment.

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Alt HealthWatch

Includes academic journal and magazine articles, reports, association and consumer proceedings, and book excerpts covering alternative and complementary therapies, including homeopathy, herbalism, nutrition, and traditional Chinese medicine from 1990 to the present.

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The mission of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is "Advancing the Practice and Securing the Future". ASA offers members the education, research and practice management tools they need to serve their patients and their profession.

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Comprehensive public collection of high quality, peer-reviewed hematologic images presented in digital and case-based format, useful for reference or instruction. Includes atlas and reference cases.

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Free online collection of five anatomical atlases, including detailed drawings and photos of human body tissues, bones, and organs.

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Annual Reviews

Provides comprehensive, in-depth review articles on topics ranging from basic sciences to the clinical sciences. These reviews are best used as introductions to new research topics.

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Bandolier collects good quality evidence under a variety of different headings. They search for systematic reviews of treatments, of evidence about diagnosis, epidemiology or health economics, and abstract it.

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Brief and structured evidence appraisal and summaries specific to emergency medicine.

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A suite of peer-reviewed, open-access journals in all areas of the biological sciences, includes titles such as BMC Biology, BMC Medicine, Malaria and BMC Infectious Disease. Good for finding high-quality, open-access literature on a variety of topics.

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Exam Prep for Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Medical, and Dentistry. Use your @usc.edu e-mail address for registration

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Books@Ovid

eBook collection with access to over 800 major medical and allied health texts and handbooks.

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Data from state-wide telephone based health survey. Topics include health, housing, access to care, employment, insurance, food environment, etc. Access requires free AskCHIS account.

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This is the CDC's main site, with links to a myriad of popular topics, publications, and research tools. Provides access to complete information about the agency and its various components, as well as funding, statistics and publications.

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ClinicalKey

Online collection of ebooks, journals, guidelines, patient education handouts, drug monographs, images, and videos focusing on clinical health care. Includes MEDLINE full-text.

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Registry and results database; includes information about publicly & privately funded studies including; completed & ongoing trials, research design, results, and contact information.

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Cochrane Library

Collection of databases aimed at gathering and summarizing health research.

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Search for approved United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical devices. Results include links to device summary information, manufacturer, approval date, user instructions, and other consumer information.

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Diagnosaurus

Allows searching of over 1000 differential diagnoses by symptoms, diseases and organ systems. Link from Diagnosaurus directly into other books within AccessMedicine.

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Access to over 39,000 eBook titles including biomedical science and medicine, pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology, social sciences and more.

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Embase

Embase provides access to over more than 29 million citations for biomedical articles and conference proceedings. This version has been customized for USC users to find the full-text of articles from library holdings.

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This organization approves and regulates human and veterinary medicines in the European Union (EU). Find detailed information on approved drugs, news about the EMA, and information on how drugs are tested and regulated in the EU.

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Search for protocol and results information on interventional clinical trials conducted in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA); and those conducted outside the EU / EEA that are linked to European paediatric-medicine development.

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Exam Master Online

Provides timed practice tests for the NAPLEX, USMLE, PANCE and other health sciences licensure tests. Tracks progress and allows for user created exams using its questions bank. Requires individual registration with an USC e-mail address. This is good for self-testing.

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Faculty of 1000

Identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. Read article recommendations from leading scientists and clinicians.

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Information about and created for the staff of the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, 1887-1999. Includes photographs, documents, publications, training films, audio recordings, blueprints, and administrative records.

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Future Medicine

A gateway to objective and authoritative information on medical advances in the post-genomic era, delivering concise, forward-looking perspectives on the scientific, clinical, economic and policy issues in modern healthcare.

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Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

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GIDEON

Database for diagnosing infectious diseases. Includes differential diagnosis tool, current information on disease outbreaks, and epidemiological data.

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Global Health

Searches the literature on global and public health issues. This is one of the most comprehensive databases for global and public health. Good for information on public health issues and policies.

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Summaries of guidelines and recommendations from United Kingdom governmental agencies and European and global professional groups. Includes links to full-text of guidelines. Registration is not required to access guidelines.

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University of Iowa medical image gallery - includes a link for copyright free images. Last updated 2010.

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