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  • Vendor: National Library of Medicine

A subset of the National Library of Medicine databases. Go-to database for articles from selected biomedical journals, run by the National Library of Medicine, 1966-present. National Library of Medicine interface permits detailed searches using MeSH controlled vocabulary.


(Web of Science)
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  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Clarivate Analytics

A subset of Web of Science database. The go-to database for articles in all areas of health and life sciences, run by the National Library of Medicine, 1965-present. Great for finding articles in medical literature.


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  • Vendor: National Library of Medicine

Go-to source of articles in biomedicine, biochemistry, and related medical fields. Search Medline, life science journals, and online books through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Many search results link to full-text articles in journals through library subscriptions.

Web of Science

(Web of Knowledge)
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  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Clarivate Analytics

Citations covering high-impact (heavily cited) journals in the sciences (1900-present), social sciences (1956-present), and arts and humanities (1997-present).


  • E-books | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC

Textbooks for the PharmD curriculum. Includes:
• Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
• DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy
Reference books, NAPLEX review help students to develop and track key skills, and more. Works best with non-Internet Explorer browsers.
Funded by the Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy


  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: USDA

USDA National Library of Agriculture database. Citations for articles on every major agricultural topic, 1970-present. Also includes some life sciences and applied biology topics.

Annual Reviews

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Annual Reviews

Critical reviews of primary research literature written by leading scientists in Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences.

BBC Landmark Video Collection

  • Videos
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Informational videos produced by the BBC highlighting natural events. Relevant to science, natural history, geology, geography, earth science, climate science, environment science, biology, and anthropology.

Birds of North America Online

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Cornell University

Reference source with detailed information for all species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Includes recorded bird song and calls and images for each species.

California State Geoportal

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: California

The California State Geoportal is a centralized geographic open data portal, which includes authoritative data and applications from a multitude of California state entities. The portal runs on the ESRI ArcGIS Online Hub platform, which provides many tools to access and view data and maps. It also enables users to tap into the broader ESRI ArcGIS Online suite of tools, either with a free public account or with a paid subscription account. The California State Geoportal has many tools available to users to help locate, view datasets as well as build their own maps. For further information, please visit the portal training page at

Encyclopedia of Global Change

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Oxford

Wide variety of articles covering mostly human-influenced changes to life on earth. Published 2001, published online 2005: users will need up-to-date research from other sources to compliment many of the articles.

Google Scholar

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Google

Peer-reviewed articles, theses, and scholarly books from journals, professional organizations, and university and preprint repositories

Handbook of Birds of the World Alive

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Handbook of Birds of the World Alive

Reference source for all birds worldwide, including taxonomy. Supports five simultaneous users, requires username and password. Updated frequently.

Health Source-Consumer Edition

  • Popular Sources | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Full-text consumer health magazines, reference books, and pamphlets. Also contains Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Coverage 1984-present; coverage differs from magazine to magazine.

Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly strong coverage of nursing and allied health. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. Not all included journals are peer-review. Coverage 1952-present; dates vary journal to journal.

Internet Archive's Open Library

  • E-books | Images | Videos
  • Vendor: Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a non-profit, digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. The mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million Television News Programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.

JoVE Science Education Database

Special temporary access provided through June 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.. Video demonstrations of laboratory methods and protocols across eight STEM disciplines, two Core video textbooks, and intro biology and chemistry lab manuals. (Video Journal access is not included.)

TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)

  • Data & Statistics | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Phoenix Bioinformatics Corporation

Genetic and molecular biology data for Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant. Produced by the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center at Ohio State University.
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