Databases by subject: Medicine

Major Indexes

Academic OneFile

Find peer-reviewed, full text journals and reference sources with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML.

Academic Search Ultimate

Find peer-reviewed journals, full text periodicals, reports, and books across multiple subjects.

ACP Journal Club

Find monthly features of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Find information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED)

Find research in alternative medicine.

ARRS GoldMiner

Access the American Roentgen Ray Society's radiology images published in selected peer-reviewed journals.

BioMed Central

Find articles in medicine, genetics, genomics, oncology, biotechnology, and health care.

Find publicly and privately supported clinical studies conducted around the world on a wide range of diseases and conditions.


Find articles on brain science, cognitive science, brain and neural networks, and linguistics.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science

Find scientific literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

Current Contents Connect

Find complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from the world's leading scholarly journals and books.

DailyMed (NLM)

Find comprehensive, up-to-date medication content and labeling information found in medication package inserts for human and animal drugs marketed in the United States.

Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Find research data sets and data studies in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Drug Information Portal (NLM)

Find drug information from the time a drug enters clinical trials to their introduction into the marketplace.

Drug Monographs (via ClinicalKey)

Find drug monographs and search by drug class, adverse reactions, indications, and contraindications.


Find clinical support tools such as converters, equations, clinical criteria, decision trees, and a math calculator.

Entrez (NCBI cross-database search)

Find databases on literature, genetics, proteins, and chemicals.

Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI essentials

Find guidelines, abstracts, tools, images, and summaries covering the most common conditions, diseases, and procedures clinicians come in contact with every day.

Finding and using images

Learn how to find images online and know when you can legally use them.


Find quality health information in many languages that healthcare providers can share with individuals who have limited English proficiency.

Hereditary Ocular Disease

Find summarized clinical descriptions of hereditary disorders with important ocular features as well as information for patients written in nontechnical language.

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)

Find free images from the U.S. National Library of Medicine's "Images from the History of Medicine" digital collection.

Images in AccessMedicine

Select the "Images" tab then search by keyword.

Images in AccessPharmacy

Select the "Images" tab then search by keyword.

Images in AccessSurgery

Select the "Images" tab then search by keyword.

Interprofessional Practice & Education Resource Center

Find interprofessional practice and education-related content.

Journal Tables of Contents Service (JournalTOCs)

Find tables of contents for scholarly journals and create a free personal account to save the list of journals you want to follow regularly.


Find clinical calculators and decision support tools.


Find medical and dental collections of curated publications organized by content area.

MEDLINE (via Ovid)

Find bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed.

Medline (via PubMed)

Find articles in medicine, life sciences, animal sciences, plant sciences, biomedical research, medical devices, nursing, biotechnology and healthcare.


Find reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, wellness issues, and more in easily understandable English or Spanish.

MEDLINEplus (health topics by population group)

Find reliable, up-to-date health information by population group, such as race, age, LGBT, military status, and more in easily understandable English or Spanish.


Find medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

Find free discipline-specific learning materials and content creation tools intended to enhance the online teaching experience.

Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society (1904-1954)

Find the minutes of the PCMC from 1904 to 1954 to research medical, social, political and professional issues at the local or national level.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Compendium

Find authoritative, scientifically-derived information designed to support making decisions about the appropriate use of drugs and biologics in patients with cancer.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC)

Find information on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

National Institute on Aging health information

Find information on health and aging topics.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Image Gallery

Find images that are free to use with credit (not intended for commercial use).

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) databases

Find databases with extensive information on disabilities and rehabilitation.

Native Health Database

Find bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and more about the health of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

OBESITY+ (Online Best Evidence Service In Tackling Obesity)

Find pre-appraised evidence from medical literature to support obesity-related clinical decisions.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Find human genes, genetic conditions, and Mendelian disorders.

Open-i Biomedical Image Search Engine

Find open access images from PubMed Central and other biomedical image collections.


Find papers presented at conferences worldwide via OCLC's FirstSearch.

Parasites Index

Find parasites and select the "Image Gallery" tab to view images.

Patient-Derived Models Repository (PDMR) Database

Find patient-derived models based on xenografts and in vitro cell cultures.

PDQ (NCI's Comprehensive Database)

Find cancer information summaries, drug information summaries, and dictionaries of cancer-related terms, as well as a directory of professionals who provide genetics services.

Persons in Arizona Medical History

Find more than 4,000 persons connected to the history of medicine in Arizona between the mid-1800s and the late 1900s.


Find international public health and development images that are free for nonprofit and educational use.

PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress)

Find literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health sequelae of traumatic events.

Prescription for Health, 1983-1997

View episodes of this television program made by the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS).


Find worldwide conference proceedings via OCLC's FirstSearch.

Psychiatry Online

Find American Psychiatric Association (APA) journals, textbooks, practice guidelines, and titles related to the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).


Find information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, toxicity data, and more.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Find public health photos, illustrations, and videos, as well as download public domain images.

PubMed (HSL)

Find bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. PubMed includes MEDLINE and citations to NCBI Bookshelf items.

PubMed Central

Find free full text articles from biomedical and life sciences journals.

PubMed Health

Find clinical effectiveness research on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

Science Citation Index

Find articles and citations across all science disciplines.


Find articles and book chapters from physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.


Find peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings across all disciplines.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Find articles and citations in the social sciences.


Find journal articles, dissertations, and books on sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, and nutrition.


Find core medical, nursing, and pharmacy texts.

STAT!Ref books

Find core medical, nursing, and pharmacy texts.

Stedman's Medical Dictionary (2016)

Find terms and definitions across many medical disciplines.

Tox Town

Learn about potential environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals in various locations.

Toxics Release Inventory

Find information on releases of toxic chemicals and their management as waste based on annual reports by U.S. industrial and federal facilities.


Find databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.


Find high-quality clinical research evidence to support practice and care.


Find evidence-based recommendations for patient care and quality, as well as earn continuing education credits if you're a clinician.

UpToDate (from on-site mobile device)

Find evidence-based recommendations for patient care and quality, as well as earn continuing education credits if you're a clinician.

Web of Science (all databases)

Find articles, patents, data sets, and more in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Web of Science (Core collection only)

Find articles, books, and conference proceedings in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Wellcome Collection

Find thousands of Creative Commons-licensed images, such as historical library materials, museum objects, and contemporary photos.

Additional Indexes


Find core medical textbooks, such as "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine."


Find pharmacy and medical textbooks, such as "Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics."


Find surgical videos, animations, textbooks, board review, and clerkship resources.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

Find articles, reports, proceedings, and government publications from Agricola, Toxline, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).

BIOSIS Previews Archive (1926-1968)

Find biological and biomedical journal articles, technical notes, and letters from 1926 to 1968.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Find articles in nursing and allied health, health care, and evidence-based care.


Find journals, reference books, practice guidelines, patient handouts, and drug information across a wide range of medical specialties, as well as search Clinical Overviews/First Consult and Procedures Consult.

Cochrane Library

Find results of controlled trials in medical research including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


Find biomedical articles from 1947 to the present covering topics such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and clinical medicine. Includes over 2,700 journals not indexed in MEDLINE/Pubmed.

GlobalData Medical Intelligence Center

Find information on global medical devices and equipment industry business intelligence.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

Find pharmaceutical science literature topics such as drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice.


Find guides to the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Natural Medicines

Find evidence-based clinical information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

Pharma eTrack

Find information on pharmaceutical industry business intelligence.


Find articles in behavioral science and related fields, such as education, nursing, business, and neuroscience.


Find articles, dissertations, and book chapters in psychology and behavioral health.