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  • DailyMed (Gov): DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts.

  • Dietary Supplements Labels Database (Gov): The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information. It was developed to serve the research community and as a resource for health care providers and the public.

  • Disaster Information Management Research Center (Gov) : Develops and provides access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Drug Information Portal (Gov): The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.  A search box allows searches to many of these resources simultaneously.  More than 49,000 drugs can be searched using this facility.  The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials (Clinicaltrials.gov) through their entry in the U.S. market place (Drugs@FDA).

  • Drugs@FDA (Gov): Drugs@FDA includes most of the drug products approved since 1939. The majority of patient information, labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved since 1998.


  • Envirofacts Database (Gov): This single point of access to several select EPA environmental databases provides access to information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the UnitedStates.

  • ERIC (GOV): Education Resources Information Center Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education. Bibliographic database including 1.3 million citations to journal articles and other education-related materials going back to 1969.


  • FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations (Gov): The FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations database provides a quick reference to acronyms and abbreviations related to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities. The emphasis is on scientific, regulatory, government agency, and computer application terms.



  • Health.gov (gov): Portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the US Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies.

  • Health & Human Services Special Services Databases (Gov): (SIS) produces information resources covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to underserved and special populations, HIV/AIDS, drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

  • Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) (NLM): Access to full-text documents useful in health care decision-making: clinical practice guidelines, quick reference guides, evidence reports, technology assessments, and research protocols.





  • LactMed (Gov): The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate.


  • MEDLINE via PubMed (NLM) with Linkout: MEDLINE contains >20 million references to articles published in >5,500 current biomedical journals from the United States and 80 other countries. This specific link will direct you to IU Health holdings for full-text. PubMed Tutorials.

  • MedlinePlus (NLM): MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR ) (Gov): MMWR is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.


  • National Academies: The Academies are comprised of three private, nonprofit institutions:

  • National Cancer Institute Visuals Online - The collection spans everything from biomedical, science, and patient-care related illustrations and images to portraits of present and past directors and the staff of the National Cancer Institute. Visuals Online currently provides public access to 3,505 images. Not all images are public domain. Terms of Use.

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

  • National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (Gov): The Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation. The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields. Use the main search and archived materials to find and disseminate training resources related to curricula, accredited courses, RSA grantee materials and more.

  • National Drug Code Directory (Gov): The NDC serves as a universal product identifier for prescription medications approved for human consumption. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the FDA with a current list of “all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded or processed for commercial distribution.” An NDC number serves as a universal product identifier for over-the-counter and prescription.

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK Image Library - A searchable database of illustrations produced by the NIDDK Information Clearinghouses that are available copyright free to the public at no cost. The Library makes available anatomical and medical, instructional, and lifestyle and activity illustrations presented in high, medium, and low resolutions.

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences NIGMS Image Video Gallery - The Images and videos in this gallery are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0.

  • National Library of Medicine Databases

  • National Science Foundation (Gov): The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), NSF is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.


  • OMIM®, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man®: A comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes.

  • Orange Book FDA (Gov): Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (commonly known as the Orange Book) identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and related patent and exclusivity information.


  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (GOV): Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

  • PDQ (Physician Data Query) National Cancer Institute (Gov): Comprehensive cancer database containing summaries of cancer topics, registry of cancer clinical trials from around the world, directory of professionals who provide genetics services, NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, and NCI Drug Dictionary.

  • PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) (GOV): PILOTS from the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Unlike other databases, the PILOTS Database does not restrict its coverage to articles appearing in selected journals. It attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations. Coverage 1871-present.

  • PubMed: citations for biomedical literature from . Citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books include the fields of biomedicine, health, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

    • Bioethics (Gov): The Bioethics Information Resource page provides links to a pre-formulated PubMed search and other resources addressing Bio-ethics.

    • Clinical Queries: A search interface to find citations in the areas of: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews and Medical Genetics

    • Electronic Health Records (Gov): The Electronic Health Records Information Resource page provides links to a preformatted PubMed search and other resources addressing electronic health records information resources.

    • 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.

    • Health Disparities (Gov): The Health Disparities Information Resource page provides links to a pre-formulated PubMed search and other resources addressing Health Disparities information resources.

    • Health Literacy (Gov): The Health Literacy Information Resource page provides links to a pre-formulated PubMed search and other resources addressing Health Literacy information resources.

    • Health Services Research (HSR) Queries (Gov): This page provides specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs. Results of searches on this page are limited to specific health services research areas such as appropriateness, process assessment, outcomes assessment, costs, economics, qualitative research and quality improvement.

    • Healthy People 2020 (Gov): The National Library of Medicine , National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, have developed structured evidence queries, that search high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify research evidence for selected Healthy People 2020 objectives. These one-click strategies search PubMed, a database which provides access to millions of citations from MEDLINE, life science and public health journals, and on-line books.

    • PubMed Nursing Subset: Limits search to the PubMed Nursing Journals

    • PubMed Special Queries: Directory of topic-specific PubMed queries including AIDS, Bioethics, Cancer, Space Life Sciences as well as Clinical Queries along with many other search strategies.

    • MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resources Guide

    • PubMed Help and Tutorials.

    • PubMed with IUH Holdings (NLM): This version of PubMed offers direct links to much of the full-text subscribed to by the IU Health Medical Library. Off campus access to subscribed content requires Athens authentication.

    • Veterinary Science Search and Veterinary Information Resources: The MEDLINE®/PubMed® Veterinary Science search retrieves citations to journal literature, combining subject search terms, title words, and veterinary and animal health journal titles.

  • PUBPDF: Find full text articles from millions of scientific publications.



  • Recalls.gov (Gov): A service for alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. Six federal agencies (Consumer Product safety Commission, FDA, Environmental protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Coast Guard and the US Department of Agriculture) with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Drug Recalls can also be located at: FDA Drug Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts.

  • REHABData: This database is produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, it is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 80,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities. The collection spans 1956 to the present.


  • Science.gov (Gov): Searches over 45 databases and 2,000 websites from 14 federal agencies, offering authoritative US government science information, including research and development results.


  • TOXNET® (Gov): TOXicology Data NETwork is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.